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His Lordship
Rt Rev. Chamberlain C. Ogunedo,M.sc, JP

The Bishop
    ARCHBISHOP, METROPOLITAN AND PRIMATE OF ALL NIGERIA.
       MOST REV'D. NICHOLAS D. OKOH, MA, Fss, Mss, LLD.
By His Grace
The Dedication of
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS, IFE, EZINIHITTE MBAISE, IMO STATE.

2020 Knighthood

2020 Licensed Layreaders

The Cathedral of St. Michael & All Angels is a landmark in Ezinihitte-Mbaise, an important part of the city’s heritage. However, the Cathedral is much more than a alluring landmark building. It is also the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Mbaise and home to a spirited and inclusive sacramental community, which cherishes excellent liturgy, music and preaching.

We welcome visitors and would love to have you join us in one of our church services.

Our Weekly Activities And Programs

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Sunday

7:30 AM – Children’s Service

8:00 AM – Pre-Matins Bible Study

9:15 am – Matins Service

Monday

4;00 pm -A.C.M. Class

4:00 PM – Anglican Youth Fellowship

Tuesday

4:00 PM –DHU

4:00 pm – EFAC Prayer band

Wednesday

Mid-Week Service

4:00 PM –Choir Practice

Thursday

4:00 PM  – Bible Study Class

4:00 PM – Follow-Up Class

Friday

6:00 AM – Adult Bible Class

4:00 PM –Choir Practice

Saturday

7: 00 am  – Compound work

6:00 PM – Service Preparatary

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Diocesan News & Events

DIOCESE OF MBA1SE

BISHOP’S ENGAGEMENT FOR THE MONTHS OF
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2020.

REFLECTION:  LOOK
AND LIVE.

SEPTEMBER:

1.    Tue.

2.    Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches:

3.    Thur.

4.    Fri.      Burial of late Mrs. Helen Kanu @ St.
Martins Akpa Osokwa 11am.

5.    Sat. Presidential Address- Diocese of
Isiukwuator/Umunneochie 10am.

6.    Sun.     TRINITY 13: (a) Diocesan Home &
Abroad thanksgiving @ the Cathedral 10am. 
(b)  Consecration
thanksgiving of the Rt.Rev Benjamin Okeke @ All Saints 
Church Amaifeke Orlu 10am.

7.    Mon.

8.    Tue

9.    Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches.

10.  Thur.
   Diocesan Clergy Workshop @ All Saints
Church Uvuru. 10am

11.  Fri.
      Presidential Address -Diocese of Udi

12.  Sat.
     Presidential Address- Dioceses of Aba
and Enugu North.

13.  Sun.     TRINITY 14: Dedication of Ozionu Great Geo Ibeabuch @
St. Stephen’s 
Cathedral
Umuahia 1pm.

14.  Mon.
   HOLY
CROSSDAY:
Presidential Address-Diocese of Okigwe South.

15.  Tue.

16.  Wed.
   Mid-week Prayer in Churches:

17.  Thur.   Diocesan A.Y.F Conference @ St. Silas Church
Mpam Ekwerazu. 17-20th 
September,
2020.  

18.  Fri. Official Opening of the 2020/2021
legal year of Imo State @ Anglican
 Church
of Pentecost New Owerri 10am.

19.   Sat.      (a) A.Y.F Conference in session.  (b) Burial of Late Mr. Moses Nwokocha-

9am.
(c) 60th Birthday of the Rt. Revd Chidi Oparaojiaku @ Cathedral Church of St. Peter’s
Umuokanne Ohaji.10am.

20.  Sun.     TRINITY 15: (a) Archbishop Maduoma’s Retirement
thanksgiving @ St.
Peter’s
Cathedral Arondizuogu

                   (b) Diocesan A.Y.F. thanksgiving
Service @ St. Silas Church Mpam 10am.

21.  Mon.
   ST.MATTHEW’S
THE APOSTLE:
Church of Nigeria General Synod @ 
Abuja.

22.  Tue:
    Church of Nigeria General Synod @
Abuja.

23.  Wed.
   Church of Nigeria General SYnod @
Abuja.

24.  Thur.
   Church of Nigeria General Synod @
Abuja.

25.  Fri.
      Church of Nigeria General Synod @
Abuja.

26.  Sat.
     (a)
Wedding of
Chibuike Amanaha and Chinwendu Ahaotu @ the Cathedral 10am.

                        (b)
Burial of Late Mrs. Priscilla A. Epelle at Opobo Rivers State.

27.  Sun.     TRINITY 16: Archbishop Maduoma’s retirement
thanksgiving at St.

Stephen’s
Church Awala.

28.  Mon.
   MACA week begins.

29.  Tue.
    Enthronement Service of the Rt. Rev
Henry Okeke as the Bishop of Ideator @

St.
Peter’s Cathedral Arondizuogu.10am.

30.  Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches.

OCTOBER:

1.    Thur.
   National Day:

2.    Fri.
      Burial of Mama Rhoda Owunwa @ St.
Georges Church Lorji 10am.

3.    Sat.
     Presidential Address – Diocese of
Owerri.

4.    Sun.     TRINITY 17: Confirmation and Admission @ the Cathedral,
9am.

5.    Mon.
   Presidential Address -Diocese of Orlu.

6.    Tue.

7.    Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches.

8.    Thur.
   Burial of Late Mrs. Monica Eke @ HTC
Eziudo 10am.

9.    Fri.
      House warming of the Rev.Canon Engr.
& Mrs. Stephen Uchegbu & Sir &

                   Lady
Emma Uchegbu at Umuedo Obohia 12noon.

10.  Sat.
     Presidential Address-Diocese of
Ikeduru.

11.  Sun.     TRINITY 18: Confirmation & Admission at H T C
Owutu Parish 9am.

12.  Mon.
   Diocesan Clergy Workshop @ St.
Michael’s Church Umunneorie lOam.

13.  Tue.

14.  Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches.

15.  Thur.
   Burial of Late Mrs. Comfort Ejiekpe @
All Saints Church Uvuru 10am.

16.  Fri.
      Burial of Late Sir Godfrey Onwumere @
St. Matthew’s Church Ihitte 10am 17.       Sat.
     (a) Provincial Women Harvest @ the
Diocese of Egbu.

                   (b)
Presidential Address-Dioceses of Orlu, Amichi and Aba Ngwa North.

18.  Sun.
    TRINITY
19:

Diocesan Women Conference awareness Sunday in all 
 Churches.

19.  Mon.

20.  Tue.

21.  Wed.
   (a) Midweek Prayer in Churches.  

                    (b) Burial of Eze Nwekwe @ Umuaro.

22.  Thur.

23.   Fri. Diocesan Women Conference begins @
St. Paul’s Church Chokoneze, Ezi-
 West
Archdeaconry.

24.  Sat.
     (a) Diocesan Women Conference
Presidential Address 10am.

             (b)
Presidential Address Dioceses of IsialaNgwa and Okigwe.

25.  Sun.     TRINITY 20: Diocesan Women Conference thanksgiving @
St. Paul’s 
Church
Chokoneze 10am.

26.   Mon.
   Presidential Address Diocese of
Isi-Mbano.

27.  Tue.

28.  Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches.

29.  Thur.
   Burial of late Sir Paul Ogbuewu @
Church of the Pentecost Amumara.

30.  Fri.
     
Burial of Late Ezinne
Eunice Maduka @ St. Matthias Church Akpodim 10am.

31.  Sat.
     (a) Burial of Late Prof. John Ododo @
H T C Eziudo 10am.

                   (b)
Presidential Address- Diocese of Afikpo.

NOVEMBER:

1.    Sun.     TRINITY 21
ALL SAINTS DAY: Confirmation &       Admission at St.
Matthew’s
Church Ngurukwu 10am.

2.    Mon.
   ALL
SOULS DAY:

3.    Tue.

4.    Wed.
   Ordination Retreat begins @ St. Peter’s
Church Mbutu  

5.    Thur.
   (a) Ordination Retreat.

                   (b)
Burial of Late Ezinne Eunice Oguzie @ St. Andrew’s Church Amuzu 10am.

6.    Fri.       (a) Presidential Address- Diocese of Egbu@
Anglican Church of Pentecost 
 New Owerri.

            (b)
Ordination Rehearsal @ St.Peter’s Church Mbutu by 2pm.

             All Archdeacons, Canons, the Choir and
Wardens to attend.

        (c)  Burial of Late Ven. Charles Ojiriuka (Father
of Bp Geoffrey Ibeabuchi) at
 Umuahia 10am.

7.    Sat.      Ordination Service @ St. Peter’s Church
Mbutu 10am.

8.    Sun.     TRINITY 22: Collation thanksgiving of the Ven. &
Mrs. Basil Njoku @ St.

                   Paul’s
Church Isiala Oparanadim 10am.

9.    Mon.  Diocesan Clergy Workshop @ St. Luke’s Church
Ogunebe 10am.

10.  Tue.

11.  Wed.
   Confirmation and Admission @ H.T.C.
Eziudo 11am.

12.  Thur.

13.  Fri.  (a) Diocesan Board and
Finance meeting at St. Andrew’s Church Ahiara 10am.

        (b)
Diocesan A.C.M. Camp @ St. Simon’s Church Ogbor Uvuru.

14.   Sat:
     (a) 
A.C.M. Camp Official opening 10am.

                   (b)
Sir Chike Nwudo, son’s wedding at Port-Harcourt.

15.  Sun. SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT:  Confirmation & Admissions for Our
Saviours Church Ndigbo Uvuru 9am.

16.  Mon.
   DIVCCON  begins
in Abuja.

17.  Tue.
    DIVCCON in Abuja.

18.  Wed.
   DIVCCON in Abuja.

19.  Thur.
   DIVCCON in Abuja.

20.  Fri.
      DIVCCON in Abuja

21.  Sat.  (a) Diocesan Singing Competition for
all grades at Bethel Church Aboh 
Urban
11am.  (b) Wedding of Chukwuemeka Osuegbu
& Favour Ekeoma @
 Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas Okigwe 10am.

22.  Sun.
    SUNDAY
BEFORE ADVENT:
Installation thanksgiving of the Rev
Canon 
&
Mrs. Chidi Aso at All Saints Church Umuekwenne Onicha.

23.  Mon.

24.  Tue.

25.  Wed.
   Mid-week

26.  Thur.
  
Burial of Late Mrs. Joy Nwachukwu
at The Church of Pentecost Amumara East

27.  Fri

28.  Sat. Presidential Address – Diocese of
Eha-Amufu.

29.  Sun.
 ADVENT
SUNDAY:

30.  Mon.  St. Andrew’s Day:

DECEMBER:

1.    Tue.

2.    Wed.
   Midweek Prayer in Churches.

3.    Thur.
   Diocesan EFAC Convention @ St. Peter’s
Church Mbutu.

4.    Fri.
      Diocesan EFAC Convention @ St. Peter’s
Church Mbutu.

5.    Sat. Diocesan Harvest @ St. Clement’s Ch.
Omukwu Onicha East Parish 10am.

6.    Sun.    ADVENT 2 (a) Diocesan EFAC
Convention thanksgiving Service @ St.
Peter’s
Church Mbutu.   (b) Collation
thanksgiving of the Ven. Dr. & Mrs. Sam Tasie @ St. Mark’s Church Okpofe 10am.

7.    Mon.

8.    Tue.

9.    Wed.
   Confirmation & Admissions at St. Peter’s
Church Mbutu 11am.

10.  Thur.

11.  Fri. Burial of Late Ven. Godfrey C.
Nwachukwuguru at the Cathedral 9am.

12.  Sat.   Diocesan Carol with Nine lessons @
the Cathedral 2pm.

13.  Sun.  ADVENT 3: (a) Confirmation &
Admission at St. Peter’s Church Ubonukam 
Onicha
10am. (b) Installation thanksgiving of the Rev Canon & Mrs Reuben Iwuajoku
@ St. Matthew’s Church Amuzi Ahiara.

14.  Mon.

15.  Tue
 

16.  Wed.  (a) Midweek Prayer in Churches.

(b)
Confirmation
and Admission at Church of the Pentecost Amumara East 11am
.

17.  Thur.

18.  Fri.
      Burial of Ezinne Enerernadu @
St.Peter’s Church Mbutu 10am.

19.  Sat. Clergy & Wives get-together with
the widowed Clergy  wives and 2 persons 
from
each Parish @ the Bishopscourt Ife 12noon.

20.  Sun.

2l.   Mon.

22.  Tue

23.  Wed.
Burial of Late Sir
Clifford Echebelem @ St. James Church Ihitteaforukwu 10am
.

24.  Thur.
CHRISTMAS
EVE:
Wedding of Bro Nzubechi Enweruzo & Sis Peace 
Ozioma
@ the Cathedral 10am.

                   (b)
Cantata & Music Festival.  

25.  Fri.
      CHRISTMAS
DAY:
Service in all Churches.

26.  Sat.
     ST.
STEPHEN’S DAY:
Burial of Late Dame Justina Anyanwu @ St. James 
Church
Ihiteaforukwu 11am.

27.  Sun.     CHRISTMAS 1: ST. JOHN’S DAY:

28.  Mon. HOLY
INNOCENTS’ DAY:
10th Consecration Anniversary thanksgiving
/Celebration
of the Diocesan Rt. Rev. Chamberlain Chinedum Ogunedo @ the Cathedral 10am.

29.  Tue.

30.  Wed.   (a) Ordination Silver Jubilee and
Installation thanksgiving of the Rev Canon 
&
Mrs. lnnocent Ewunonu @ St. Andrew’s Church / Ibeku Okwuato 10am.

           (b) Burial of Late Sir James
Nwachukwu @ St. James Church Ihitteafukwu
10am.

31.  Thur. (a) Dedication of St. Peter’s Church Ubonukam
Onicha 10am.

     (b)
Collation thanksgiving of the Ven. & Mrs. Barth Ekenna @ the Cathedral 
10am.

JANUARY 2021:

1.   
Fri.      NEW YEAR DAY:  New Year
Service in Churches.

2.    Sat.      (a) Silver Jubilee Ordination thanksgiving
and wedding Anniversary of Rev. 
Canon
& Mrs. Titus Otuka @ St. Simon’s Church Ogbor Uvuru 10am.(b)
Wedding of  Ozioma Onyekwere & Simon
Ibe @ the Cathedral 9am.

3.    Sun.     CHRISTMAS 2: Silver
Jubilee Ordination Thanksgiving of Ven. Bertram 
and
Retirement thanksgiving of Mrs.. Chinyere Ogoke @ St. Andrew’s Church Ahiara
10am.

4     Mon.
   Diocesan Board, Finance and Appointment
@ H.T.C       Owutu 10am.

5.
      Tue.   Centenary Celebration of H T C Oru Ahiara 10am.

 

Signed:

RT.REVD.CHAMBERLAIN
C.OGUNEDO, JP

BISHOP, DIOCESE OF
MBAISE.
                                  



CHRISTMAS MESSAGE DEVLIVERED BY HIS LORDSHIP, THE RT. REVD.CHAMBERLAIN CHINEDUM OGUNEDO JP, BISHOP, DIOCESE OF MBAISE AT THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS IFE EZINIHITTE MBAISE ON DECEMBER 14,2019.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit-Amen

Dear people of God.
We are overwhelmed with joy and filled with thanksgiving to God, the Almighty, who has graciously led us to this day, amidst the changes and chances of life. Our God is Good; ever sure Helper in times of need and despair. He is consistent; unchangeable, dependable; faithful and just and above all, desires the best for us through His Son, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We magnify the Name of the Lord, who has not left us without consolation. He is indeed a loving God.

The theme of our message “Do not be afraid” Luke 2:10-11, underscores a timely, apt and contemporary discourse that no doubt touches the affairs of our life; a panacea for our decaying world; a hope for the hopeless and healing for the sick. Life is engulfed in fear; an optical illusion that usually creates curiosity and tension. Fear is the feeling of despondence; wretchedness and hopelessness. It denotes a loss of focus and vision; an utter dismay that often embarrasses and throws humanity into a limbo.

Man is dangerously faced with insecurity; the menace of Boko-Haram and the atrocities of the Fulani Herdsmen; Kidnapping and Armed robbery; Political bickerings; Religious intolerance, Joblessness and devastating hunger; Ritual murder and other vicious crimes that endanger the well being and essence of life.

There is great yawning for redemption and salvation of our Lord, to better the cause of mankind. This no doubt, brings despair or frustration; a state of being at the cross-road.

The appearance of the Angel of the Lord to the shepherds who kept watch over their sheep at night and the glory of the Lord that shone around them was significantly divine; a harbinger of good fortune; a new dawn that brings succour and confidence amidst the uncertainties of life; a reassurance of the eventual emancipation from bondages, of principalities and powers; and of sufferings and failures.

The declaration of the Angel of the Lord to the Shepherds “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Saviour who is Christ the Lord“ Luke 2:10-11, is a timely intervention that introduces the presence of God, the King of glory into all human situations; availing in Power and Prevalent above everything that negates the purpose of God. God is not separated from us; He is aware of all that we are passing through and cares above all, that He has given us His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour; the Good tiding that gives joy and hope to mankind.

At Christmas, we celebrate this joy and peace to the world; Jesus Christ, our Burden Carrier, the hope of eternity. He is our Healer; Restorer, king, Master and Friend. Christ is the ANSWER to every life’s challenges, impediments and weaknesses. He is the Redeemer of our souls.

Let us therefore eschew bitterness and rancour, avarice and greed, religious intolerance and banditry; ritual killings and unwanton destruction of lives and property and embrace this timeless gift of great joy that gives life in abundance and endless hope of enduring peace and longevity.

May we celebrate Christmas with love; sharing with one another the goodness of God’s benevolence; living the life of Christ and remembering that Christ has come and finished the work of redemption, died for the consequences of our transgressions and rose in glory; ascended and will surely come again. May this hope renew and restore our minds in the knowledge of Christ, the hope of glory.

Be prepared!

We wish you a joyful Christmas season and a prosperous new year

Your Bishop

RT. REVD. CHAMBERLAIN C. OGUNEDO JP

Bishop, Diocese of Mbaise.

BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Missional
Adopting of the thinking, behaviors, and practices of a missionary in order to engage others with love and the gospel message.

Bless Our Schools

Every year we send the children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of our community; and other non-profit organizations back to school prepared to learn. You can help by donating school supplies.

Love Our Community

Serve your community with love, passion and care. Once a month we launch into the community with service projects that you can choose from. You will be part of a team serving schools, homeless agencies, community organizations, and many others.

Feeding The Homeless

Every Saturday we meet at 9:30am chopping and preparing food, setting up the tables, making sandwiches and serve lunch to the homeless & needy.
Passionate Worship
We are unashamedly passionate when it comes praising Jesus.