Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Car Park progress

St. Andrew’s day today. We had a fully packed Church when we celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the morning.

At the same time works in our Church’s Car Park has progressed.

Fortunately parking is not that bad in our area; thus people coming to Church or to our Schools they can park elsewhere nearby.

We hope though to have the Car Park completed as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Church Car Park

Our Church’s Car Park has been used for the last few months, although it hasn’t as yet been fully completed.

IBEX and its subcontractors are in our premises since yesterday working towards finalising the Car Park.

New lines are being designed and drawn on the surface.

The 4 first pictures are from yesterday, while the last two from today.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

AGM today

After the morning Service at our Church we had our Community’s Annual General Meeting today.

It was organised by our Community’s Committees in order to offer full reports on all our activities for the last couple of years.

Fr. Anastasios welcomed everyone and congratulated all Committees for their hard work and effectiveness.

The President of the Community Mr. Pantelis Demosthenous thanked all members and supporters of the Community who helped to build the new Church, between 2009-2011. Mr. Demosthenous, together with the Treasurer of the Community Mr. Soteris Constantinou and the Member of the Church Committee Mr. Christos Orthodoxou, answered questions by members on various issues.

The Chairman of the Parents Committee of St. Panteleimon Hellenic College Dr. Serafim Kiriakidis offered a report on the work of the College and on the acts of the Parents. He also reported on the important work of St. Panteleimon Nursery and its great financial contributions towards the fundraising of the Church.

Mrs Alexandra Constantinou reported on behalf of “St. Agatha” Ladies’ Sisterhood. She also thanked warmly the outgoing Chair-lady Mrs. Eva Christou for her many contributions over the last 20 years.

The Chairman of the Youth Dept. Mr. Panayiotis Argyrou offered his report on the Youth’s activities.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Mayor of Barnet

Cllr. Lisa Rutter, Mayor of Barnet, attended our recent Annual Dinner and Dance with members of her family.

In her kind letter of thanks to our Community she is very complimentary for the wholehearted reception we had shown them.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Honorary Alderman

One of the VIPs who attended our recent Annual Dinner and Dance was the Honorary Alderman Keith Toms, representing The Worshipful The Mayor of the London Borough of harrow Cllr. Mrinal Choudhury.

The Honorary Alderman was a very joyful person and had a really good time at our D & D. Today we received a very kind letter of thanks from him.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Videos from the D & D

Last Sunday our Community held its Annual Dinner and Dance. It was a very successful and joyful event that brought together many people, both members and friends of our Community.

The evening started with the singing of our beloved National Anthem, which all Greek participants happily sung.

Then we had food, drink and a lot of secular Greek singing, by both the musicians and the people, especially Mr. Savvas Kiriakidis.

Demetri Salapatas played very nicely a well known instrumental Greek musical piece to which some ladies danced.

The Rt. Hon. Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North, offered his nice and gentle greeting. He always speaks eloquently. This year he included in his speech a wish for our beloved homeland Greece, which is at the moment in a serious financial crisis.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Annual Dinner & Dance

Yesterday, in the evening, our Community held its Annual Dinner and Dance at our Community Hall. 170 people, both members and friends of our Community, had taken part in the event.

Archim. Theophanis Petrou represented His Eminence the Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and GB.

The Hon. Alderman Keith Toms represented the Mayor of Harrow.

The Mayor of Brent Cllr. Aslam Choudry attended with his wife.

The Mayor of Barnet Cllr. Lisa Rutter attended with her family.

The Rt. Hon. Barry Gardiner MP for Brent North, a very good friend of our Community, was also there.

The only Greek MEP for London Marina Yiannakoudakis attended with her husband.

Dr. Panayiotis Procopiou and Dr. Serafim Kiriakidis welcomed everyone on behalf of the Community Council.

Then our guests offered their greetings. Barry Gardiner MP said: «...It seems a hugely tough year for those of us who have friends and family in Greece. I have two very dear friends of mine who are Members of the Greek Parliament, who I speak with regularly. The people of Greece have been through hell this year. And if there is one wish that I have from being inside your amazing Church this evening is that the healing of Saint Panteleimon comes on the people of Greece and that their economy and their life is restored to normal».

The President of our Community Mr. Pantelis Demosthenous and Fr. Anastasios presented honorary plaques to representatives of all those companies that built our new Church.

The winning numbers of the raffle were: 90, 231, 408, 409, 611, 909, 1032, 1074, 1576, 1584, 1595, 1709, 1723, 2015, 2087, 2159, 2214, 2271, 2344, 2574, 2644.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November 2011


Tuesday, 1st November: 9.30 am Matins, Divine Liturgy & Blessing of the new month
..........Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian
..........6.00 pm Supplicatory Canon to St. Panteleimon
..........6.30 pm Bible Study: “Paradise & hell according to the Orthodox Church”

Monday, 7th November: 6.00 pm Vespers

Tuesday, 8th November: 9.30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy
..........Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel & all the Heavenly Host
..........6.00 pm Vespers
..........6.30 pm Bible Study: “Orthodox Angelology”

Wednesday, 9th November: 9.30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy
..........Feast of St. Nectarius

Sunday, 13th November: 6.00 pm Annual Dinner & Dance

Tuesday, 15th November: 6.00 pm Supplicatory Canon to St. Paraskevi
..........6.30 pm Bible Study: “Blessed are the merciful”

Sunday, 20th November: 6.00 pm Vespers

Monday, 21st November: 9.30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy
..........Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple

Tuesday, 22nd November: 6.00 pm Supplicatory Canon to Virgin Mary
..........6.30 pm Bible Study: “Differences between Orthodox & R/Catholics [A’]”

Thursday, 24th November: 6.00 pm Vespers

Friday, 25th November: 9.30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy
..........Feast of St. Catherine
..........6.00 pm Vespers

Saturday, 26th November: 2.00 pm Divine Liturgy
..........Feast of St. Stylianus

Sunday, 27th November: 1.00 pm Annual General Meeting of the Community and St. Agatha Ladies Sisterhood

Tuesday, 29th November: 6.00 pm Vespers
..........6.30 pm Bible Study: “Differences between Orthodox & R/Catholics [B’]”

Wednesday, 30th November: 9.30 am Matins & Divine Liturgy
..........Feast of St. Andrew, the First - Called