A New Home for All Armenians in Britain Open day at the new Armenian Diocesan centre

The Diocese of the Armenian Church welcomed streams of Armenians on the open day event on 8th July at the newly purchased diocesan centre in Brentford (TW8).

Youth leader Mia Bazzoui welcomed the guests and introduced a short clip showing the progress of renovation and transformation of the centre over the last few months. This was followed by financial report about the purchase of the property and renovation expenses.

“This is a historic day for the Armenian community in Britain,” said Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian, who was invited to address the audience. He underlined that “the Armenian Church, under the leadership of the Primate, His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, has established a new home, a hub for activities and programs for all Armenians.” He underlined Bishop Hovakim’s vision, fundraising efforts and tireless dedication in creating this new home for the entire community, where all Armenians will connect, social, learn and serve. Dr. Tchilingirian called upon every member in the community to support this centre through their donations and generosity of spirit.

Armenia’s ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Varuzhan Nersesyan, who attended with his wife, was invited to express his thoughts. The ambassador congratulated the Primate, His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, for this enormous achievement and called upon the community to support the bishop and the centre.

ACYO representatives Mia Bazzoui and Vanouhi Petrosyan spoke about the youth projects and their excitement about the centre. The program concluded with the words of thanks and blessings of the Primate.

Throughout the evening tours of the complex was organised for everyone to see the new facilities, which were most impressive. A lovely reception, with Armenian food made by Johannes Fahradian, followed.