On Sunday 3rd July we had our first Enfield Greek Festival. Fr. John and Fr Evangelos’ prayers paid off, as the sun stayed, the weather was beautiful, and three times as many people as we expected arrived.
We had a full programme of Greek entertainment, with fantastic musical accompaniment from the talented Kourelou, dances from our Greek school, Mosaic youth choir, and others. The ladies of the parish did us proud with their baking talents, and of course there was souvlaki.
The event was to raise money so that we could send disadvantaged children to Summer Camp but also to start our fundraising drive for the Church roof which is badly in need of repair. This will run into several thousands, but is necessary if we are to continue to hold Church services and many happy events such as christenings and weddings in the future.
We hope to have the official photos up soon, on a dedicated part of the site, with many thanks too to all our sponsors who’ll also be named there.
A masssive thank you to Fr. John Hookway and Presbytera Vassilia for initiating this. Fr Evangelos for all his hard work too. Thanks are also due to Stavroula Prodromou and her dedicated teachers who put together such a wonderful programme. Mr Kypros Nicholas, president of our community, who also sponsored the band. Myroulla and friends for their catering skills, and many many others.
Thanks also to the team of volunteers on the Festival Committee who spent months planning this and putting it all together.
The Hellenic TV report on the whole event is below: