Bahrain-UK Friendship Concert – Thursday 10th March





















St Christopher’s Cathedral is the venue for a concert, one of a series of events celebrating 200 years of friendship between Bahrain and the United Kingdom.

The Bahraini flautist Ahmed Al Ghanem will be accompanied by Nadia Lopchynska on piano and Iryna Ulrikh on cello. The British element of the programme will include two pieces by G.F. Handel –Sonato No 2 and Largo- and the trio will play two pieces composed by Ahmed Al Ghanem: Samaee Ghanem, which was performed as a world premiere in St Christopher’s Cathedral in 2014, and Intedhar (Waiting), performed in November last year in Tromso Cathedral, Norway to great acclaim. Other pieces will be by composers as diverse as Dvorak, Faure, Massente, Gluck, Marhoon and Yamada. It promises to be a feast of music.

Tickets as usual for the Cathedral Concerts are only BD5 and accompanied children are welcome free.

Living Room Dialogues – March – June 2016

Living Room Dialogues
Sundays at 7.30pm (following the 6.15pm Service) 
in The Deanery (on the Cathedral compound)                  

Bring-and-Share Food followed by a speaker.

Sunday 13 March

Tim Woodward is Network Manager of Bahrain Public Transport, which is the new company operating bus services across the Kingdom of Bahrain in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation. He will be speaking on the theme Transforming Bahrain’s Public Transport System. Prior to coming to Bahrain Tim worked for National Express in the UK in a variety of roles, responsible for network and route planning and scheduling, handling major projects and event management, including Pope Benedict XVIs visit to Birmingham in 2010.

Sunday 8th May

Andrew Kelly is a research analyst for the Middle East Programme of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the organization that brings the Manama Dialogue to Bahrain. His most recent focus for research has been Israel/Palestine and he will be speaking on the escalation of tensions in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the political context, the drivers of the recent violence and the implications for the peace process.


Sunday 12th June

Angie Thadani is based with the International Organization for Migration in Cairo. Her early days there were very challenging: food poisoning, robbery and a cockroach infested apartment. In Cairo, she works in a regional knowledge hub that generates research on irregular migration – to, through and from North Africa – with a view to inform policy, programming and advocacy and ensure the protection of migrants. She also acts as the secretariat of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force that works to promote a human rights based approach to managing migration flows.. She will be reflecting on the challenges faced by Governments and refugees in this context.

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