Anglican Communion (Proposed Diocese of Mbaitoli)
The CMS (Church Missionary Society) brought the Christian Gospel to the country east of the Niger. “more than one and half century ago”. From Onitsha the gospel spread’ and was received in the year 1902 at Abazu Ogwa, located in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of present Imo State. With time, this area grew as a district (Parish) under Mbieri and became one of the twelve (12) districts at the creation of Owerri Diocese in 1959.
The present Anglican faithfuls of the fifty-four (54) church stations within the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State and many others in Diaspora, strongly believe that the spread of the Gospel of Christ will be fully and effectively achieved in this geographical area through the creation of a new Diocese within the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion!Know More..
Archdeaconries and area within the proposed diocese of Mbaitoli.
Diocesan Crest (Logo) Mbaitoli Diocese
- Motto: Love, Faith and Service. Love is the bedrock of the New Testament Commandment – the love of God and the love for one another. Our Faith is the Christian faith. We have faith in God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Our service is to God and humanity.
- The Mitre: This is the symbol of Episcopal authority.
- The Dove: This is the symbol of the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
- The Bible: This is the basis of our Christian faith.
- The Palm Tree: This is the natural plant of the tropical region. It has been a source of livelihood for the people of this area from time immemorial.
- The Hoe: This is the symbol of industry. The people of this area believe in hardwork and industry. Hence the philosophy that, “the soiled hands bring about the oily mouth”. The people are predominantly traders and farmers.