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 Otukpo - 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 Otukpo|
|Bishop:||The Rt. Revd David Kayode Bello|
|Address:||Bishopscourt, Depot Road , P.O.B. 0360 Otukpo, Benue State , Nigeria|
|Telephone:||00 234 08044126312|
Brief history of Diocese:
The Diocese of Otukpo was created and inaugurated as a Missionary Diocese in 1996 with just 5 clergymen, to take care of a teeming flock, scattered over a wide area. The then bishop embarked on a local training programme from available resources to make priests, so the number rose to 25 just in 2 years. Many out posts for congregational worship have been established, but the resources are very lean, so these congregations are completely dependent on the Cathedral for sustenance and growth.
Any previous or existing Links:
None (except for Provincial links)
Reason for wanting a Link:
What expectations you have of the Link?
What part of the world you would like your Link to be?
Europe , South Africa and South East Asia .
Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.
Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?
For now the link dioceses should contrast this our existing pattern.
Signature of Bishop: Signed Date: 15 Nov. 2004