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Apr 13 2014

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Services – April 13, 2014

harrow_council_logoCllr Nana Asante, Mayor of Harrow, held a Thanksgiving Service today at the Civic Centre’s Council Chambers.

The Service was conducted by her Chaplain Reverend Dr Suzanne Nti, joined by other clergy. Traditionally, the Thanksgiving Service each year reflects the religious tradition of the Mayor, which this year is Christian. Members of all faiths and none were invited to be part of a joyous event.

In attendance, were spotted:

Labour: one member, Cllr Mrinal Choudhury (a past Mayor).

ILG: mostly there, although Cllrs Zarina Khalid and Will Stoodley were missing.

Conservative: mostly there, including Leader Susan Hall, who read a lesson.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. sonoo malkani

    This humble citizen would like to give a more balanced report of this moving Thanksgiving Service,held on behalf of Mayor of Harrow,Cllr Nana Asante.To have a packed Council Chamber on a glorious sunny afternoon itself speaks volumes about the feeling of those who attended.Not only did we have Harrow Councillors cross-party but some Mayors from other Boroughs as well, many members from Harrow Council along with many local citizens.

    People from all walks of life and representing the diverse communities and religious groups which Harrow is so proud of all joined in the hymn singing, prayers and every part of the event which they were obviously enjoying.The members of the Harrow Inter Faith Council were well represented.It was an afternoon well spent.The Mayor’s staff deserve special thanks for the arrangements made with so much love and care.

    The Service included inspirational singing from the Willesden New Testament Church of God Choir as well as the Harrow Community Choir which was much appreciated by the participating audience.Their fervour was infectious.

    The three lessons read out by Mayor Nana Asante,Mayoress Awula Serwah,and Leader of Harrow Council,Cllr Susan Hall respectively were relevant to our lives.Reverend Shaun Lambert ,Pastor of Stanmore Baptist Church ,spoke of the importance of GIVING THANKS for what already have rather than chasing after endless desires–the root of so much unhappiness.One for all to ponder over in our quiet moments.

    The Mayor’s Chaplain,Reverend Suzanne Nti,and Minister On Eagles Wings Church,Milton Keynes conducted the proceedings gracefully and concluded with a befitting closing prayer.

    We particularly enjoyed joining in the singing of the Ghanian National Anthem followed by our national Anthem.The Mayor was beaming with pleasure and thanked us all profusely for coming and invited us to join her in the Members Lounge for refreshments.This was promptly taken up with many enjoying the fare provided and meeting with each other on this rather special occasion.

    Our good wishes and thanks to Mayor Nana Asante for including us in the celebrations and thanks for her year long Mayoralty.God bless us all.

  2. John Clement

    Labour councillors clearly only represent themselves not the community. But we all knew that anyway.

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