Thursday, September 27, 2018

Abu Dhabi church all set to mark its 50th anniversary

From Abu Dhabi-

On any weekend, the packed St Andrew's Anglican Church in Abu Dhabi would offer a microcosm of the UAE's multicultural and multi-ethnic society.

For the last five decades, this church complex located in Mushrif has been the spiritual home for thousands of Christians in the capital.

More than 50 congregations catering to different nationalities, including Ethiopians, Koreans, Pakistanis, Indians, Nepalese and western expats, all gather for prayers at this church complex, that is celebrating its 50th anniversary next week.

For many old timers in Abu Dhabi, the church has been very much part of their existence.
A British expat woman, who moved to the UAE in the 1980s, said one of her children took his first steps in the aisle of St Andrew's Church.

"I first went to the church, which was on the corniche. When the new church opened in Mushrif in 1984, I had just become a mother for the first time, and I started to go to the Sunday morning service, which was specifically for mums and kids. Some of the people I met were to become lifelong friends," said the expat in her 60s, who did not want to reveal her name.

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