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St Swithun's Church, Kennington

Social & Fundraising


St Swithun's Church, Kennington has an active social and fundraising committee led by chairperson Isabel Baggott. The committee arranges various events through the year. A typical year's events have included:

  • Highly successful summer fete, held in conjunction with St Swithun's C of E School and KOA (Kennington Overseas Aid Project)
  • Patronal Festival Picnic in July
  • Harvest Supper
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Auction of Promises
  • Quiz evening including fish and chip supper
  • Cheese and wine supper


Some pictures of a recent Summer Fete ...

2008 Summer Fete Winners on a bottle Stall in 2008 Kennington Band entertained us at the Joint Fete in 2008


Bazaar 2010
The annual St Swithun's Church Christmas Bazaar was held on Saturday 20th November in the village hall. The stalls looked very bright, with lots of Christmas decorations, Christmas food, including several excellent Christmas Cakes, a massive craft stall, lots of children's toys and games besides an Margaret's amazing tombola.
There were games and a 'pub sign quiz', and a raffle, as usual organised by Roger Dennett. New for 2010 was a HUMAN FRUIT MACHINE, where a small family picked real fruits form seperate boxes, whilst blindfolded. This was accompanied by lots of giggles and fun from the children.
The event raised over £1000 for the church funds.



There is also a Social Side

On Whitsunday 2009 a hot celebratory lunch with delicious deserts was enjoyed byHot lunch was provided about 40 parishioners after the Sunday Communion service, which was led by Tony Johnson (a retired priest living in the village)Rev Tony Johnson.
At the service he told us how privileged he was to have had the opportunity to conduct the three most important services in the Church's year, Christmas, Easter and Whitsun, but that he would now like to withdraw from those major services. He has kindly agreed to carry on with some other services at least until a new priest comes to the parish.

Lawrence Belcher

Lawrence Belcher entertained us with one of Cyril Fletcher's poems he recalls, entitled Sonia Snell.





October 2010 brought a Harvest Hop to Kennington in the school hall, which was enjoyed by those attending. The band was stunning, and so (I was told) was some of the dancing. The supper as usual for the social and fundraising team was up to their high standard, and everyone went home to recover from the exertions of the dance.




piano cover: Our God Reigns

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