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Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Malgre Tout

In 1844 at a small village of Malgre Tout, West Bank Demerara, a request was made for a priest to minister to the community’s spiritual needs. A priest from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam was assigned to this task. He began frequent, regular visits to say Mass in a house by the river and to carry on other pastoral activities. Thus was the small, humble beginning of Malgre Tout parish.

To commemorate the church’s 175th anniversary, a week of celebrations was planned commencing with a special Mass Monday, March 25. Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB was the main celebrant at which seven priests concelebrated.

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