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West Africa announces Primate's funeral arrangements

Posted on: January 28, 2014 4:05 PM
Related Categories: Abp Johnson, West Africa

By ACNS staff

The Church of the Province of West Africa today released the details of the funeral for its Primate the Most Revd Solomon Tilewa Johnson, who died suddenly on 21 January.  

The notice, issued by Provincial Secretary the Revd Canon Anthony Eiwuley read, "The family of the late Most Revd Solomon Tilewa Johnson, Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa and Bishop of Gambia has confirmed that the funeral arrangement will be as follows:

"Thursday 20th February, 2014 - Solemn Evensong
Friday, 21st February, 2014 - Funeral Mass

"We will appreciate if you can communicate to us your intention to attend the funeral so that adequate arrangements can be made to receive you.

"Please send such information to Chris Manley – and copy"

Archbishop Dr Solomon Tilewa Johnson, 59, was also Metropolitan Archbishop of the internal province of West Africa. A popular figure both home and abroad, he died in Fajara while playing tennis - one of his favourite pastimes.