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Newbury celebrates 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh


The Newbury and Thatcham Bahá’ís, in conjunction with the Bahá’í community worldwide, celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on 21st October 2017 in the Newbury Town Hall.

This special event was announced throughout the town by the Town Crier, Mr Brian Sylvester .
The programme consisted of a welcome from the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Margo Payne, a musical recitation, a dramatical presentation of the meeting of Professor Edward Granville Brown of Cambridge University with Bahá’u’lláh in 1890, a short talk about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and His letters to the Kings and Rulers of that time, including Queen Victoria; a 10 minute film highlighting the many spiritual empowerment and social and economic programmes initiated by the Bahá’í Community, and ending with refreshments.
Approximately 75 people attended the celebration. For those who were unable to attend on Saturday, there will be a screening of a new film “Light to the World” on Thursday 26th October at 8pm. Light refreshment will be served. For more information please contact Sherry Fleming at

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 23/10/2017 12:08 pm

    Town crier is called Brian Brian?!

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