BRISTOL: The 2nd Sunday School Sangamam and 3rd Diocesan Talent Competition of the UK, Europe and Africa Diocese will be held on Saturday, 26th September 2015 at Bristol.
Diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Themotheos will preside over the function. . Alexios Mar Eusebios, President of Outside India Region (OSSAE-OIR) and Diocesan Metropolitan of Southwest America will be the chief guest on the occasion.
The event will be conducted at Greenway Community Centre Auditorium hosted by St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Bristol.
The Sunday school children with first and second places at North, Central and South zones will be participating at Solo song, Group song and Elocution competitions which will begins in the morning. The Diocesan level competition will be the culmination of Talent Competitions of 2015.
Sunday School Sangamam will be held in the afternoon which will be attended by all priests, Sunday school teachers, and Sunday school children with their parents from 23 Churches and Congregations across United Kingdom. The event will be a historic gathering attended by around 600 people across the length and breadth of UK.
During the public meeting, senior Sunday school teachers over 60 years will be felicitated and honored. Later, cultural program will be performed by various Sunday school children followed by prize distribution. The individual Church which achieves maximum points at the talent competition will be awarded with Mar Makarios Memorial Ever-rolling Trophy.
A central committee of the Sunday School of UK region led by Fr. Varghese Mathew, Vice President of OSSAE-UK, Dr. Susil George Stephen, Director of OSSAE-UK, Simon Chacko, Secretary of OSSAE-UK, Baiju John, Treasurer of OSSAE-UK, Viji Syria, Talent Competition Co-ordinator of OSSAE-UK, Sunil Koshy, North District Inspector, Omana Varghese, Central District Inspector, Shini Joseph, South District Inspector and a local committee under the leadership of Fr. Mathew Abraham, Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Bristol, Dilip Thomas, Head Teacher of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church Bristol along with Managing Committee and various Church members of St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church work as team for the success of the event.