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05 October 2012

Southall's churches unite in multicultural event

Southall's churches unite in multicultural event

This month, a diverse group of churches are coming together to worship God in Southall.

Southall, a district of Ealing, is known for having one of the largest concentrations of South Asian people outside of the Indian sub-continent; a fact which is literally written all over the town, in the form of English and Punjabi signs at the main rail station.

Alongside one of the largest Sikh gurdwaras outside of India, two hindu temples and three mosques, there are more than 10 churches.

Diversity is part of the area's identity, and that is exactly what the Southall Praise event is hoping to represent.

Hundreds of Christians from local Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Free Church, Methodist and Pentecostal churches will be coming together for the event.

Moreover, the service will include worship not only in English, but also in Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu, to represent the diversity of cultures as well as of denominations.

There will also be a drama and a gospel choir.

Ultimately the event is to celebrate unity in diversity, in the hope that people will come together despite differences as one family in Christ to thank God for His faithfulness.

Churches Together, the group initiating the event, are inspired by Revelation 7:9 "And there before me was a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language."

The event takes place at St John's Church at 4pm on 14 October.

For more information, contact Chrisha Sathiyaraj on 07956 923044 or rajchrisha@yahoo.com.