The eve of St George's Day was celebrated with a cultural showcase in St George's Garden and a service to mark the installation of the new priest-in-charge at St George the Martyr church.
The cultural showcase was organised as part of the new St George in Southwark festival.
In St George's Garden members of Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Church set up a shrine to St George and displays of photographs and religious artefacts
Refreshments included Ethiopian bread and St George beer brewed in Addis Adaba.
Local interfaith group Faith Around The Elephant (FATE) ran a banner-making activity for children on the theme of courage.
Pupils from Borough Music School played 'Ode to Joy' and other tunes in St George's Garden.
Meanwhile across the road at the church of St George the Martyr Fr Ray Andrews was licensed as the parish's new priest-in-charge.
Arriving at St George the Martyr the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, was greeted with a traditional Ethiopian song.
Around 300 guests, including comedian Jo Brand (with whom Fr Ray recently appeared on TV), packed into the newly reopened church for the service.
Pupils from St Jude's Primary School, which is in St George's parish, sang during the service. Headteacher Lynn Charlton was one of the VIPs presented to the newly licensed parish priest during the service.
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