Diocese of Warri Holds A One-day Synod

Diocese of Warri Holds A One-day Synod

…Elects new Clerical Synod Secretary

… Passes resolution to open her own MFB

On the 18th day of November 2023 will go down the history books as a memorable day for Diocese of Warri as she held a one-day synod, at St. James’ church, Oviorie Ovu.

The synod started with a Holy Eucharist service at 10am, with the Diocesan and President of Synod, His lordship, the Rt Rev’d. Christian Esezi Ide, JP, presiding. His lordship also delivered the sermon.
Theme: The Upward Way
Text: Genesis 28:12ff

He emphasized the need for the Diocese to move forward. He charged Synod delegates to resolve to be led by the Holy Spirit in the various areas we need to decide on today as the Diocese has no other option than to move to the next level.

“After the Eucharistic service, the plenary section immediately followed with the President of Synod presiding.”

The President of Synod informed the house of the need to gather for a day synod which is a practice in the Church of Nigeria, when there is an urgent issue that only synod can resolve.

Firstly, was the vacant office of the synod clerical secretary – this need arose due to the fact that the former synod clerical secretary in person of Ven. Dr Robinson Orido, has relocated to the United Kingdom with his family.

Secondly, the future of the Diocese in respect of having a sustainable investment that will benefit her.

His lordship also informed Synod that in line with the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) directive, all Dioceses are to be identified with the words ‘Diocese of’ preceding its name. As such, a resolution is needed to register the Diocese with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as the “Diocese of Warri” (Anglican Communion). Following a voice vote, Synod unanimously voted in support of the ratification.

The President of synod, made it known to synod that synod cannot continue, without the synod clerical secretary, who also is a principal signatory and an incorporated trustee of the Diocese. An election was conducted and the Rev’d Canon Peters Agamugoro, Ph.D was elected the new synod clerical secretary.

The next concern, focusing on the Diocese’s future and its pursuit of a sustainable investment for the benefit of the Diocese, involved a proposal to establish a Microfinance Bank. Numerous discussions and informative sessions were conducted on this matter. After an extensive deliberation, both the houses of clergy and laity unanimously agreed to proceed with establishing the Microfinance Bank.

The Rt Rev’d & Mrs C. E Ide, JP

The proposed name for the bank is ‘Divine Stairway Microfinance Bank, as given by the Diocesan and President of Synod. The Bishop charged the committee to proceed with the preparations and set out the modalities for the bank to swiftly takeoff.

Diocese of Warri Holds Diocesan Couples day celebration (See pictures)

Diocese of Warri Holds Diocesan Couples day celebration (See pictures)

It was indeed a colourful and love renewing gathering today as the Diocesan, his lordship, the Rt Rev’d C E Ide, JP and our dear mother in Israel, Mrs P. O. E. IDE, JP led the both the clergy and laity and their spouses in the yearly Diocesan Couples day celebration, which held at the St Andrews event centre today

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Bishop C. E. Ide Pays Courtesy Visit to University of Port Harcourt’s Vice Chancellor

Bishop C. E. Ide Pays Courtesy Visit to University of Port Harcourt’s Vice Chancellor

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Adam Igbudu Christian Institute, Emevor and the Bishop of Warri Diocese, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev’d Christian Esezi Ide, JP, paid a Courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill on Friday, 9th December 2022.

The solemn visit was to show appreciation to the Vice Chancellor and his management team for the good works they are doing since his assumption of office, especially on the wonderful relationship between the University and Adam Igbudu Christian Institute Emevor.

It could be recalled that earlier this year, a team of experts from the National University Commission (NUC) paid a resource verification visit to Adam Igbudu Christian Institute Emevor and subsequently made public the success of the exercise and the Commission’s approval of the affiliation of both schools.

The action of the regulatory agency on the affiliation of AICI to the UNIPORT was akin to a crown on the astounding efforts of both Institutions as attested to by the NUC officials….

Photo speak:

His lordship and the Vice Chancellor
The Bishop, Vice Chancellor and the entourage
From us in UNIPORT to our lord Bishop.
Let this word of God, guide you in all you do.

His lordship addressing the Vice Chancellor and his management team stated that, “we are not unaware of the common saying that ‘appreciation is application for an application for more’ but rather, we have come to say, in the serious of Cecilia Ahern, ‘thank you for the Yesterdays, today and the tomorrows that we await’ “. – Rt Rev C. E. Ide.

The Bishop leading prayers in the office of the DAP UNIPORT, Prof Ngozi Iheanacho.
His lordship addressing the Vice Chancellor and his management team.
The DAP UNIPORT, Prof Iheanacho, welcoming the Bishop and his team to the VC’s office and introducing the UNIPORT’s management team.
The Vision and the Mission …
Adam Igbudu Christian Institute Graduates 26 Masters Degree Students!

Adam Igbudu Christian Institute Graduates 26 Masters Degree Students!

Our school today, produced 26 high flying graduands at the 10th convocation of Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary (CGTS) Abeokuta, in Theology (M.Th) and Divinity (M.Div). The Graduands from AICI got their certificates at the convocation with the Rector, Venerable Prof. Bernard Itebiye and his team in full attendance.

The Bishop’s Chaplain, Revd Wisdom Akpoviri, Revd Sunday Agah, Revd Wilful Chibuzor, and Catechist Amos Brighademor were part of the graduands. Congratulations to them all.