The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

30th Anniversary Weekend Celebration - Debre Tsion Kidist Mariam Orthodox Tewahedo Church

From Saturday 22nd July 2006 to Sunday 23rd July 2006

Haverstock School, London NW3

From 1pm

St. Mary of Debre Tsion Church, Battersea, London, was established in 1976 with the aim of spreading Christianity, as well as to render spiritual, cultural and religious services to Ethiopian immigrants in the United Kingdom. The church has been providing these services from rented premises and has moved its location on more than 4 occasions before it moved to its current address. However, it now has the option of either buying or vacating the property. It has decided to purchase at an agreed price of £1.7 million. So far, the members have contributed half of the agreed price and the balance needs raising very soon. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the parish in the UK and it will hold a two-day celebration on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, 2006 from 1:00 pm at Haverstock School, 24 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2BQ. There will be a number of cultural, spiritual, educational and historical programs as well as exhibitions which will raise a much needed fund to help cover the cost of buying the church premises.

Members of the Anglo-Ethiopian community are warmly invited to attend and join in these anniversary celebrations.

The program includes:

spiritual songs,
spiritual dramas,
cultural shows & dramas,
bazaar sales,
merchandise, etc.

To keep children entertained during the celebration, they are providing various facilities including the following:

bouncy castle,
assault courses,
face paintings, etc.

Nearest tube station Chalk Farm

For more information please see the organiser's website -

First Published in News File Summer 2006

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