We will begin at 7.30 pm. So far the only candidate who has not confirmed they can come is the representative of the Animal Welfare Party but we are hoping that he will be able to attend.
This will begin at 3.30 on Saturday 21 March, finishing at 5.30 pm The theme will be ‘ Creation’, and will involve crafts, a short act of worship/celebration and a shared tea. It is church, but not as you know it! This event is free of charge.
What is Messy Church?
- To provide an opportunity to people of all ages to worship together.
- To help people of all ages to feel that they belong in church and to each other.
- To help people have fun together.
- To give people a chance to express their God-given creativity.
- To invite people into an experience of Christian community.
- to introduce people to Jesus through hospitality, friendship, stories and worship.
Do join us and help us raise funds for our roof , window and wall repair project. There will be the usual range of stalls and good food at reasonable prices. Plus music and some new stalls offering local crafts and the usual good quality local produce.
Southfields Harvest Event 4th October 2014
- St Barnabas Church Gardens on Saturday 4th October 2014 – or in the church halls if wet , 12noon – 3pm – a celebration of locally grown and produced food and drink for all the family
- Bring your surplus apples and/or pears to turn into juice – please supply bring your own clean containers to take away the results
- Purchase locally grown allotment produce on sale to raise funds for the Wandsworth Food Bank, also homemade cakes, preserves and fairly traded tea and coffee
- Bring your surplus garden produce to sell, share, swop or give away
- Lunch off delicious Southfields Sausages from the Village Butcher
- Sample locally produced beer on sale from the Rocky Head micro brewery
- Church open with harvest displays and registers of marriages and baptisms available for inspection
- Enter our baking and jam making competitions, plus Scary Vegetable Monster competition for Children – more details to follow soon
- Sponsored static Cycle Ride to raise funds for church renovation
- Organised jointly by the SGRA, Abundance Southfields and St Barnabas Church
- Queries and further information – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Like our Face book page “ Southfields Harvest “ and post your event photos on it
- The church will be open from 11 am for the delivery of produce and competition entries
We are delighted to be able to host Southfields Theatre Group’s latest play. It will run in the church from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th: For more details contact www.southfieldstheatregroup.org.uk
How to Give
Cash and cheques:
Please use the special pale yellow appeal envelopes so we can be sure how much we have collected for the fund.
Cheques should be made out to St Barnabas Southfields PCC and please write on the back “Operation East End”. If you pay tax in the UK, St Barnabas can claim gift aid on your donation (which amounts to an additional 25%!) so please do fill in your details on the envelope. Details of all donations will be handled very discreetly.
Yellow envelopes can be handed in to Ian, Joy, any of the Fundraising Group members or simply put in the plate on Sundays.
Direct Debit or BACS:
If you would like to set up a direct debit for the appeal please talk to Hector Pinnington. If you would like to make a donation by direct bank transfer (BACS) the details you need are below. Please still fill out an envelope and hand it in if the donation can be gift-aided.
St Barnabas Southfields PCC
Sort Code: 60-20-09
Account No: 41657764
Reference: Operation East End
Our church building is over 100 years old and so needs quite a bit of Tender Loving Care. Unfortunately rainwater has been getting in via the roof and the walls in certain places for some time and has damaged large sections of internal plaster and stonework, particularly in the north east corner of the church above the vestry.
Ian and the Building Committee have worked hard in recent years to tackle the leaky roof and failed pointing. Now our church architect, Karen Butti of Thomas Ford & Partners, thinks we are more or less watertight and in a good position to start concentrating on the interior – at last!
She estimates the cost of replacing the damaged plaster above the vestry and the office door and repainting it, and cleaning the stone arches will be in the region of £12-15,000. In addition we would like to give the main window above the high altar a good clean and have the leading repaired and any poor quality panes of glass replaced, which will cost another c. £5000.
Because our annual income from giving, halls lettings and the Christmas Fair only just about covers our outgoings, we need to raise this money separately in a Big Fundraising Push – hence Operation East End!
We have three events planned so far…
19 Sept: Grand Quiz Night
4 Oct: Harvest Hog Roast and Open Day (contact Jennie)
31 Jan: Auction of Promises
We urge you to put these in your diaries but also to think how you might help the appeal by:
- Raising money individually eg via a sponsored run, cycle, hymn sing…
- Giving personally to the appeal – special yellow envelopes are available for your contribution and don’t forget to Gift Aid them if possible OR you can donate via direct bank transfer – see the Giving Information slip
- Suggesting other ideas which the Group might take forward
Please take an envelope and Giving Information slip. Envelopes can be handed to Ian, Joy or any of the Fundraising Group members.
Thank you in advance for supporting this appeal.
Let’s make St Barnabas beautiful again!
How will the money be spent?
The architect can only give estimates for the work at present, based on her experience. We are currently applying for a Faculty from our Diocese (a sort of “permission” to go ahead with the works) and then we can obtain competitive quotes that will be more accurate. In the meantime we are working on these figures:
Internal Scaffolding £2500
Wall repairs/stone cleaning £6000
External scaffolding £2500
Window repairs £3000
Architect’s Fees £1000
If there is any money left over once the work is completed, it will be used to repair and decorate the rest of the interior walls.