For around 30 years the Church has enjoyed an exceptionally strong level of participation from West London’s Ghanaian community and there is monthly worship in the main Ghanaian languages on Sunday afternoon. The URC Ghanaian Fellowship (Ga Dangme-speaking) worship at St Andrews URC Ealing at 3pm on the 4th Sunday of each month. A number of St Andrews regular members also attend this service, which follows worship in the Ghanaian tradition.
In an annual event, both congregations worship and fellowship together in a Joint Celebration Service. At this service, the varying styles of worship of the two congregations are fused together. The celebration ends with a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch.
The Lord’s Prayer in Ga Language
NUNTSƆ LƐ SƆLEMƆ (The Lord’s Prayer)
Wɔ-Tsɛ ni yɔɔ ŋwɛi!
Ogbei lɛ he atse!
Omaŋtsɛyeli lɛ aba!
Afee nɔ ni osumɔɔ yɛ shikpɔŋ lɛ nɔ,
taake afeɔ yɛ ŋwei lɛ!
Hã wɔ ŋmɛnɛ wɔdaa ŋmãa.
Ni okɛ wɔtɔmɔi lɛ afa wɔ,
tamɔ bɔ ni wɔkɛfaa mei ni tɔɔ wɔnɔ lɛ
Ni okɛ wɔ akaya kaa mli;
Shi jiemɔ wɔ keje ɛfɔŋ lɛ mli.
Shi onɔ ji maŋtsɛyeli lɛ, kɛ hewalɛ lɛ
kɛ anumnyam lɛ, kɛyashiɔ naanɔ.
The Lord’s Prayer in Twi Language
Awurade Mpaebo (The Lord’s Prayer)
Yen agya a wowo soro,
Wo din ho ntew,
Dee wope nye asase so,
Sedee eye osoro.
Ma yen daa aduane nne,
Na fa yen aka firi yen,
Sedee yede firi won a wode yen aka.
Na mfa yen nko sohwe mu.
Na wo na ahennie ne ahooden ne
Animuonyam ye wo dea daa.