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Christian Peoples
Jewish populations
People from South Asia
African Caribbean communities
Somali Community
People from Iran
People from Afghanistan

Lamentations 1:20
See, O LORD, how distressed I am!
I am in torment within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,
for I have been most rebellious.
Outside, the sword bereaves;
inside, there is only death.

Lamentations 3; 55
I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit.
You heard my plea: "Donot close your ears to my cry for relief."
You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."
O Lord, you took up my case; you redeemed my life.

Psalm 46:1
GOD is our refuge and strength, an ever
present help in times of trouble.

Matthew 11:28
JESUS said 'Come to me all who labour and are
heavy burdened and I will give you rest.'

Psalm 103
Praise the LORD, O my soul;  all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul,  and forget not all his benefits: who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with love and compassion



Why did Christian People come to Harrow?

Christianity arrived in Britain around the 1st Century AD, when Romans traders and soldiers began to talk about the story of Jesus. It appealed to the Roman Emperor Constantine, and was openly practiced in Britain by the forth century. St Augustine developed a mission in 597 AD, which resulted in the creation of strong links between the religion of Christianity and the king.

During the 10th century, lords began to build chapels for the people on their land, where they could access priests. William the Conqueror ordered many stone monasteries and churches to be built, and one consecrated in 1094 was that of Saint Mary’s, on the very top of Harrow on the Hill.

Today Christians in Harrow include people from: Africa and those of Afro-Caribbean descent; Tamils who were forced to migrate from Sri Lanka due to the fighting; Iraqis who had formerly lived in peace with both Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims; and Chinese people.