10TH SYNOD INAUGURATED - NIGER DELTA SYNOD

10TH SYNOD INAUGURATED - NIGER DELTA SYNOD

The General Assembly, on Sunday, 26th July, 2015, inaugurated a new Synod, the Niger Delta Synod, the 10th in the number of Synods of the Church.  The new Synod comprises the Presbyteries of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt North, Port Harcourt West, Edo/Delta South and Edo/Delta North, with headquarters in Port Harcourt Parish. It covers Rivers, Bayelsa, Edo and Delta States. With this inauguration, the Church is now made up of ten Synods.  They are Akwa, Calabar, East, East Central, Mid East, Niger Delta, North, South Central, Upper Cross River and West.

 

Photograph shows the Prelate & Moderator of the General Assembly, His Eminence, Most Rev. Prof. E. M. Uka (second left) performing the Act of Inauguration of the new Synod at a colourful worship service held in Mary Slessor Church sanctuary, Port Harcourt parish, Niger Delta Synod.  He is flanked on his right by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William and on his left by the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Daniel Eyo Etim.  Backing the camera is the Moderator of the new Synod, Rev. Ogbu Thompson.

From its humble beginning in Calabar in 1846, the Church has been firmly established in Nigeria with congregations spread across the country. The Church has nine Regional Synods, over fifty Presbyteries and more than two thousand parishes, congregations, outreaches and mission fields spread across the entire country. It also has a Mission Presbytery covering the Republics of Benin and Togo. The Regional Synods are those of Akwa (covering Akwa Ibom State, with office in Uyo), Calabar (parts of Cross River State, with office in Calabar), East (parts of Abia State, with office in Ohafia), East Central (Enugu and Anambra States as well as parts of Ebonyi State, with office in Abakaliki), Mid East (covering parts of Ebonyi State with office in Afikpo), North (covering the Northern States of Nigeria, with office in Abuja), South Central (Rivers, Bayelsa and Imo States as well as parts of Abia State, with office in Aba), Upper Cross River (covering parts of Cross River State, with office in Ugep), and, West (covering Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Edo and Delta States as well as the Mission Presbytery of Cotonou/Lome, with office in Yaba, Lagos).