The newly constructed Church of St John in Sridampara Village of Tangail District, central Bangladesh was inaugurated by the Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh (COB) earlier this year. The opening service and celebrations on 16 May were also attended by priests in adjoining parishes.

In addition, three acres of land have been donated by Sridampara Parish Secretary and members of the parish. An estimated 65 Garo tribal families in Sridampara who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods will worship in this new church building, where children and youth will pick up new skills.