Anglican church issues ban on use of brochure, asoebi at funerals

The Anglican Communion (Diocese on the Niger) has issued a ban on the use of brochure and uniform ceremonial dresses a.k.a ‘Asoebi’ during burials of members in a bid to cut down burden put on funerals. 

The ban was made known on Sunday December 8 by Ven. Ikechukwu Ihemtuge, the Vicar in charge of St. Andrew’s Church in Obosi who announced that the decision was taken at June 2019 synod of its 19 archdeaconry at Abatete, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Ven. Ikechukwu who asked Anglican members to obey the new rule which was enforced on July 1, added that the new law will reduce the pressure which comes with planning a burial to impress people.