Nigerians are very dedicated to their religion. Churches are sprouting everyday and there are still incidences of inter-religious wars in the North. A report released by Pew research center shows that Nigeria is the 9th most religious country in the world while AFP quoting Gallup international mentioned that Nigeria is the second most religious country in the world.
It is very glaring for one to note that today, there is just a thin line between religion and politics in Nigeria. Religion has influenced the choice, perceptions and decision of Nigerians as regards politics Nigeria.
Northern Nigeria is dominated by Muslims while southern Nigeria is dominated by the Christians.
There are many churches in Nigeria. The number of churches increased significantly within the last 20 years. Christians spend much time praying in their churches. Most of these churches are beautifully designed and attractive.
In this post, we shall highlight the top 7 most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria.
Saint Patrick’s cathedral
Saint Patrick’s roman Catholic cathedral is located in Awka, Anambra state. It has a very glittering design and one can easily have a feel of the spirit of the Lord within the confines of the church. Events like meetings, Higher profile wedding, etc are hosted in the church.
All Saints Anglican Church
The all saints Anglican church located in Onitsha is an edifice that will always make passers-by agape with the unique architectural design. The construction work was executed by the former British Governor general of Nigeria Sir John Macpherson. The foundation stone was laid in 1949 and the church building has stood tall over the years as one of the most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria.
Maria Assumpta Catholic Church
This amazing edifice was erected under the watch of Irish Bishop, Joseph Brendan. The construction lasted for about 12 years and most of the chunk of the funds came from Rome. It is mostly called Owerri Cathedral sited in Imo state and majority of Catholics within the environs worship in this Cathedral. The beautiful ambience and unique architectural design makes it to rank as the one of the most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria.
Cathedral Church of Christ
It is uniquely situated along Marina road in Lagos. The Architectural design is very spectacular. The foundation of this cathedral was laid in 1867, but the stunning building was completed in 1946. It is not just one of the most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria, but one of the most important. It has intermittently been serving as the seat of the Archbishop of the west Africa province, the seat of the Archbishop and primate of all Nigeria as well as the seat of the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical province of Lagos.
Aba Nigeria Temple
The Aba Later Day Saints temple is a cynosure in the eye of people, an overwhelmingly marvelous architectural feat. It is one of the three temples of its kind in Africa. The Temple has hosted several events, like wedding, etc. Many residents and tourists usually go there for site seeing and snap shots. It is an architectural masterpiece and it is certainly one of the most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria.
National Church of Nigeria
The National church was constructed more recently that other structures in this list. It was completed in 2005 and located in Abuja, Nigeria. The church of Nigeria is officially known as the National Chriatian worship centre and was previously known as National Ecumenical centre.
The church is one of the places in Abuja where tourists visit. The church is stunning in looks and beauty. The design was done by Italian Architects and it befits its status as the national Christians worship centre. Truly, it is one of the most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria.
The Synagogue of Church of All Nations.
The Church of all nation’s synagogue is situated in the surbubs of Lagos. It is a cynosure to all passersby. It is one of the most visited churches in west Africa. The design is classical and stylish. It has been noted by many as a place of healing. The church building ranks as one of the most beautiful church buildings in Nigeria.