A grand evening social occasion on the roof of the cathedral’s new auxiliary buildings in Bahrain coincided with Archbishop Michael’s October visit.
The occasion mixed worshippers from both Tamil- and English-language streams within the congregation, along with some of their friends. “We haven’t met to enjoy one another’s company as a whole church community for so long,” said one of those present.
Eucharists in Bahrain take place on Friday morning, Friday evening, Saturday morning at the oil town of Awali, and Sunday evening. On this occasion the archbishop presided and preached at all of them. He and Dean Bill Schwartz also called on the British ambassador and his deputy to discuss local and regional issues, and viewed the allocated site of a new Christian cemetery for all denominations, which has been sorely needed for a long time.