5 most beautiful churches in Nigeria

Last Updated on June 25, 2021 by MyGh.Online

Nigeria has many religions, but the two main ones being Islam and Christianity. Colonisation and the religious faith of Christians has resulted in some amazing structures being built over the years.

The Aba Nigeria Temple has a gigantic total floor area of 11,500 square feet (1,070 m2). It is the 121st operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The foundation stone for the first cathedral building was laid on 29 March 1867 and the cathedral was established in 1869.

Construction of the current building was however designed by architect Bagan Benjamin and the foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) on 21 April 1925. It was completed in 1946.

Constructed in 1991, this edifice became one of the most visited places in Nigeria. The architecture of the synagogue fits into its surroundings effortlessly.

Designed and built with lot of arches, spacious openings, and palm trees adorning it’s perimeter. As you walk up to the front entrance, you are greeting with a sizable stained glass window with scenic depictions of various Jewish holidays.

Irish Bishop, Joseph Brendan Whelan, led the plan to build a modern cathedral in Owerri.

With majority of the funds being sourced from outside of Nigeria, coming from Rome for the most part.

The All Saint Anglican Church constructed back in 1949 by the former British Governor-general of Nigeria, Sir John Stewart Macpherson, but was built in phases over the years.

This place of worship survived the Nigerian civil war. The church aims to blend the old and new in a rich order of service that seeks to meet everyone’s needs.

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