Armenian Church of Bangladesh

Looking Forward, Remembering Our Past

Opening of Armenian Church Dhaka – Post Lockdown August 2021

On the 10th August 2021, lockdown will end in Dhaka. We would like to advise all our followers that the Armenian Church will be reopening to the public on the 11th August 2021.  We look forward to welcoming visitors again to our beautiful church.  Should we experience excessive numbers of visitors our staff will limit how many people enter at any one time.  This will be for your safety as well as our staff.  We do request that when you are on the church premises, you continue to ensure social distancing from other visitors.  We must all help each other to stay safe.  Our opening times will be 9am – 5pm each day. Should you have any queries, you can contact our Manager, Al Mamun M Rashel on 8801730738151.

Christmas Mass 2021

A Christmas Mass was held by The Church of Bangladesh hosted at the Armenian Church Dhaka on Friday 8th January 2021. With limited space available, the church was able to accommodate just over 60 people in a Covid-19-safe environment. Afterwards refreshments were served. The service was conducted by Reverend Simpson Mazumdar, assisted by Father Franco, and Brother Guillaume respectively. Given the current pandemic, we are extremely grateful any kind of service was held at all, and our thanks are extended to Reverend Simpson for ensuring it was conducted safely.

Christmas Service 8th January 2021

We are delighted to announce there will be a Christmas Mass conducted at the Armenian Church, Dhaka on Friday 8th January 2021 at 5pm.

Please note this is NOT an Armenian service.

The service will be undertaken by the Church of Bangladesh led by Reverend Simson Mazumdar, and assisted by Father Franko and Brother Guillaume respectively.

**IMPORTANT** Our Church is quite small and, regretfully, because of the Corona virus, we must limit the number of people in the congregation this year to 50 individuals only. For your own health and safety, this will allow our staff to ensure adequate spacing between all those attending. We also request that all visitors should wear a face covering.**

Armenian Church, Dhaka
January 6th, 2021

Mr. Michael Martin

It is with the utmost regret and deepest sadness that we must inform you of the passing away today of Mr. Michael Martin the late caretaker of the Armenian Church in Dhaka. He was 89 years of age.

It was only a few years ago Mr. Martin had retired to Canada to spend more time with his family. A devoted family-man he particularly enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

Mr. Martin was instrumental in maintaining the survival of the Armenian Church in Dhaka. Without the many personal sacrifices and complete devotion to the church, the premises and the history of the Armenians in Dhaka, would not have survived today. He and his family spearheaded what can only be described as a monumental effort to preserve our beautiful church, and it is something that will never be forgotten.

You may wish to take some time to read Mr. Martin’s life story, written in his own words http://armenianchurchbangladesh.com/…/mr-martin-in-his-own…/

Our condolences are extended to Mr. Martin’s family and in particular his daughters, Eleanor, Christine and Cheryl.

Armen Arslanian
Warden, Armenian Church, Dhaka

Christmas Service 10 January 2020

A Christmas Mass was held by The Church of Bangladesh hosted at the Armenian Church Dhaka on Friday 10th January. It was so nice to see the church full with many people from different faiths attending, as well as local Christians. The service was conducted by Reverend Simpson Mazumdar, assisted by Father Franco, Father Brice and Brother Guillaume respectively.

 

Christmas Mass January 2020


We are delighted to announce there will be a Christmas Mass conducted at the  Armenian Church, Dhaka on Friday 10th January 2020 at 4pm.

Please note this is NOT an Armenian service.

The service will be undertaken by the Church of Bangladesh led by Reverend Simson Mazumdar, and assisted by Father Franko, Father Brice, and Brother Guillaume respectively.

If you are in the Dhaka area, please do join in this very special occasion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

AGBU Magazine August 2019 – Features Armenians in Asia

We are very excited about the latest Armenian General Benevolent Union’s August 2019 magazine. The issue focuses on Armenians in Asia, including our very own Church here in Dhaka on page 20 This downloadable pdf is a must for anyone with an interest in Armenians in Asia.

Page 06  –  The Asia Effect
Page 14   –  All Roads Lead Back to New Julfa
Page 19   –  Soft Diplomacy
Page 20   –  Bangladesh: Brethren of Bangladesh
Page 24   –  Hong Kong: Rise and Shine
Page 26   –  South Korea: Seoul Search
Page 30   –  India: The Kolkata Connection
Page 32   –  Singapore: A showcase in Singapore
Page 34   –  Puzzle Pieces to the Past
Page 38   –  Branching Out
Page 48   –  The Roots of Positive Self-Image

Easter Service at the Armenian Church Dhaka 2019

Easter Service 2019 was held at the Armenian Church Dhaka by a local Catholic group who regularly use our Church for services. It is very nice to see so many people worshipping in the church. Afterwards there were some light refreshments.

Dhaka Christians Welcomed at the Armenian Church

On the 10th January local Christians were welcomed in to the Armenian Church, Dhaka for a service conducted by visiting missionaries. Later, a celebration meal was served. It is good to see the church with so many people.

On the 10th January local Christians were welcomed in to the Armenian Church, Dhaka for a service conducted by visiting missionaries. Later, a celebration meal was served. It is good to see the church with so many people.

The Mr. Michael Martin Food Assistance Program – 10 January 2019

One of the initiatives undertaken by the Armenian Church in Dhaka is the ‘Mr. Michael Martin Food Assistance Program’. Today the program offered meals to 292 local Dhaka people. It also provided essential milk for 57 hungry babies.

The food assistance program initially ran on a monthly basis, but due to the local high demand for help, it has been offered on a weekly basis since the autumn of 2016.

The church is an intrinsically altruistic institution that will always strive to provide comfort and aid to its surrounding community and visitors.

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