Our vision is to create a network of Pakistanis united in Christ, focused on better quality of life, fellowship and religious freedom for Christians in Pakistan and the UK.


BPCA partners with City Gates Church on knife crime summit

British Pakistani Christian Association volunteer Hannah Chowdhry led a youth panel at the Serious About Youth Crime summit held at City Gates in Ilford on Saturday 15th June 2019.  Hannah was joined by a number of local youths who were impacted on by the increase of knife and drug crime in Redbridge. During the meeting one of the young panellists described the difficulties many young people face in our unequal society, he said: "If you mother cannot afford to put electricity on the meter, you take matters into your own hands and often school becomes a hindrance to survival rather than an opportunity for progress." Panelists agre...

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Teenager seeks Non-alcoholic bar to steer youngsters away from violent crime.

A teenager concerned about knife crime has asked people to support her in a project that would provide a welcome place for East London teenagers to meet, socialise and 'address personal problems together', under a safe supervised environment. Watch Hannah live on Premier Christian Radio with Presenter :Mary Rodrigues:      Hannah Chowdhry, wrote a letter to the London Mayor Sadiq Khan and and PM Theresa May earlier this year, which received personal responses from both of them.  In this letter she refered to her roles as both an Essex and Redbridge Youth Councillor and shared the contents of a survey she took...

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New Police knife crime video launched at Redbridge violent crime summit

A few of the weary attendents joined a photshoot at the end of the meeting at 11pm. On Saturday 6th April at a knife crime summit organised by Hannah Chowdhry an Essex Youth Councillor and member of Redbridge Youth Council following growing concerns about national treen knife crime and several incidents within local boroughs. Sgt Simmonds from Goodmayes Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team brought three colleagues with him to engage with visitors and share some of their work to tackle gang related crime and other violent crime. At the meeting PC Gakhal launched a new video directed and produced by the local police cadet force, which will be used in the ca...

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Peace event will honour mothers on Mothers' Day

Image of Royal Wedding event held last year. A peace event will be held in In Ilford Town Centre from the 29th - 31st of March 2019 that will also commemorate Mothers Day. The event will include commercial stalls, community stalls and a workshop for children to make gifts for their mothers for her special day. Community Group E-Gangs and antiknife UK will be working towards eradicating teen knife crime in Redbridge and joining a plethora of other charities and groups. We believe tackling the social malaise of knife crime is a topic that goes hand in hand wih celebrations of mothers day. This repugnant crime devastates families and las...

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Essex Youth Councillor pleads with UK authorities to do more to eradicate teen knife crime

Hannah Chowdhry BCyA (behind pole), speaking at a Redbridge Faith Forum vigil at the Redbridge Peace Monument in 2018 Please sign our petition (click here) Support Hannah Chowdhry's teen non-alcoholic bar project by donating (here) mark donations Teen Bar. We now projects like this work as we have had success before (click here), (here) and (here) My name is Hannah Chowdhry, I am 15 years old and I am a young Essex Youth Councillor who is volunteering for the British Pakistani Christian Association(BPCA).  Hannah was presented with a British Ciizen youth Award last year In t...

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Nativity scene set up in Ilford town centre for the second year

Youth Councillor Hannah Chowdhry with the Nativity scene in Ilford town centre. East London. (18-12-2018)  Hannah Chowdhry a recently elected Youth councillor for the district of Epping and nominee for Redbridge Youth Council installed a nativity scene before the Borough Christmas tree in Ilford town centre. As part of her Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award she is once again volunteering with British Pakistani Christian Association with whom she reintroduced the nativity to our town centre celebrations last year after a 21 year absence. To read more and see the photo credit form the Guardian (click here) For the second year after a 21 yea...

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Redbridge Community Fayre brings hope to people seeking change in their lives

A peace event to close of Redbridge's celebration of the London Week of Peace brought joy to families of all diversities as they shopped in Ilford last week at an event organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association. From  24th - 29th September families were able to access a friendship centre where free counselling, drinks and cake were provided by members of High Road Baptist Church and Palm Tree Ministries, the popular stall has helped over 400 local people deal with matters such as ill health, depression, poverty bullying and dark abuses from the past.  The experienced team were able to provide pathways to further help, such...

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Dozens gather at Redbridge peace pole to pray for peace in London

Hundreds of multi-faith leaders and adherents visited the Redbridge Peace pole located on Riches Road (near Vine Church) to pay their respects for the many victims of teen knife crime from Redbridge and wider areas of London. The meeting was one of the many stops along the path of the Redbridge Multi-faith Peace walk which also included, the Holocaust Memorial Garden in Valentines Park, the Buddhist Vihara on Balfour Road, VHP Ilford Hindu Centre, Ilford Islamic Centre on Albert Road, Vine Church on Riches Road and Karamsar Gurdwara on the High Road. Participants for the walk have never before stopped at the Peace monument which was instal...

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BPCA leads open mic event at Gillett Square in Hackney

British Pakistani Christian Association was asked to help with a small community event in Dalston on Gillett Square which we organised for the 25th and 26th August 2018.  The Square has long been known for its trouble with violence and drugs and having seen some of our earlier work the square management team from Hackney Co-operative Developments (HCD) asked if we could lead a 'Unity Fest'. With few contacts in the area BPCA had to improvise and connected with groups such as 'Play to Learn UK', 4TY and Afrospot. At the event BPCA organised face-painting and some science experiment workshops from which participating children could create s...

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Pregnant mother of 5 now separated from her husband receives deplorable housing treatment from Redbridge Council

Waste collected at the house of Mrs X during one clean-up. A Pakistani Christian woman who had suffered several years of a brutal marriage and was forced to separate from her husband, has been given a notice of eviction from her council property after a landlord got tired of her complaints of anti-social behaviour, linked to the removal of a dilapidated fence. Mrs X states that the property was a peaceful haven until the landlord removed the dangerously broken fence after she urged  Wentworths who were agents for Redbridge council, to seek repair of the fence that had become unsafe following a hurricane in January 2016. Both Wentworths and the landlord stated t...

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