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.