By Adekola Afolabi &
Ondo State Governor and Chancellor of the Owo Anglican Diocese, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has disclosed that the Owo Diocese has continued to experience monumental turnaround in all aspects.
The Governor noted that Evangelism and Anglicanism are progressing in leaps and bounds while new churches are established in the diocese.
Governor Akeredolu spoke in Owo on Tuesday during a Press Conference to highlight activities for the 40th anniversary of the Church at the Bishop’s Court, Owo
He assured that his administration is not going back on its decision to return missionary schools to their owners as everything has been put in place for this.
The Governor is the Chairman of the Anniversary committee.
He stressed that the Press Conference was the commencement of the activities lined up for the celebrations, adding that it will be followed by the unveiling of the 40th anniversary Logo on December 4, 2022, at the Cathedral Church of St Andrew’s, Imola, Owo.
According to him, the Chairman and Chief Launcher of the occasion is the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to be assisted by the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and other eminent personalities in the society.
“On January, 2023, there will be Epiphany and 40th Anniversary. Between 23rd and 25th January, 2023, there will be revival across the Diocese to be followed by Community Service on 28th January, 2023.
“The Commissioning of Evangelists and Lay Pastoral Assistants, Medical Outreach, Sporting Activities will come up between the months of January and February 2023.
“On March 1, 2023, the 40th Anniversary Holy Communion Service and Unveiling of Diocesan Hall of Fame will take place.
“Other programmes are Choral Competition, Musical Concert, Exchange of Pulpit, Planting of Trees, Dedication of Projects, Episcopal visit to churches and the grand finale: dinner, award and fund raising, and anniversary thanksgiving and investiture of Fellow of Owo Diocese will come up on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, 2023,” the Governor slated.
Akeredolu said the supports of all and sundry are needed to actualise the Church’s dream as it intends to win souls for Christ, secure places of worship for less privilege churches, build memorable landmark clinic and raise fund for the investment of the Diocese.
Earlier, the Bishop of Owo Diocese, Right Reverend, (Dr), Stephen Fagbemi, commended the Governor for his steadfastness and commitment to the Diocese and the Christendom.