His Grace, The Most Revd Tunde Adeleye

As we have often stated in our Synods, the establishment of the churches in Calabar area, was affected by a general historical outlay following an agreement entered into by the Christian Churches in the closing years of the 19th Century. The agreement stipulated that churches around Cross River areas and part of the present Akwa Ibom State should be zoned to the Presbyterian, Methodist and Qua Iboe Churches as their areas of operation. This was to the exclusion of the Anglican Mission.  The Anglican mission was then confined to the Niger Delta, Imo River basin and the Niger lands.  This is probably a major reason for the “newness” of Anglican Church in this part of the country.

By 1908, however, events in the Churches in Calabar town paved way for the rapid growth of the Anglican Church.  The indigenes did not only become interested, they also made huge and impressive donations including lands, bells, organs and money to ensure the immediate take off of the Church.  This was in contrast to what happened in the northern parts of the state such as Ogoja and Ikom. Some of the descendants of such indigenes are still with us in the Cathedral today.  They quickly joined the large congregation of non indigenes who had formed the bulk of the founding members and became a strong integral part of the body in the Church.

The Clergy of the early years, who helped to lay the foundation of Anglicanism in Calabar were talented and dedicated men.  Through negotiations with the Niger Delta Pastorate, the new Church was accepted as a part of the Niger Delta Pastorate.  The foundation of the new Church was laid by the Ven. Archdeacon D. C. Crowther.  Rev. Max A. Cole built the Holy Trinity Primary School and the Church Hall.  Rev. J. J. Morford, an Afro-American, raised the status of the School and also built the first parsonage, which was later reconstructed as the Bishop’s house and office.  The pictures of some of these early builders and their fellow workers are in the Diocesan pictorial book now being presented today.

History tells us, however, that although the church appeared new on arrival and at its inception in the north, it was quite functional in many ways.

Days Activities Time
Sunday 1st sun. Holy Communion

3rd sun.Holy Communion

7:00am & 10am

7:00am & 10am

Monday Youth Fellowship

Woman Prayer Meeting

Discipleship Class

6pm – 8pm



Tuesday Choir Practice 5pm – 7pm
Wednesday Midweek Fasting & Prayer

Revival Service

8am – 12noon

5pm – 7pm

Thursday Choir Practice

Sunday School Preparatory Class
Praise Band

5pm – 7pm

5pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

Friday Higher Level Business Prayer (every last friday in the month )

Bible Study

Tarry Night (every last friday in the month )

6am – 7am


5pm – 7pm


Saturday Every 2nd Sat. in the month

Anglican Christian Coppers Fellowship

Choir Practice


3pm – 4pm

5pm – 6pm

Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity

Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity

Cathedral church  of the Holy Trinity


Ven Dr. Nathaniel Nwachukwu = +234 803 271  2972

Ven Lucky A Owhonda JP = +234 803 277 1489

Ven Prof Chukwuemeka Duruamaku Dim =

Ven Stanley Okezie Ukachukwu = +234 805 892 5224, +234 817 003 4425

Rev Canon Dr. Ephriam Ossai =

Rev Canon Chris Uzor = +234 803 548 3047

Rev Felix Nwafili = =234 083 388 4386, +234 815 111 8041

Rev Sunday Emelieonwu = +234 803 206 4477

Rev Ephriam YellowDuke = +234 803 378 4868

Ord. victor Olubayode = +234 806 360 6870


Cathedral Chapel

Cathedral Chapel Unical Hotel Road, satellite town Calabar

UNICAL Hotel Road by Abang Asang (Satellite Town, Calabar) Cross river State, Nigeria

Pastors –

Vicar: – The Ven. Prof Nneoyi Egbe  –

+234 7065920955 , +234 8102941983

Curate:-   Rev Nzube Onuzo   – +2348055397035


Asari Eso Layout, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria


The Ven Eugine Anyadi

+234 8036241439

Mission Worker –