Most Rev’d J.A. Adetiloye (1986-1999) | Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

(25 December 1929 – 14 December 2012). Ordained in 1979

SECOND PRIMATE of the church of nigeria
(December 1986 – December 1999)

Most Rev’d Joseph Abiodun Adetiloye

He was ordained a deacon at the end of 1953 at the Cathedral Church of Lagos, by the first Archbishop of West Africa, Leslie Vining. He was a curate at St. Peter’s Church, in Ake, Abeokuta, since 1954, latter was a chaplain to Archbishop Vining and afterwards to Archbishop Howells. On August 1970, he was elected and nominated bishop of the Diocese of Ekiti, latter being transferred to the Diocese of Lagos, of which he was bishop from 1985 to 1999.

He was enthroned as the second Primate of the Church of Nigeria on 26 December 1986, the following day to his 57th birthday, at the Cathedral Church of Lagos, by his predecessor, Archbishop Timothy O. Olufosoye.

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