Search

Hundreds attend Austism Sunday service in Romford

15:34 18 February 2014

Volunteers and autistic youngsters celebrate Autism Sunday at St Albans Church, Romford.

Volunteers and autistic youngsters celebrate Autism Sunday at St Albans Church, Romford.

Archant

A special church service attended by hundreds of Havering residents marked Autism Sunday.

The day gives thanks to the charities, parents, carers and people with autism and was started in 2002 by Ivan Corea and his wife Charika, who have an autistic son, Charin.

The Sunday Service at St Alban Church of England Church in King Road, Romford, was the fourth event of its kind and Ivan, who teaches at Frances Bardsley School for Girls in Brentwood Road, Romford, said it was an “outstanding service.”

“It was very moving,” he said.

“There were about 100 people with autism there of all different ages from children to young adults in their 20s.”

Autism ambassadors from Frances Bardsley were also in attendance and delighted the crowd with a rendition of Gary Barlow’s jubilee song Sing.

The service was led by Reverend Father Roderick Hingley, vicar of the church.

It was run in partnership with the RIEES Youth Club, UK Autism Foundation, Scripture Union, Romford Autistic Support Group (RAGS) and Romford Baptist Church.

There were also a host of local dignitaries present, such as the Mayor, Cllr Eric Munday and Romford Tory MP Andrew Rosindell.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

17:12
The 'Pride' sign which was passed among colleagues across several of the Trust’s wards and departments

Staff at both Queen’s and King George Hospital have banded together to celebrate their colleagues from Europe and across the world.

The man pictured in Romford on Saturday with a t-shirt which read,

A man pictured wearing a T-shirt that read “Yes we won! Now send them back” has been lambasted by people across the country.

10:43
Mecca Bingo, High Street, Hornchurch

The fate of a historic bingo hall should be sealed this week as a planning application to tear down the building has been recommended for approval.

Joni-Mai Stevens with the bracelets made by her class mates as a charity fundraiser

A community group launched in memory of a little girl who died of a rare bone cancer has become an official charity.

Yesterday, 16:42
A white van crashed into the Modern Medical Centre on Rush Green Road this afternoon. The surgery is now closed. Credit: Becky Kirby

Police have been called after a van crashed into a medical centre.

Yesterday, 16:16
Essex Police crest Picture: PA ARCHIVE IMAGES/Ian Nicholson

A Romford man has been charged in connection with Essex Police’s Summer Anti-Drink and Drug Driving campaign at the weekend.

Yesterday, 15:38
Metro Security is sponsoring the Excellent Customer Service Award at the Havering Business Awards. Here managing director Trevor Wallace collects the 2015 Innovation Award

Businesses are being given an extra week to bid for award success.

Yesterday, 15:31
The Scout Association in Collier Row was flooded after the River Rom burst its banks last week

Nearly 100 beavers, cubs and scouts have been left without a home after a scout hall was completely flooded, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe