The Barn Church is coordinating a collection of educational materials, toys and equipment for our ‘sponsor school’ in Lusaka, Zambia. We’ve been working with the school for several years and many of our members support the orphan children who got to it via the Umunandi charity.
The charity’s founders, Ruth and Mark Chitty, who used to live in Kew, are making their annual trip out to see the school in the first week in July. This is a great opportunity to deliver much-needed supplies. Here is what is needed…it’s a long list!
If you can help provide anything then please bring donations to The Barn Church any Sunday (there will be a donation box) or contact Susie Hancock (Umunandi Trustee) on 07712 766 877 to make arrangement to drop them off in Kew. You can also bring them to the Summer Community Fair on Saturday 24 June if that’s more convenient. All donations need to be with Susie by Sunday 25 June at the latest.
Don’t miss our Summer Community Fair on Saturday 24 June between 11am and 2pm
We’ll have all your favourite stalls including the legendary bric-a-brac stall for eager bargain hunters.
There’ll be great activities for youngsters including a treasure hunt, an entertainer and face painting, games and crafts.
Refreshments and a Pimms Bar will be available throughout and we’ll have live music from The Motleys and the Kew Community Choir.
Entry is just £1, under 10’s are free.
If you have donations for the Green Park School in Zambia via the Umunandi charity you can also drop them off at the fair.
This event is an important fundraiser for The Barn Church and we would love donations for our stalls of any of the following:
- Bottles (wine, spirits, shampoo, olive oil, cans of fizzy drinks, etc for a tombola)
- Home produce (cakes, jams, chutneys etc)
- Toys (both large and small – to fit in pint pots/be tombola prizes)
- Raffle prizes
Please could you bring any of the above along to church any Sunday; to The Barn between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on Friday, 23rd June and of course on the day itself. Thank you!
If you have any questions or queries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday 17th June we will be joining in The Great Get Together under the oak tree at the West end of the Barn Church, on the corner of Marksbury Avenue and Atwood Avenue, from 3pm until 6pm.
There will be lots of fun activities and music throughout the afternoon, as well as an opportunity to discuss all that is good in our community. Do come for the afternoon, or pop in for part of it.
The purpose of the Great Get Together is to remember Jo Cox MP, who was murdered during the EU referendum campaign a year ago. Jo Cox’s well known phrase, “We have far more in common with each other than things that divide us” has become the watchword for current efforts at community-building across the country.
So bring your picnic, help us cut a special cake, write a message about what is good in our community or take part in the big balloon release at 5.30. The event is entirely free – bring your family, invite your firends: come and help us make our community stronger.
For more information, please contact the Vicar, Peter Hart on 020 8392 1425
Join us on Sunday 30 April for a special joint service with St Luke’s, Kew as we celebrate our Patronal Festival.
We have a guest speaker, congregation member, Gavin Hayman, who in a follow-up to our Lent talks, will share his experience in international advocacy in environmental matters and anti-corruption.
There will be a joint Junior Church, and the service will be followed by a bring and share lunch. Everyone is welcome
Our Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 24 April 2017 at 8 pm at The Barn. Canapés and drinks will be available from 7.45 pm.
Please come along to discuss the Annual Report for 2016-17 (document will open in a new tab) and join in our planning for the coming year.
Please read the report before the meeting if possible. If you have any questions about the report feel free to contact Father Peter or the Churchwardens Rob or Sarah – their details are on the Contacts page.