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.


Childrens' Nativity Project Spreads Message of Hope and Peace in Ilford

Image shows  Dal Pinder (artist who created Nativity) with Hannah Chowdhry and Leah Chowdhry, also Magdalene Williams with Naomi Chowdhry Children from across the deprived ward of Clementswood ward in Ilford participated in a peace art project focused on building community cohesion and sharing the true message of Christmas.   The art event saw the children getting creative with recycling, using old boxes and packaging and transforming them into a nativity scene. They made the three wise men, a shepherd, mother Mary, Joseph and of course, baby Jesus.  Children learnt about the miracles and prophecies that foretold the birth o...

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Redbridge Easter Parade

Angelique Pervez a Local Christian women with a Bollywoood Dance school led a Bollywood performance at our Christmas Festival. Redbridge Easter Parade and Festival celebrates its 3rd Anniversary this year!  Although not normally a well celebrated in our usual spirit of enthusiasm we remind our readers that Jesus rose on the 3rd day, so for us at least this anniversary has significant value. Support is growing for the event and for the first time ever we were invited to speak about the event at a Ilford Town Centre Churches meeting.  All the members welcomed us and Chairman of the group Reverend Ackroyd spoke extremely positively about the event. He said; ...

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Getting the next generation into shape.

Young children of all shapes and sizes are developing their gymnastics and dance skills, whilst losing weight and improving their overall health.   "Lean and Keen" project led by the British Pakistani Christian Association provides opportunity for fun physical exercise to the deprived children of Loxford and Clementswood ward, Ilford.  Current classes for street dance led by Pioneer Dance are held every Friday at Clementswood Community Centre from 5pm, and Gymnastics classes led by local Gym instructor Stephanie Thomas are held on Fridays at Uphall School.  The courses are free and are being funded through London Catalyst and London Community Founda...

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Get your glad rags on! Redbridge Easter Parade booked for 2015!

Image from Redbridge Easter Parade 2014 - a Christian event attended by people of all faiths! British Pakistani Christian Association is calling on churches across Redbridge to join us for a celebration of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Monday 6th April 2015. The regular celebration celebrates its own 3rd anniversary this year and we hope to make the event more inclusive of Redbridge/London and wider churches and Christian groups.   The event had a huge attendance last year and we are looking for Christian performers, choirs, Sunday School performances, Testimonies, Easter messages and much more, so that visitors can learn more about the true message of ...

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Anti-knife UK remembrance service

The BPCA has a long-standing relationship with many community groups in Redbridge and in particular Wilson Chowdhry, Reverend Jonathan Evans and  Dancer Latasha Sinclair Please support the work of the BPCA Community Centre by donating via our local giving page, donations of a tenner will be doubled until the end of January (Click here) Anti-knife UK who we helped develop their constitution and taught through the process of how to open a community account. It was with great pleasure that we accepted an invitation to speak at their first ever memorial service for victims of knife crime, at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.   The event was a ni...

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Police praise BPCA for getting drugs off streets!

Wilson Chowdhry  PC Saeed, PC Saleem and Mr Ryan Duggan with the bags of cannabis. Please support the work of the BPCA Community Centre by donating via our local giving page, donations of a tenner will be doubled until the end of January (Click here) Today we (BPCA) received a call at our community centre from concerned resident of Clementswood Ward, Ryan Duggan, who expressed great anxiety at 16 bags of Cannabis that had been dumped before a property on Gordon Road, Ilford.   Mr Duggan was concerned about the full bags of Cannabis that were being collected by a number  of vehicles and individuals, who seemed to be opportunists rather then a coo...

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Redbridge Christmas Festival

Let's celebrate the birth of Christ together. For the first time in our borough's history Redbridge will host a Christmas Festival.  The event which celebrates one of the most important events in the Christian calendar takes place on the 23rd of December 2014.  A secular concert event including Bollywood dancing, guitar solos, rock bands and much more will begin from 12:00pm.  Acts include: Si Genaro who performed on BBC's "The Voice." Oobefuse Latasha Sinclair Acro Dancer D Style Dance (Bollywood Performers) Dav Singh  (Punjabi Music) From 2pm local churches will bring the true meaning of Christmas through worship songs, ...

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Help the homeless and give deprived children a chance to succeed by supporting our local community centre.

Help the Homeless this Christmas through our "Local Giving" profile: British Pakistani Christians Ltd (BPCA) works on behalf of disadvantaged local people living in the Ilford wards of Redbridge, London. We support people of multiple faiths, cultures and racial groups to integrate into the community, to develop aspirations and realise those aspirations. Much of our work is undertaken in the Clementswood and Loxford areas – where levels of deprivation are high and there is a majority ethnic population with lack of integration of groups into the community.  BPCA organises and runs charitable events for the benefit of local people. In doing so, we work wit...

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Redbridge Christmas Festival 2014

Image of Redbridge Easter Parade 2013 Following a consultation with several churches the BPCA has booked the 23rd and 24th December 2014 as a potential two day Christmas Festival.  We hope with the support of local churches to make the event one that reaches out to the community and shares the joy of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We would like to hold a planning meeting at 7pm, on Tuesday 18th December 2014 and invite Churches and Christian groups from Redbridge and East London to come and join us.  The venue will be the Clementswood Community Centre, 14a Connaught Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1RN. To make the event a success we hope local...

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The Wombles of Ilford

Wilson Chowdhry (BPCA) with Stephen Gayle from Eden Christian Centre. The British Pakistani Christian Association kick-started a local Capital Clean-up project on Saturday 4th October 2014.  The project triggered a community approach to keeping local streets clean whilst developing a sense of community pride and improving local quality of life.    Aftre an approach by Habib Ahmed  of Redbridge Amey (recycling contractors to Redbridge Council) support was galvanised by reaching out to a local mosque and church.   The new partners for the project now include; Eden Christian Centre, Albayan Welfare Centre and Mosque, East Ilford Betterment part...

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