Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther: The First African Bishop

This Sunday 29th of June will mark the 150 years anniversary since Samuel Ajayi Crowther was ordained as the first African bishop in the Canterbury Cathedral in England. While this is worth celebrating, it is important to understand the life … Continue reading

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John Jea (1773-18?): The First African Evangelist in Europe

John Jea who was from Calabar in Nigeria could be regarded as one of the pioneers of reverse mission and possibly the founder of the first black majority church in the UK between 1805-1815. He was perhaps the first African … Continue reading

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‘The world doesn’t have to be as it is’ (Press Release Statement by Churches Together in England)

Churches Together in England Press Release Date: 5th June 2014 For immediate release For General Distribution For Press, twitter, Member Churches, Churches Together Groups, church websites RE Pentecost Sunday   The 6 Presidents of the 42 member churches of Churches … Continue reading

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