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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Redbridge Easter Parade to return in 2014 - Council give provisional approval after first submission!

Images courtesy of Ilford Recorder.

Redbridge held its first Easter Parade ever last year, after a collaboration between eight local churches and the British Pakistani Christian Association. The event was triggered by Chairman of the BPCA Wilson Chowdhry who relished memories of a string of summer Makeway March events, that took place during the 90's.

hundred of visitors attended the event in 2013, despite the town centre being on shut-down for the holiday, and featured in Ilford's prominent newspaper the Recorder.  The BPCA has been asked to event manage the event again this year, and their submission has already attained provisional acceptance, an occurrence that is rare for events in the very safety conscience borough of Redbridge.

Some of the most memorable features of last years event was the participation form children, who came in bright colours waving ribbons.  Moreover stalls and a worship event introduced Christian performance arts to a wider captivated audience.

This year the event will include a Children's Funfair and will be held on one of Britain's most busy shopping days - Easter Monday.  We expect a much larger attendance due the shopping holiday, moreover  the event will not clash with church services and will be held over a much longer period from 12:00 - 18:00.  We are seeking stallholders, performers and new recruits to the management committee, so please do make contact using the details below:

Telephone Wilson Chowdhry on 020 8514 0861 or email

Performers and committee members must be practising Christians.

Wilson Chowdhry said;

" We are extremely pleased with the outcomes from last years event, which included the galvanising of local churches, and bringing Christianity into the local community - proving its contemporary relevance.  Moreover, the fact that council officers have agreed to allow a Children's funfair that has been denied to all groups for over 10 years, illustrates that we are a professional community outfit."

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