Service Trip 2013 – New Life Center & Boy’s Home in India

Support St Andrew's Service trip to India 2013
St Andrew’s Service Trip 2013
Dehradun, India
April 5-11
Support St Andrew's Service trip to India 2013
For age 14+
Cost: AED 2,999 all inclusive
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You can also make a donation to support those who wish to go on the trip but may not be able to raise the entire cost – and to help pay for the materials that will be necessary to carry out the various tasks while they are there – by enclosing your gift in an envelope marked “Dehradun 2013” and placing it in the collection bag or giving it to any member of the Clergy or Pete Rizzuto, or handing it in to the Church Office.

All gifts will be receipted. Cheques should be made payable to St Andrew’s Church.

We Will Remember Them

St Andrew’s Church was packed – upstairs and downstairs – for the annual Service of Remembrance held at St Andrew’s in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 11 November.

We are, as always, very grateful for the Al Khubairat Singers and Players joining us for the service.  They performed movements from Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem and their contribution is greatly appreciated by St Andrew’s and all who attended the service.

A guard of honour was paraded by the Uniformed Youth Services of Abu Dhabi and their flags were presented and laid up during the service.


Micah 4: 1-5  HE Mr Dominic Jeremy, UK Ambassador

Philippians 4: 6-9  HE Mr Michael Corbin, US Ambassador

Mark 1: 14-20  Canon Andrew Thompson, MBE


Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Words: John Whittier 1872
Music: Frederick Maker 1887

I vow to thee my country
Words: Sir Cecil Spring-Rice 1859-1918
Music: Gustav Holst 1874-1934

Organist:  Mrs Hanneke Willson


The offertory was divided equally between St Andrew’s and the Earl Haig Poppy Appeal for ex-servicemen and women.


Distinguished Guests

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and guests

HE Mr Dominic Jermey (United Kingdom)

HE Mr Michael Corbin (United States of America)

HE Mr Arif Lalani and Mrs Lalani (Canada)

HE Mr Alain Azouaou (France)

HE Mr János Gyuris and Mrs Gyuris (Hungary)

HE Mrs Ase Elin Bjerke (Norway)

HE Mr Yarslov Ludwa (Czech Republic)

HE Mrs Clara Martinez Thedy de Safa (Dominican Republic)

HE Mr Dato’ Ahmad Anwar Adnan (Malaysia)

HE Mr Ikka Pekka Simila (Finland)

HE Mr Mohammed Nazmul Quanine (Bangladesh)

HE The Ambassador of Pakistan

HE The Ambassador of Tunisia

The Defence Attaches of the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands

Dr Sam Shaw and Mr Kamiel Gabriel (visiting Zayed University from Canada)

Mr Muttahir Salim (MEA Resilience, Security and Risk)



Bernardo, Thank you and God Bless

Goodbye Bernardo


After 32 years of dedicated service, St Andrew’s Church and the wider community said a fond farewell to Bernardo Gomes this weekend. He returns to Goa and looks forward to spending more time with his family. Bernardo rose from office helper, when the Church was situated on the Corniche, to becoming compound manager, quietly and efficiently looking after the 50 plus congregations and organisations that use St Andrews compound each week. We wish you well Bernardo .. as you continue ‘life’s journey’.