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Techiman is a city and is the capital of Techiman Municipal and Bono East Region of Ghana. Techiman is a leading market town in South Ghana. Techiman is one of the two major cities and settlements of Bono East region. Techiman is home to West Africa's largest traditional market.
The Cathedral

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The St. Paul’s Cathedral Parish traces its history to one Opanin Yaw Boamah, a native stool (Asipim) designer, who brought the Catholic faith from Kwahu around 1923. He started the church with his brothers Opanin Kwasi Twumpuro, Opanin Yaw Ntoah and others. At that time, one Op. Anikorkor had founded a Catholic community at Akrofrom, and from time to time, the new church in Techiman joined those at Akrofrom to Wenchi Koase for Mass whenever a priest visited Koase.

The church began on Nana Sanaahene’s veranda. Later they moved to build a small chapel at the present house of Opanin Andrew Yeboah (Yaw Ntoah). This was built by the community towards the arrival of the first parish priest Rev. Fr. R. V. Ooyen, SMA. Having been called in the chief palace and warned not to make noise during church service, they relocated and built a new and larger church at the current site, with mud and thatch. On 13th October 1991, the church was dedicated by the late Rt. Rev. James Kwadwo Owusu, Bishop of Sunyani. The foundation stone was laid by the late Nana Kwakye Ameyaw II (1961 – 1988) Omanhene of Techiman.

The first visiting priest was Rev. Fr. Fisher SMA who was from KBK parish. Though, he started the parish in about the year 1924 – 1927, he did not baptize any faithful until Rev. Fr. R. V Ooyen the first residential priest baptized people on 31st day of May, 1934. The SVD’s took over with the late Rev. Fr. Peter Wildenburg, SVD 1974–1978 (parish priest) and Rev. Fr. Charles Lariosa as assistant priest from 1974 – 1980. The parish was handed over to the Late Msgr. John Oppong Baah, the first Diocesan Priest (1992 – 1998) and was succeeded by Msgr. John Boachie Gyan in 1998 until Techiman Diocese was created in 2008. When Techiman became diocese, Rev. Fr. Andrew Kwame Takyia became the first Cathedral Administrator (2008 – 2012) and Very Rev. Fr. Francis Kwame Anane Yeboah took over from him in June 2012 to 2021.
The Cathedral seeks to bring people into Salvation in Christ; by equipping people with Christian Values to demonstrate high level of uprightness; by developing the capacity of people through mental formation and skill development to become economically self-reliant; and by liberation from the socio-cultural entanglements and bondages in our locality.
Guided by the mission of Christ Jesus, the vision of St. Paul’s Catholic Cathedral is the holistic development of Christ’s Faithful, which encompasses the Spirit, the Soul and the body (1 Thessalonians 5: 23).
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Mass Schedule
Sunday Mass: 6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am
Weekdays Morning Mass – Monday to Friday: 6:00am
Weekdays Midday Mass – Monday to Friday: 12:00pm
Anticipatory Mass – Saturday: 6:00pm
Youth Mass – 7:00pm