Welcome to Diocese of Ogbaru, Anglican Communion Church


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE OF OGBARU

Diocese of Ogbaru

The area known today as Diocese of Ogbaru started as Ogbaru Missionary Archdeaconry, carved out from the Onitsha South Archdeaconry in the Diocese On the Niger. The Ogbaru Missionary Archdeaconry was inaugurated in 2006 as the First Missionary Archdeaconry in the Diocese On the Niger with the collation, and installation of Ven. Joseph O. I Nweke as the Archdeacon. Following the recommendation by the visitation panel appointed by the Church of Nigeria that visited the proposed areas for the creation of Missionary Dioceses, the Missionary Diocese of Ogbaru was created with the approval of the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria which met at St. Paul's Cathedral Church Diobu, Portharcourt (Diocese of Niger Delta North) from 13th - 16th September, 2006.

The pioneer Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. samuel Chukwudi Ezeofor (JP) was elected by the Episcopal Synod of the Church of Nigeria on January 11, 2007 at the Ibru Retreat Centre Agbarha-Otor, Delta State. He was consecrated on Sunday, 4th March, 2007 at the Cathedral Church of Advent Gwarimpa, Abuja by the then Primate, Most Rev. Peter J. Akinola, CON.

The Missionary Diocese of Ogbaru was inaugurated and the Bishop enthroned on Thursday, 15th March, 2007 at the headquarters, Cathedral Church of St. James Atani.

The Diocese is a rich ground for Soul-enrichment and Spirit-filled programmes. Such annaul events include:
COVENANT WEEK
PRAYER SUMMIT
WORD CONFERENCE
ORDINATION
CONFIRMATION AND ADMISSIONS
SYNOD AND CONFERENCES
Some Churches have had their foundation-stone laying or dedications along with vicarages. Also, many trainings and workshops are occasionally organised for church workers and wives as well as some church members.

To God Almighty be the Glory for all these spiritual and infrastructural developements in the Diocese.