History of All Saints Church (built 1883):-
All Saints Church (built 1883), located inside the Kohati Gate of the old walled city of Peshawar in Pakistan, is a parish of the Church of Pakistan. It is an architecturally unique place of worship that bears a striking resemblance to an Islamic saracenic mosque with minarets and a dome.
The Church was opened on St. John's Day, 27 December 1883. The foundation stone was laid by Captain Graves whose widow presented the brass desk on the Lord's Table. A plaque on a wall records: "This church is erected to the Glory of God and dedicated to the memory of All Saints in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1883."
On September 22, 2013, two suicide bombers carried out an attack outside of the church at the end of Sunday Mass, killing 85 people and injuring over 145. 600 parishioners were on the front lawn of the church, receiving free food, when two explosions occurred, leaving the church scattered with body parts. Victims included an estimated 37 children. TTP Jundullah, linked to the Taliban, said it had carried out the attack on the Christian congregation, saying, "We will continue our attacks on non-Muslims on Pakistani land."
This is the second attack on churches in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a year, where another church in Mardan was burnt exactly a year before this incident.
We are horrified about this tragedy. We too have recieved the news. Its aweful! We are in prayer for all the families involved and we pray for your nation that the revulsion and horror that this creates in the hearts of the people and the government will cause a reaction that will result in peace
I see that today there have already been many protests against the violence. Oh Lord heal the land. 2 Chron 7 v 14
We stand together. Much love from us all and Tricia and myself in particular
Dr Howard Barnes
Born and raised in Chak No. 45 G.B.,Faisalabad, I’ve four brothers and four sisters, spent 2 years in Gujranawala after marriage with Tomsina Azra,.I am being devoted christian activities + church and political party All Pakistan Minorities Alliance. Was belonged to Catholic church. The Lord called me near as 39 years old , by devoted FGA church and Now PAG church, who are in full time ministry, at the my village. I am basically Homoeopathic Doctor, During my practice days in Faisalabad,This is where I had the first encounter with the Holy Spirit, being all over me!. A patient became at my clinic and prayed for their baby , God saved him. God answers prayer and I could put a lot of scriptures,but I'll just tell you He IS FOR REAL! Then left my practice, and left for Father hometown, I live in 45 G.B. preaching around rural areas. I was called and set apart, I was baptized by Pastor Saleem Almas FGA church, PAG church recognized my service in Jesus Christ and I take up the Evangelism service Pst.Georg Masih PAG church is our church leader , although my ministry (JBMP) of prayer and the Word of God have started before in August 2005, I have answered the call, according to St.Poul, 1 Cronth 1:1-17 .
- EvangelistWord of God, 2005 - present
- Punjab Homeoepathic Medical College, FaisalabadHomeoe_ Physician, 1982 - present
- Govt. Degree College, Samundri, FaisalabadHumanity Group, 1990 - present
- Govt.High School 215 G.B., Tehsil Samundri,SS, 1980 - present