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Our Beloved Bishop, The Rt. Revd. S.O. Sowale Ph.D.prayerfully welcomes you to make use of the website for your spiritual benefits and to the glory of the Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ, "the Owner of His Church".

HISTORY OF ST. MARGARET ANGLICAN CHURCH, OKE-OOYE, ILESA.


St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, Oke - Ooye, Ilesa transformed from being a Chapel of St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School for a bigger and better place of worship for both staff and students of the School in November, 11, 1984. The building foundation was however laid in May, 6, 1981.
The Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. G. I. O. Olajide approved the plea of the then School Principal, Mrs. Esther Olanrewaju Alalade whose vision was to see that the Church was built for both Yoruba and English speaking congregations on Sundays. The project was funded by her from the savings she funded by her from the savings she made for it from the School.
The Late Ven. Festus Akinyele Akinola was appointed by the Bishop as the Chairman whose main duty was to supervise the building project sited at its present location.
The first Church sermon was delivered by the late Mrs. Julie Fajemisin (a lay – reader) on November, 11, 1984 having eleven families in attendance namely:

  1. Late Mrs. Esther Olanrewaju ALalade (Principal)
  2. Mr. & Mrs. Epherchan
  3. Late Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Coker
  4. Prince J. K. Akinola Benson (Owa Iludun Ekiti, now)
  5. Prince T. A. Adefope
  6. Deacon J. A.  Ajetunmobi (Now Bishop)
  7. Mrs. Adetutu
  8. Mrs. Farinloye
  9. Mrs. V. A. Adedoja
  10. Mrs. S. O. Orimogunje and his brother James Orimogunje (Both late now)
  11. Late Mr. & Mrs. G. A. Olowe

The above names constituted the first parish Church Council (P.C.C) of the Church except Mr. J. A. Coker.
The first Vicar was Rev. J. A. Ajetunmobi (now Bishop)
The people’s wardens from the inception are:
1.Prince J. K. Akinola Benson, Chief J. A. Ajiboye, Mr. T. G. Daramola, Chief E. O. Oni, Mr. Sanya Ogunniyi and Hon. M. O. Wende respectively.
The Pastor’s Wardens from inception are: Mr. James Orimogunje, Prince S. R. Alayo, Hon. Busuyi Oladele and Mr. E. K. Awodoyin respectively.
The Vergers are: Mr. M. O. Wende, Mr. Busuyi Oladele, Mr. Sanya Ogunniyi and Mr. Rotimi Fagbohungbe respectively.
THE ROLL OF HONOURS:

  1. Rev. J. A. AjEtunmobi (Now Bishop)                           1984 - 1988
  2. Rev. J. O. Akinola (Now Rtd Bishop)                           1988 -
  3. Rev. J. K. Fagade (Rtd Provost)                                    19  - 2000
  4. Rev. S. F. Tayo (Now Venerable)                        2000 – 2004
  5. Rev. Ayegbusi                                                      2004 – 2004
  6. Rev. Canon David Fadugba (Now Provost)                   2005 – 2005
  7. Ven. Ayo Omonije                                                         2005 – 2008
  8. Rev. Canon A. A. Ajadi (Now Venerable)           2008 – 2013
  9. Rev. Canon I. O. Ayita (Now Venerable)             2013 to date

NEW DEVELOPMENTS:

A new five bedroom vicarage has been built and donated by a God known family in the Church for the comfort and well being of the Vicars in the year 2015. This completed project will soon be blessed and commissioned by the Diocesan Bishop.
The Church building is also being re-roofed due to leakages during raining seasons by the members. To the glory of God the re-roofing was completed on Monday, September 12, 2016.


 

NEWS & EVENTS
Bishop's Birthday: 27th December,2018
The Synod 2018: Thur.10th-Sun.13th May,2018
Ordination 2018: Sun.24th June,2018
Clergy School 2018: Mon. 13th - Fri.15th March,2018
Women Organization: Every Thursdays
Diocesan Prayer Meeting: Every Wednesdays
Diocesan Vigil: Every 3rd Fridays
Jesus Celebration 2019: Sun.13th-27th Jan., 2019
Diocesan Basic Bible School Be inspired for Christ

 Diocese of Ilesa, Church of Nigeria(Anglican Communion)

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