First Igbo Anglican Church of the year – The Baptism of ChristAdmin
Sunday, 9th January, 2011, Igbos, members of the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria, gathered, again at All Saints Church, Church Street, London, to worship in Igbo, using ‘Ekpere na Abu’ and prayed for God’s guidance, packages of wealth and a prosperous 2011.
The Church service was officiated by Ven. Rev Amantu Onundu Christian-Iwuagwu, assisted by The Ven, Samson Anwasi, and Rev. Ifeanyi Chukuka. The Hymns came from Ekpere na Abu, with readings from Igbo Bible, punctuated with Igbo songs, dancing, clapping of hands, with the rendition from well-rehearsed choruses, backing from the choir and the organist.
In his sermon, the Ven, Amatu Onundu Christian-Iwuagwu emphasized the significance and importance of the baptism of Christ for all Christians and called on the congregation to be law abiding citizens and good ambassadors.
The Camera crew of Chingford News Network/Photo Agency was there and captured cross sections of the Church service, and colourfully dressed members of the church choir, who posed for the photo session, shortly after the service.
The next church service will take place at the normal time, 3 pm, on Sunday, 13th February 2011, at the normal venue
Our source indicates that members of the Igbo Anglican Church’s Steering Committee, which is headed by Ven Amatu, the Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, is scheduled to meet at St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Hammondsworth, Middlesex on Saturday, 22nd of January. This will be its first meeting of the year and an opportunity to review the service progress, find ways of sustaining the momentum of the three-month-old London Igbo church.
Meanwhile, an anonymous member of the committee has fully paid for the cost of the church’s sponsored Scroll Adverts, slotted with Ben Television’s programme ‘Igbo Amaka’. This payment has covered the cost of the Igbo Anglican Church’s Ben Televisons adverts for next two months. Viewers have now the opportunity to be updated weekly, every Friday, 9 – 9.30 pm on Ben Television’s popular Igbo programme, ‘Igbo Amaka’, hosted by Val, Ogbuefi Nnanyelugo of Imo State..