Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Abakaliki - The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

Companion Diocesan Links have been a means of developing relationships and mutual partnership in mission throughout the dioceses and parishes of the Anglican Communion for many years. The Diocese of Abakaliki - The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) is seeking a new link and has given information on the diocese below. If your diocese is interested in forming a link with them please respond directly to the Bishop.

To understand more of Anglican Diocesan Links please go to Guidelines for Companion Link Relationships

Province: The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Diocese: The Diocese of Abakaliki
Bishop: The Rt. Revd Benson C.B. Omyeibor
Address: All Saints’ Cathedral, Box 112 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
Telephone: 234 (0)43-20762 or 080 350 13083
Email: Kelere53787@yahoo.com

Brief history of Diocese:

Anglican Church came to Abakaliki area in 1959. The Church was raised to parish status in 1964 and inaugurated archdeaconry and Diocese in 1989 and 1997 respectively. The Diocese has eleven (11) archdeaconries, twenty six (26) parishes and one hundred and fifty (150) churches, 75 planted between 2000 and 2004.

Any previous or existing Links:

As a Diocese we have no links. While part of the Enugu Diocese there was an association with St Thomas Parish Lymington, UK, through the Revd. Canon Michael Weaver, and parishes of Walberton and Arundel.

Reason for wanting a Link:

• For sharing of Christian love
• For fellowship and encouragement in the mission and ministry of the Church.

What expectations you have of the Link?

To share together in the advancement of God’s Kingdom through:
• effective evangelism
• discipleship
• stewardship

What part of the world you would like your Link to be?

Any part of our communion were there is holistic ministry is a priority.

Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.

• The Lord’s great commission and the mission guide us.
• Vision statement of the Church of Nigeria-Bible based, spiritual, pragmatic evangelism, caring and the church that epitomises the love of Christ and a church that moves to self reliance.
• Self-supporting, self-propagating and self-governing.

Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?

Left not the link Diocese reflects all but let us has the mind of Christ. We must be Bible-based.


Signature of Bishop: Signed   Date: 30 September 2004