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See The First Church In Nigeria And How It Started

Posted By:  on  September 29, 2019


HISTORICAL NEWS NAIJA: See The First Church In Nigeria And How It Started

Nigeria is the second most religious nation on the planet as indicated by Seat Exploration. Its people is equally partitioned between the generally Muslim north and the overwhelmingly Christian south. Nigeria has likewise been said to have the most noteworthy number of places of worship on the planet, and in this post, we will give a concise history of the principal church in Nigeria. History specialists guarantee that Christianity was first brought to Nigeria in the fifteenth century by Portuguese teachers, yet no authoritative church was built up before they withdrew.

In the event that they had prevailing with regards to blessing one, Warri would have been the home of the principal church in Nigeria as the Augustinian and Capuchin priests from Portugal came in through the Benin Waterway and reached the Itsekiris. Warri was the primary spot they showed up.

In the nineteenth century, 4 centuries after the Portuguese preachers had left, the Christianity that has spread all over Nigeria today got through the strategic the Congregation of Britain in 1842. The crucial built up in Badagry by Henry Townsend, who likewise raised the primary story working in Nigeria in that spot in Badagry as well, however there was never a congregation working until a couple of years after the fact.

The principal story working in Nigeria After the religious appointment of Henry Townsend in Britain in 1842, he set off for Sierra Leone where he work just a couple of months before coming to Nigeria because of the Yoruba crucial. Be that as it may, Thomas Birch Freeman is accepted to be the primary European to enter Abeokuta. From 1846 to 1867, Abeokuta turned into the vineyard that he was called to work. He showed up the old city on 11 December 1842. He met with Henry Townsend on 24 December upon his arrival to Badagry. It was this gathering birthed the main “Christmas Day” festivity in Nigeria.

Thomas Birch Freeman The primary church in Nigeria was finished in 1898, the House of prayer Church of St. Diminishes, which is the main church in Nigeria is situated in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State. It was worked by Reverend Andre Desalu Wilhelm, years after the crucial Rev. Henry Townsend. The congregation was worked to fill in as the gathering place for every one of the preachers.

The congregation probably won’t have been named after Henry Townsend who assumed a significant job in the birthing of Christianity in Abeokuta, however he will unquestionably be recalled in light of the fact that a corridor inside the congregation premises is named after him. A landmark of Rev.

Henry Townsend In 2015, the congregation was granted a declaration of respect and contrast as the first and most established church in Nigeria by T.I.N Magazine. It ought to likewise be noticed that Rev. Henry Townsend is the originator of the principal paper in Nigeria.

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