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Seychelles National Day celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Marking Independence: The Seychelles flag flying from Westminster Abbey
Marking Independence: The Seychelles flag flying from Westminster Abbey

A special service was held at Westminster Abbey to commemorate Seychelles National Day.

The event was attended by many Seychellois who heard a message from the Seychelles Government read by the High Commissioner of the Seychelles Derick Ally.

Afterwards, there was a gathering organised by the Seychelles High Commission where many Seychellois diaspora were able to meet-up.

Westminster Abbey had dedicated its Evensong of 18 June 2018 to Seychelles National (Independence) Day and the Mass featured the Abbey Choristers.

Here is a gallery of photos featuring guests at the service and the get-together that day.

At the service: Eddy Padayachy and Terry Romain
At the service: Eddy Padayachy and Terry Romain
Message: High Commissioner Derick Ally with Terry Romain
Message: High Commissioner Derick Ally with Terry Romain

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