Christmas Wedding at La Nativity Presby Church

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Church Members After Church Service

Church Members After Church Service

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Church Members Discussing

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Interior of the La Nativity Presby Church

Interior of the La Nativity Presby Church

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History Of The Presbyterian Church Of Ghana Nativity Congregation, La, Accra

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Formations

In October , 1979, Rev. Ebenezer Odai-Tettey, the then District Minister of La District of The Presbyterian Church of Ghana informed The Session of Bethel Congregation about reports he had received concerning the difficulties that the aged and the infirmed staying at long distances from the church encountered when they came to worship at the Bethel Church especially in the evenings. The reports had it that some members got temporarily blinded by the head lights from on-coming vehicles and stumbled into gutters whilst others missed their steps and fell as they came out of the east wing door after evening services.
In a bid to solve these difficulties The Session decided to develop a second Presbyterian congregation on the outskirts of the town, for those members who lived there to attend church services without inconvenience and danger.

Site for the second congregation

Having taken the decision to establish a second congregation, The Session was again confronted with the problem of where to actually site the church. The site should provide the advantages with the minimum of inconveniences to its targeted beneficiaries. Two areas were considered; Oko Dan/Adjeman and Abormi. Of the two sites, The Session chose to site the new congregation at Abormi because it was easier to get to the Bethel Church from there. Secondly, the La Presbyterian Church already had an undeveloped piece of land at Abormi (popularly known as De Gaulle Park). What was more, the Accra City Council had trespassed on the said Church land at Abormi by building four Classrooms at one end of it. The school was as a City Council Primary school of four classes. The Session therefore had to act quickly to save the land from further encroachment. Save the land from further encroachment.
The Session eventually decided to build two more classrooms in addition to those built by the City Council so as to have a full complement of six classrooms to accommodate a full fledged primary school. The two classrooms were then partitioned in such a way that it could turn into a single hall for worship.