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African churches boom in London's backstreets
Around 250 black majority churches are believed to operate in the borough of Southwark, where 16 percent of the population identifies as having African ethnicity, the biggest concentration of African Christians in the world outside the continent.
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January 31, 2019
Senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church leave the sea after leading a mass Baptism...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church leave the sea after leading a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers bless a vehicle to keep it safe after a member of the congregation had a revelation during...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers bless a vehicle to keep it safe after a member of the congregation had a revelation during Sunday service at the Celestial Church of Christ Grace of God Parish in London, Britain, April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers greet following a nighttime Christmas Eve service at the Celestial Church of Christ in Elephant...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers greet following a nighttime Christmas Eve service at the Celestial Church of Christ in Elephant and Castle in London, Britain, December 25, 2018. The church is based in a former Church of England building just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London to attend. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church parade through the street to celebrate...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church parade through the street to celebrate their annual Thanksgiving in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, July 29, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A pedestrian walks past the Holy Ghost Zone church on the Old Kent Road in London, Britain, December...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A pedestrian walks past the Holy Ghost Zone church on the Old Kent Road in London, Britain, December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers pray during a nighttime Christmas service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers pray during a nighttime Christmas service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London, Britain, December 24, 2018. The church is based in a former warehouse in the New Cross area of south London, just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers take photos after 'Super Sunday' service at the House of Praise church in London, Britain,...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers take photos after 'Super Sunday' service at the House of Praise church in London, Britain, December 23, 2018. The church, formerly a theatre and bingo hall, is one of the biggest in south London. The services, mainly attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent, are recorded using television cameras and can hold several thousand worshippers. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A television cameraman films Pastor Andrew Adeleke as he speaks during 'Super Sunday' service at the...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A television cameraman films Pastor Andrew Adeleke as he speaks during 'Super Sunday' service at the House of Praise church in London, Britain, December 23, 2018. The church, formerly a theatre and bingo hall, is one of the biggest in south London. The services, mainly attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent, are recorded using television cameras and can hold several thousand worshippers. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers dance during 'Super Sunday' service at the House of Praise church in London, Britain, December...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers dance during 'Super Sunday' service at the House of Praise church in London, Britain, December 23, 2018. The church, formerly a theatre and bingo hall, is one of the biggest in south London. The services, mainly attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent, are recorded using television cameras and can hold several thousand worshippers. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Young members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church take a break as they prepare...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Young members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church take a break as they prepare to parade through the street to celebrate their annual Thanksgiving in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, July 29, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A boy, member of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church, adjusts his hat as he celebrates...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A boy, member of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church, adjusts his hat as he celebrates the churche's annual Thanksgiving in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, July 29, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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January 31, 2019
Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church sing as they celebrate their annual...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church sing as they celebrate their annual Thanksgiving in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, July 29, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A cross sits on the waist of a worshipper as she prays during their Easter Sunday church service at the...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A cross sits on the waist of a worshipper as she prays during their Easter Sunday church service at the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, March 30, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers pray during a Good Friday Lent church service at the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers pray during a Good Friday Lent church service at the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church in London, Britain, March 30, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Sterling notes sit on a collection tray during a Good Friday Lent church service at the Eternal Sacred...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Sterling notes sit on a collection tray during a Good Friday Lent church service at the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church in London, Britain, March 30, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers leave after Sunday service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London,...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Worshippers leave after Sunday service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London, Britain, April 22, 2018. The church is based in a former warehouse in the New Cross area of south London, just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church parade through the street to celebrate...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church parade through the street to celebrate their annual Thanksgiving in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, July 29, 2018. The church was founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925 in Nigeria and is attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent who come from all over the country for services. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
People walk near the seafront as members of the Apostles of Muchinjikwa Christian worship before a mass...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
People walk near the seafront as members of the Apostles of Muchinjikwa Christian worship before a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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January 31, 2019
Senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church baptise members during a mass Baptism...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church baptise members during a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A woman reacts as senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church baptise members during...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A woman reacts as senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church baptise members during a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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January 31, 2019
Female members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church pray and sing as the sun rises before...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Female members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church pray and sing as the sun rises before a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church pray outside the Basildon Sporting Village as...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
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Members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church pray outside the Basildon Sporting Village as they make their way to mass Baptism (Jorodhani), Basildon, Britain, August 23, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church pray at a Basildon Sporting Village as they make...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church pray at a Basildon Sporting Village as they make their way to mass Baptism (Jorodhani), Basildon, Britain, August 24, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A man pours holy water into a bowl during Sunday service at the entrance to the New Jerusalem Parish,...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A man pours holy water into a bowl during Sunday service at the entrance to the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London, Britain, April 22, 2018. The church is based in a former warehouse in the New Cross area of south London, just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A worshipper combs his hair before attending Sunday service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A worshipper combs his hair before attending Sunday service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London, Britain, April 22, 2018. The church is based in a former warehouse in the New Cross area of south London, just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Children judge worshippers known as 'aunties' in a dance competition after Sunday service at the New...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Children judge worshippers known as 'aunties' in a dance competition after Sunday service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London, Britain, December 23, 2018. The church is based in a former warehouse in the New Cross area of south London, just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A worshipper reads a passage from the Bible on her smartphone during a Sunday service at the New Jerusalem...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A worshipper reads a passage from the Bible on her smartphone during a Sunday service at the New Jerusalem Parish, a celestial Christian church in London, Britain, April 29, 2018. The church is based in a former warehouse in the New Cross area of south London, just off the Old Kent Road. The Sunday service which lasts for several hours is attended by worshippers mainly of Nigerian descent who travel from all over London. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Worshippers pray during a service at the God's Church of Peace in London, Britain May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon...
London, United Kingdom
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Worshippers pray during a service at the God's Church of Peace in London, Britain May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
A worshipper kneels on the floor as she prays during a Sunday service at the House of Praise church in...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A worshipper kneels on the floor as she prays during a Sunday service at the House of Praise church in London, Britain, April 8, 2018. The church, formerly a theatre and bingo hall, is one of the biggest in south London. The services, mainly attended by worshippers of Nigerian descent, are recorded using television cameras and can hold several thousand worshippers. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 31, 2019
Members of the youth church perform in a knife crime play during a Good Friday performance at the House...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
Members of the youth church perform in a knife crime play during a Good Friday performance at the House of Praise church in London, Britain, March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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