The Church was once again a key venue for the annual Barnes Fair on 13 July this year. This is one of the biggest outdoor fairs of its kind in London and was once again a wonderful day out for all the family.
As usual, the church offered a delicious range of refreshments from morning to late afternoon, and had a steady stream of visitors all day. We served endless cups of tea and coffee, rounds and rounds of sandwiches, and lots of delicious home-made cakes! The home-made jams and marmalades stall was also a great success. Thanks to the generosity of our visitors, the church managed to raise a wonderful £1,436 on the day for our Roof Appeal. With a special donation of £1,000 from the local branch of Barclays, this brought the grand total to a staggering £2,436 (and we hope to get a little more from some Gift Aid). Many thanks to all those involved. See you next year!
HMS Pinafore comes to Barnes!
On 23 June, the church was delighted to host a concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. The show was performed by members of the Grosvenor Light Opera Company (GLOC), under the direction of one of our local preachers, Jessica Dalton. The show was accompanied by a splendid cream tea, provided by the church, and was very well-attended. The singers gave a splendid performance of this wonderful G&S classic, which concluded with a rousing rendition of 'Rule Britannia'. Everyone who came really enjoyed the afternoon, and they gave over £800 (before Gift Aid) to the retiring collection for our Roof Fund. This was an incredible effort, and many thanks to all involved, especially Jessica and the performers.