Drop by on 7th September to experience the quiet.
News In Brief
We have just received a thank you letter from the Ibba Girls School in the Southern Sudan for the £327 collected during Lent this year. Thanks to all who have generously helped to support that beacon of hope and education.
Last week we had a good review of our work with Glassdoor Night Shelter and we appreciated Ben’s time with us. We will start again in November and it seems likely that we will be welcoming women too this year and are considering helping with breakfast. Anyone interested in helping with what is the largest Night Shelter for the homeless in London do get in touch. you don’t have to be a church member to get involved.
I have just been up on the scaffold to take a look at progress being made. All the dead plaster has been removed and the walls are being prepared for plastering over the next week.Some photos can be seen on the St Barnabas Twitter feed.
We are very pleased that Kathy Childress of Christian Aid will be joining us on the 1st of May. There will be 2 films,one for younger members of the church, and a planting ceremony in the churchyard after the service. Kathy has a very powerful personal story of how she got involved with Christian Aid.
After 16 or so years with us the New Testament Assembly church has had to close. We will be praying for Zelda and her flock this Sunday as they hold their last service with us. They are having a special celebration from about 1pm to which we are all invited. Bishop Delroy Powell will be leading the service.
The Christmas services are in the final stages of preparation. We have a traditional 9 Lessons and Carols on the 20th at 6pm. Followed by refreshments in our hall.
Our Nativity Service with carols and high quality drama is at 4pm on Christmas Eve. Traditional Midnight Mass and Christmas Morning service follow.