Anglican Bishop Peter Adebiyi is dead

Rt Revd Peter Awelewa Adebiyi, the pioneer Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has died.

Adebiyi passed away at the age of 79.

His death was announced in a statement written on behalf of the family by his first son, Adeboye.

He served as Bishop of the Lagos West Anglican Diocese from 1999 to 2013, when he retired, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.

He was born on April 27, 1943, in Osi-Ekiti, Ekiti State, to Chief Samuel Ogunmola and Madam Alice Fatinuwe Adebiyi (both of blessed memory).

Before being called to the ordained ministry, the late Adebiyi lectured for many years at the University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD), now Ekiti State University (EKSU).
He was ordained a deacon in 1970 and a priest in 1971 and served as a priest at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ilawe Ekiti.

Adebiyi was preferred a canon in 1983 and was the Vicar of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church, Ikeja, between 1987 and May 1993.

He was collated an archdeacon in 1990 and consecrated Bishop of Owo Diocese on May 26, 1993.

As the Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West, he made a great impact by building the diocese from the scratch.

He worked tirelessly to build and transform the Diocese into an enviable and formidable institution.


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