Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Okigwe-North - 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 Okigwe-North - 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 Okigwe-North
Bishop: The Rt. Revd Alfred I.S. Nwaizuzu
Address: Anglican Bishopscourt, P.O. Box 756 , Okigwe, Imo State , Nigeria
Telephone: +234 080 450 75592 or +234 042 420800
Fax:  
Email: Alfrednwaizuzu@yahoo.com

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese of Okigwe-North is in East of Nigeria and was inaugurated in 7 th January 1994 . It has 82 stations, 30 of them are Main Churches while 52 are newly formed Churches. The Diocese has one hospital, four secondary schools, one Primary School and Nursery Schools. Engagement in evangelism is through crusade meetings and house to house visitation among other methods. In personal spiritual development the diocese is involved in Bible studies and teaching especailly on giving and tithing.

Any previous or existing Links:

Only with the Provincial link.

Reason for wanting a Link:

  • To exchange views.
  • To exchange pastors.
  • To have friendship among members.
  • To exchange teachers and doctors.
  • To learn culture of each other.
  • To study the method of evangelism.

Expectations you have of the Link:

  • To learn more of other cultures and ways of evangelism.
  • To share ways of development in agriculture and industry for the youth.

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

U.S.A (United States of America Canada , Central Europe eg. Italy , Netherlands , Switzerland , France , Germany , UK and Ireland .

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

The parishes are involved in regular Sunday morning and evening worship, Bible studies for children, youth and adults, prayer fellowship and family meetings. The diocese is evangelistic and has a concern for the social needs of the community.

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

Since we are to learn from each other it can be contrast or reflecting the above.

 

Signature of Bishop: Signed   Date: 03/01/05