Climate Change and a faithful Christian response

Climate Change and a faithful Christian response

Churches Together in Kew, in conjunction with St Anne’s Social Justice Forum, are presenting a lecture on Tuesday 6th March, 7.45 pm at the Barn Church, Atwood Avenue, Kew TW9 4HF.  The subject is “Climate Change and a faithful Christian response”,  with attention to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si: on care for our common home.  Two distinguished speakers, Bishop David Atkinson and Father Nicholas King SJ will present a discussion on this important, topical subject.  Please make an effort to attend and support our fellow Christians in Kew.

Supporting rough sleepers in the Borough in partnership with  Glass Door London

Supporting rough sleepers in the Borough in partnership with Glass Door London

The emergency winter night shelter programme is progressing well around our borough.  We cannot host a night shelter within our buildings, but we can support the work of Glass Door in practical ways:

  • Money – make a Lenten donation now in the envelope attached
  • Knit – guests need socks, hats, gloves, scarves, to get through the cold weather this winter

What if I can’t knit?  Some suggestions:

  • Donate some wool
  • Find someone to teach you to knit
  • Visit www.glassdoor.org.uk to explore other forms of support

Watch out for parish knitting sessions, donation baskets and other reminders to be generous this Lent.  “Freely we have received: freely give.”

Sunday Service 15th October

Sunday Service 15th October

There is no service at the Barn this Sunday, but we are joining St Luke’s in the Avenue at 11am for their celebration of their patron saint, St Luke.  There will be full Junior Church provision, and a bring and share lunch afterwards.

Collection for the Green Park School, Zambia

Collection for the Green Park School, Zambia

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!

List of items needed for Umunandi charity

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.

Summer Community Fair – Saturday 24 June

Summer Community Fair – Saturday 24 June

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.

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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)
  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Plants
  • Raffle prizes
  • Sweets

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 kewbarnevents@gmail.com