ICIN events committee is happy to announce ICIN anniversary Thames river cruise
Date: Sunday 8th June 2014
Departure and return: London Festival Pier
Boat: London Pride
The excursion includes BBQ lunch and drinks, sightseeing, music and entertainment.
An article about the piano and organ recital series to be given by Carl Bahoshy in support of ICIN (see main announcement below on this page) has been published in the Richmond and Twickenham Times.
To read the full article and get an insight into why Carl is performing for ICIN, go to:http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/11157202.Richmond_Roman_Catholic_church_pianist_going_on_a_solo_mission/
ICIN is pleased to announce that Carl Bahoshy will be giving Organ and Piano recitals at various venues over the coming months. Unless otherwise stated, 90% of the net proceeds of ticket sales and funds raised will be donated to ICIN with the other 10% donated to the host church.
ICIN gratefully acknowledges Carl's contribution to its various causes and will be regularly updating this website with the schedule below for news of upcoming concerts. Your support is, as always, kindly requested, and your attendance at any of these events much appreciated.
The 1st concert was last Friday 21st March 2014 at St. Peter’s Residence and £600 was raised for ICIN.
At the beginning of 2014, all of us at ICIN would like to wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year.
We would also like to thank all our supporters for their generous help last year. They can be assured that their donations were specifically targeted where the need was strongest.
On the 1st of December, we had our bi-annual musical event; an evening of musical celebration and readings followed by a buffet dinner. The event was a huge success on all levels with an impressive number of attendants who enjoyed themselves to the full. A perfect way to start off the blessed season.
Prince Charles told a reception of Middle East Christians including ICIN’s own trustee, Dr Suha Rassam, at Clarence House of his work to promote understanding between Christianity and Islam and said bridges between Christians and Muslims were being deliberately destroyed by people with a vested interest and that he was “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the region.
He said this affected Arab Christians in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Egypt, as well as those from other Arab countries. "Christianity was literally born in the Middle East and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ," he added. Prince Charles said Christians now accounted for 4% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa – the lowest concentration in the world.
(A full report may be found on www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/18/prince-charles-christians-middle-east-crisis)
At the Reception, Dr Rassam gave His Highness a resume of the plight of Iraqi Christians and the work of ICIN to help those in need inside Iraq and the neighbouring countries.
It is with deep sorrow that the Marmarchi Family announce the passing of their beloved Mother on Friday 22nd November, to be reunited again with her husband Dominic. Melena has been privileged to live a long, happy and healthy life. Melena was the proud mother of her beloved two sons Adil and the late Basil.
She is grandmother to Layla, Laith, Jamil, Taymoor and Fadi. Most of them were at her bedside at the end which must have given her great peace and tranquillity in her last moments.
Melena was also lucky to see so many of her great grandchildren Talia, Emile, Dominic, Marcos, Leon, Fabio, Basil, Gabrielle, Tatiana, and Dany.
To start the festive season, we hope that you will join us for a musical evening in aid of ICIN where you will enjoy Christmas carols and close-harmony songs from our talented ICIN Ladies Choir and the Pafties. In addition, there will be organ solos and flute accompaniments performed by close supporters of ICIN.
The concert will be followed by a Grand Iraqi Buffet.
Date: Sunday 1st December 2013
Time: 7 :30pm
Venue: St Margaret’s of Scotland Church
130 St Margaret’s Road,
Twickenham TW1 1RL (opposite St Margaret’s Station)
The memorial mass for Suhail was well attended by family and friends. Many of those who filled the church gathered for a meal afterwards. The good gathering was in itself a tribute to Suhail.
Thank you to all attendees.
Father Bernard Winn, the parish priest of the church of St Christopher’s in Cheam, has kindly accepted ICIN’s request to offer a 6-month memorial mass for the repose of the soul of the late Suhail Michael this November.
As many of you already know, Suhail was ICIN’s treasurer since 2007 and one of its founding members.
All are Welcome.
Date: Saturday 9th November 2013
Venue: St. Christopher's Catholic Church
The Wales Charity Event day organised by the Iraqi Christian Association in Wales to raise funds for ICIN was a great success. It was attended by over 60 people and raised £1600 for ICIN projects.
A big thank you to ICAW for organising the event and to all the supporters and attendees.
ICIN trustees are truly thankful for the following letter of condolences from Father Khalil Jaar of Messengers of Peace - Jordan.
Suhail was an advocate of ICIN’s main activity in Jordan; the educational aid program for the displaced Iraqi children. Father Khalil’s prayers and the prayers of the Iraqi students for his soul are greatly appreciated.
Please click here to view Father Jaar’s letter.