Many people had showed up as the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore celebrated a quarter of a century on the top of Mount Faber.
Pastor Ronald Pedersen, who with his wife, Inge, founded the church in Singapore back in 1984, preached and as a particularly beautiful item in the service, two famous sopranos of Singapore’s music scene – Marianne Tan and Catherine Loke – sang arias by Händel and Bach as prelude, offertory and postludium.
After the service refreshments were served, during which a number of speakers brought greetings all of which centered around the theme of “connections”.
Church Council President Heine Aska Jensen talked about the connection he finds between the life of the Church and the cultural and social life.
Ambassador Ole Lisborg talked about the connection and cooperation between Foreign Service and the emitted pastors and churches around the world, and how much the two institutions can support each other.
Priest of the Norwegian church, Tommy Fosse, gave thank for the cooperation between the Nordic churches and remembered how much he, as a newcomer to Singapore years ago, had learnt a lot from the Danish priest at the time, Hans Vestergaard Jensen.
After the speeches a wonderful church lunch was served, and presents were given to the church.