Prior to his election, James Olusola Odedeji was appointed the Dean of the Cathedral of AVMCC in July, 2010, and he was instituted and installed on October 10, 2010 by The Lord Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion,) The Rt. Ogunade, a member of the proposed Diocese, for it to be presented to the Bishop of the Diocese at its inauguration. Our regular events include. In the year 2000 when the scheme was launched, some members gave N500,000 to N2 million in cash or land gifts/donations. Agege, Badagry, Ojo and Ikeja Archdeaconries have contributed substantial part of the special assessment levied on them and special collections from various parishes. The parties hereto hereby declare that the authority, Episcopal and Ordinary hitherto exercised by the aforesaid The Most Reverend Joseph Abiodun Adetiloye, B.D., D.D., Dip. It was a matter of God working His purpose out. 9. By letter dated 10th May, 1999 to His Grace, the Most Revd., (Dr.) J. Adetiloye, in his capacity as Bishop of Lagos, representatives of the clergy and Laity of the aforementioned six Archdeaconries formally requested for the creation of the Diocese of Lagos West, and this request was unanimously considered and approved by the Synod of the Diocese of Lagos on the 17th of May, 1999. The ceremonies were witnessed by unprecedented congregation and visitors. CANON S. A. ORIOYE (November 2009). A. Adetiloye was able to present a formal application to the Dean of the Church of Nigeria; in the said application, he stated inter alias thus: "I commend to you and the Church of Nigeria, the application for the creation of Diocese of Lagos West out of present Lagos. Archbishop, Primate and Metropolitan of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in that capacity. Revd. Bishop of Lagos from 1940-1955 and the Archbishop of Province of West Africa from 1951-1955. 1. Jones who had been consecrated on the 18th October, 1919 to the Western portion of the 'old Diocese under the title Diocese of Lagos. On the 12th day of April, 1799, the Church Missionary Society, hereinafter referred to as the C. M. S. was founded in England. The Covenant Seed Scheme was established to address this issue. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Dr. James Odedeji. It seemed that was novel, but there was a meeting of the mind with the Bishop of the Diocese who formulated and adopted a "Vision and Mission Statement" as its content coincided with his own Vision and Mission in the new Diocese. Dr. Peter Awelewa Adebiyi. Revd. have-hereunto set their respective hands and seals the day and the year first above written:-, Singed and sealed: __________________________________________, Signed and Sealed: __________________________________________, Of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), P> Also a society in the Church (A VMC) has taken up the provision of the Bishop's throne. The election was done under God at the College of Bishop’s retreat held at the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) headquarters, St Mathias House, Duru District, Abuja. AVMC paid the first rent for the Bishop's Court. (DR.) PETER AWELEWA ADEBIYI, B.A., M.A., Ph. After consideration of facilities and amenities, and after a sober consideration of the enormous expenses involved it was unanimously agreed that the Bishop's Seat for the proposed Diocese be at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church, G.R.A. Th., A.K.C. In addition to cash contributions, many churches gave material donation. Committee on Diocesan Headquarters and Bishop's Seat People are buying - in on the scheme steadily and the table below shows the financial progress of the Diocese in the Covenant Seed Scheme. The Diocesan Bishop, the Rt Revd Dr. James Olusola Odedeji has 3-fold agenda. Skilled in Pastoral Care, Theology, Gospel, Customer Service, and Religion. Though he was an obedient son, he found no rest for his soul in prayer and fasting and penance. Fund Raising Committee; and Provisions were made for the pre-inauguration, Inauguration and Enthronement Expenditure and other Capital and Recurrent Expenditure. In Unity stand we all, Forward, working, praying. Prof. Adebayo Dada Akinde as its pioneer Bishop on the same day, it became obvious that if this potential giant straddled by the legendary Diocese of Lagos and the Diocese of Lagos West must fly, it needed to walk as it were at … Jump to navigation Jump to search. The translation was, in accordance with the said Article 43 of the same Chapter, confirmed by us. The immediate challenge, which the Implementation Committee faced, was that there was virtually no precedent for them to follow as regard workload. The integrity and accountability of the leadership, to a very large extent, is responsible for the success of the scheme. The Deeds of Relinquishment and subsequent Acceptance were executed as follows. By the time the meeting of November 8 1999, was held, it was certain that the Diocese would take off without any hitch. Later in the year 2000, more archdeaconries were inaugurated as the need arose for easy and better administration. Praise and thanks we owe thee, The formal Constitution was put in place, and this registered with the Church of Nigeria. Some Archdeaconries have been responding positively to the demands especially in the area of finance and other contribution but it appears response has been generally slow especially in the areas of Special Sunday Collections. We shall continue to pray for the favourable consideration of the Application by the General Synod, and also for the right leadership for the New Diocese from the very beginning. The Lord Bishop the Diocese of Lagos West, the Rt Revd James Olusola Odedeji made an Episcopal Visitation to Ojo Alaba Archdeaconry today, and he has graciously named two churches which are - Our Saviour s Anglican Church Igbonla formerly known as Anglican Church Igbonla and All Souls Anglican Church Mosafejo formerly known as Anglican Church Mosafejo In response to a question as to whether the Committee faced any problems in setting up the Diocese, Hon Justice Ogunade stated, "I can tell you that all those who worked towards the establishment of the Diocese, worked with one mind. We do hereby undertake to adopt as our Constitution, for the time being, the Constitution of the Diocese of Lagos subject to necessary modification, and we agree to abide by the provisions of the said Constitution until such time as a new Constitution of the Diocese of Lagos West shall be presented and approved by the Provincial Synod in accordance with Article 39(f) Chapter IX of the Constitution and Canons of the Church of Nigeria 1997. Strong community and social services professional, Bachelor of Laws. Revd. And I believe that it should be quite viable. Howells II (1955-63); The Rt. Individuals and all churches contributed generously to the take off. Home; Church List; CLERGY IN THE DIOCESE OF LAGOS WEST Enter expression to search in the box below . The diocese was inaugurated at 20 November 1999. Services time in all Anglican Churches: Festus Oluwole Segun M. A. , D. D., by Divine Permission the then Bishop of Lagos until his retirement. Now of the 253 churches, there are a total of 340 clergymen. THE BISHOP AND THE ENTIRE DIOCESE OF LAGOS WEST CELEBRATES A GREAT ICON, CHURCH FATHER AND THE PIONEERING BISHOP OF THE OUR GREAT DIOCESE, THE RT REVD. As early as 1962, Badagry was grouped with Otta and Agege under what was then known as Lagos Lagoon Area Churches. On 17th April 1951 at the inauguration of the Province of West Africa, Leslie Vining was elected and presented as the first Archbishop of the new Province. All these information and statistics were collated and compiled and signed by all your representatives of the Six Archdeaconry on Monday 10th May, 1999. Ikeja. All the Archdeaconries paid the levy. Ikeja District had its seat at Bola Memorial Anglican Church, Ikeja. At this meeting the bishop discussed the line of action with the parish representatives and pronounced the Ven. Almost immediately, the work progressed in establishing the new Diocese on a sure footing. 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