Living Room Dialogues November 2015 – February 2016

Living Room Dialogues: Sundays at 7.30pm

in the Deanery (following the 6.15pm service), beginning with bring and share food.

lanbariSunday 15th November The Role of Journalistic translation in International relations with Kawthar Lanbari who is doing a PhD in this subject at the University of Sorbonne, while currently working at the Art Rotana Hotel. She has worked with the Bahrain New Agency interviewing ambassadors and ministers.


Sunday 13th December A bring and share evening not only of Advent/Christmas foods but of carols poetry, readings, and traditions perhaps reflecting your own culture.


Sunday 10th January Michael Eddison, who specializes in wills and estate planning, is our speaker who will explain why it is so important for everyone to make a will, especially for those who are living as expatriates and how best to go about it.


Sunday 14th February The Rev’d Dr Mark Davidson is the Royal Navy Chaplain on the Base, a Church of Scotland minister who has written a PhD from Aberdeen University on “The exploration of shame in the lives of Christians with moderate intellectual disabilities.” After serving here he’ll be reflecting on shame in local culture.

Summer Activities

SummerJuly and August

are quiet months in Bahrain and many from the Cathedral and Awali Church family are away………..

But each week, to keep the community together, there will be some activity: a meal out, bowling, a movie trip., a DVD in a home, a games evening….


Please see the weekly noticesheet and sign up the list in the Cathedral porch.

  Living Room Dialogue 

in the Deanery

Sunday 14th June 2015

 at 7.30pm

(following 6.15pm Evening Service) 

Shaikha Marwa Al Khalifa      

                 Shaikha Marwa Al Khalifa                 

–an  accomplished Bahraini Artist will be speaking about her work and its inspiration.

September 2015 Events

Jon Lavelle Saturday 5th September 5pm  Jon Lavelle is ordained priest in the Cathedral. Do come and support Jon with your presence and prayers in this next step of his ministry.

Following the service there will be a celebration buffet meal in the Alun Morris Hall to which all are invited, but please sign the list so we know  how many to cater for.

Saturday 19th September 5pm Welcome and Welcome back Barn Dance and world bring- and-share meal inBarn Dance the Alun Morris Hall. Soft drinks will be provided but if you want anything stronger, then please bring your own. Soft drinks will be provided but if you want anything stronger, then please bring your own. An opportunity to invite friends to a fun evening.

Friday 2nd October 7pm (for 7.30pm) Mission to Seafarers Dinner, Dance and Quiz at The British Club. This will be a ticket event (tickets available from the beginning of September) with the aim of raising funds for the work of Mission to Seafarers in Bahrain. Please invite friends and colleagues for a special evening for a great cause.

Mission to Seafarers

Living Room Dialogues

October –December 2015

Sundays at 7.30pm in The Deanery (following the 6.15pm Evening service).           Bring and share food please

Sunday 11th October

NicolaStanna Nicola Smith and Stanna Wieclawska Kyriakou, President and Vice-President of The Freedom Dolls Initiative are visiting us from Cyprus and sharing their experience in addressing human trafficking. As a Church we have been supporting this organization through selling freedom dolls.

Kawthar Lanbari Sunday 15th November

Kawthar Lanbari will be speaking on The Role of Journalistic Translation in International Relations, which is the subject of her PhD thesis for which she is working at the Sorbonne. She is working at the Art Rotana Hotel, but she has been a prominent journalist with the Bahrain News Agency interviewing ambassadors and politicians.

Sunday 13th December 

A bring and share evening not just of food, but of carols, readings, poetry, art that have an Advent and Christmas theme. Bring a contribution7 from your own country perhaps, that will enrich all of our journeys to Christmas.