|ST. ATHANASIUS’ PARISH, ANYIIN
P. O. Box 07, Katsina-Ala, Benue State, Nigeria
Parish Priest: Fr AAYONGO Celestine
Asst. Parish Priest: Fr MNGBAKPA Emmanuel
Parish Catechist: Mr. Enger Samuel
Phone No: 07059339230
| A Brief History of St. Athanasius Parish Anyiin
St. Athanasius Parish Anyiin began as an outstation of Zaki-Biam parish in 1970. Mr. Isaac Igbe was the first Voluntary Catechist with Mrs. Cecilia Achinyar as CWO President. When Holy Ghost Parish Abeda was carved out of St. Anthony’s Parish Zaki Biam, Anyiin was made a zone with several outstations and from time to time Fr. Dominic Kwagh now late, would come from Abeda in order to prepare the zone for a parish.
With the erection of Anyiin as a Quasi Mission, Late Fr. Benjamin Akpagher was made the first priest in charge. He died shortly after wards and Fr. Fidelis Terna Akume succeeded him and the mission was raised to the parish level in 2004, still with Fr. Fidelis Akume Terna as the parish priest in charge. At the present the parish is divided into thirteen (13) zones with forty-seven (47) outstations.
ST. ATHANASIUS’ PARISH, ANYIIN