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.
Passion 1) The suffering of Jesus on the cross.
2) The sufferings of a martyr, martyrdom.
3) Any form of suffering or affliction.
4) A strong barely controllable emotion.
Compassion 1) Participation in another’s suffering; fellow feeling, sympathy.
2) Pity inclining one to show mercy or give aid.
Mayda Narvey, cello and David Harries, spoken word will give a recital for reflective worship around the theme of The Passion on Sunday 6th April at 6pm at St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Rd, Southfields, London SW18 5EP (junction with Merton Road).
The half hour performance will explore the nature of redemption and rebirth through the experience of suffering and compassion. It includes material drawn from Bach, T.S. Eliot, the Gospel of Matthew as well as original material and will conclude with a brief period for silent reflection followed by an opportunity to drink and talk with others. Attendance is without charge, but there will be a retiring collection.
You may have heard of them or you might have seen some of them shepherding students from Southfields Academy at the end of the school day. They are a fairly recent but very positive phenomenon of christians who are trained to help young people be safe, hence they work all times of the day and night. A charity dedicated to practical caring not preaching. David Pollendine from Wandsworth will come to St Barnabas on 8th December to talk about their work. Do try to come.
- Sunday 6th October at 9am: Said Eucharist.
- 10.30 am: Eucharist. Reading: Habakkuk: 1,1-2, 2, 1-4. Sunday School.
- Sunday 13th October at 9am: Said Eucharist.
- 10.30am: Eucharist. Reading: Genesis 2 Timothy 2, 8-15. Sunday School
- Sunday 20th October at 9am: Said Eucharist. World Mental Health Day.
- 10.30 am: Eucharist. Reading Genesis 32:22-31 Sunday Schoo
Thank you to all those who filled in the questionnaires. Overwhelmingly these were positive, with particularly encouraging comments coming from the children who really love their church and the people that worship with them here. We will discuss the responses in more detail at the next PCC meeting on November 12th, and hope to develop a number of action points to help us develop together as a Christian community. Our aim is to focus and improve in the 5 key areas, of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and outreach.