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Catholic Diocese of Makurdi



St. Mark's Mission, Apir

Deanery: Ikpayayongo Deanery
Revd Fr Richard Igyor, OSA
Parish Priest: Revd Fr Richard Igyor, OSA

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About St. Mark's Mission, Apir

Father Robert Ode (of Blessed Memory) celebrated the First Mass of the Church on the 9th January, 1983. This mass was attended by 18 people with a total collection on that day of 30 kobo only. Apir became a zone of its own with the headquarters at Apir with Father Jude Jirgba (of blessed memory) as the parish priest of Ikpayongo. On September 1, 2012, the mission was approved and established by the Diocesan Catholic Bishop, his Lordship Bishop  Athanasius .A. Usuh.

On November 30, 2012, the Auxiliary Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, the Most Revd William Avenya officially commissioned the mission and installed the first priest of the quasi parish in person of Father Amos Mbachie St. Mark's Catholic Mission Apir which has its headquarters at Apir where it started as a small Church on the 9th January, 1983 out of St. Gregory's Parish Ikpayongo. Apir has approximately 2100 Communicants with  not fewer than six thousand lay faithful.