Archive Gallery 2016
Christmas Bazaar Sunday 11th & Sunday 18th December 2016
On Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th December 2016 we held our annual Christmas Bazaar. We would like to thank everybody who supported us and especially our Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee for organising this as they do every year. With your love we managed to raise £2,000 for our church fund.
Father Christmas Sunday 18th December 2016
On Sunday 18th December 2016, Father Christmas handed out presents to the children after the church service.
Father Zacharias Christmas Speech Friday 16th December 2016
On Friday 16th December 2016 we had the great pleasure in welcoming to our church Archimandrite Zacharias from The Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Maldon, Essex. Father Zacharias gave a Christmas speech with the theme "Our heart manger of the Lord Jesus" (Η καρδιά μας φάτνη τοῦ Κυρίου Ιησου)..
Vigil Thursday 1st December 2016
On Thursday 1st December 2016 a vigil (αγρυπνία) was held from 8:30pm through to 12:30am on Friday 2nd December in memory of Panagia Gerontissa and Saint Porphyrius.
25th Anniversary Annual Dinner & Dance
On Sunday 30th October 2016 at 7pm our church held its 25th anniversary dinner and dance. The event was held at the Holiday Inn (Elstree) and was attended by many people from our community and beyond.
The draw also took place for our raffle.
We would like to thank everybody who supported this event and all those who helped organise it.
Holy Relic of Saint George Tropeoforos
To mark the completion of 25 years since the establishment of our community, from Saturday 29th October 2016 to Monday 31st October 2016, our church was blessed and honored to welcome and host the Holy Relic of the Hand of Saint George Tropeoforos. It was the first time that the Relic of Saint George came to our Archdiocese. A special programme was prepared for this event and many worshippers visited our church for the special services and for proskinisi.
Tavli Competition Friday 7th October 2016
On Friday 7th October 2016 we held our yearly Tavli competition where the participants enjoyed Souvlakia, deserts and drinks. The event raised £1,125 that will go towards our church fund. An enjoyable evening was had by all.
We would like to thank everybody that took part in the competition and those who helped organise it. Congratulations to the winner Mr Georgiou and the runner up Mr Theodosiou who are pictured below respectively with our church chairman Mr Pilina.
Holy Feast of Our Church 30th June 2016
On Thursday 30th June 2016 we celebrated The Twelve Apostles collective feast day with His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios. As part of the celebrations, on Sunday 26th June 2016 as well as Thursday 30th June 2016, immediately after the church service, we offered Souvlakia and homemade Mahalepi with all proceeds going towards our chruch fund. The amount raised was £1,640. We would like to thank everybody who supported this event.
How to Make Prosphoro Tuesday 5th April 2016
Prosphoro is the altar bread which is leavened and prepared with pure wheat flour to be used for the Holy Eucharist. It is round and stamped on the top with a special seal.
On Tuesday 5th April 2016 at 5pm, there was a live demonstration on how to make Prosphoro that took place at the home of Evdokia Kyprianou.
Church Lunch Sunday 3rd April 2016
On Sunday 3rd April 2016, immediately after the church service, at approximately 1pm, there was a lunch held within the grounds of the church.
The lunch was organised by Maria Chronia and Demetra Michael with all the money raised helping to boost our church funds.
The Music School of Smyrna & Rembetiko Thursday 3rd March 2016
The hugely successful opening event for our 25th anniversary celebrations, The Music School of Smyrna and Rembetiko, took place at East Barnet School on Thursday 3rd March 2016, click on the respective links to read how the event was reported by Agioritiko Vima, Ta Nea Diaspora and Romfea.
Also, click on the link to watch a slideshow of the event kindly created by the Greek Photographer Nek Vardikos.
A CD and DVD set of the event is now available for purchase from the church. A CD and DVD set of the event is now available for purchase from the church. For those who would like the book, The Music School of Smyrna and Rembetiko, please order your copy from Father Joseph.
To watch the introductory video for the event, click on the image below.
Church Lunch Sunday 24th January 2016
On Sunday 24th January 2016, immediately after the church service, a lunch was held within the grounds of the church. The event was organised by Mr Michael Pilinas and Mrs Kyproula Kyprianides in order to help boost our church funds.
We would like to thank everybody who supported this event which helped raise £2,100.