Tuesday, 29 November 2016

ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, MARINA.

I am squatting by the commemoration plaque representing the laying of the second foundation stone of the Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ Marina, Lagos.




The first foundation stone for the first cathedral building was laid on March 29, 1867. The construction of the building designed by architect Bagan Benjamin started on November 1, 1924. The second foundation stone was laid by Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) himself three years later on April 21, 1925 and the construction work was completed in 1946. 


Christ Church Cathedral, Lagos
Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina Lagos
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Christ Church Cathedral, Lagos
6.4508°N 3.3902°E
LocationLagos
CountryNigeria
DenominationAnglican
Websitewww.thecathedrallagos.org
Architecture
Architect(s)Bagan Benjamin[1]
Architectural typeNorman Gothic
Groundbreaking1924
Completed1946
Administration
DioceseDiocese of Lagos
Clergy
ProvostB. C. A. Johnson
Canon(s)Obi S. Nwankeredu
Laity
Organist/Director of musicTunde Sosan
Unarguably the oldest Anglican Cathedral Church of Nigeria in Nigeria, the Cathedral was the seat of the Archbishop of the Province of West Africa at various times in history. The seat of the Archbishop and Primate of All Nigeria and the seat of the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos. 
"The Cathedral was the seat of the Archbishop of the Province of West Africa at various times in history"

It is currently the seat of the Bishop of Lagos. It is popularly known as the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina. It is also the only church in Nigeria that has hosted a State wedding, when Head of State then Colonel Yakubu Gowon wedded Miss Victoria Gowon (nee Zakari) on April 19, 1969. See  more photos from the site. 







1 comment:

  1. This is really an amazing place for a wedding. We considered these wedding venues for our wedding and reception. Beautiful architecture in a ginormous building with original woodwork, and high ceilings make for an extremely interesting, dramatic, and formal space.

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