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St Swithun's Church, Kennington
News Sheets

Listed below are the monthly letters as printed in the Kennington Chronicle.
Usually from our clergy, but with occasional guests.

From the Clergy
….or news from St Swithun’s!

As summer begins to come over the horizon it is amazing to see once again, the beauty of creation for Christians, a reminder of God’s generosity and abundant life: plants, animals, birds, the life in our oceans. But with this, I am reminded, too, of the many ways we have taken and continue to take this amazing world for granted and the impact this has on the planet, on creation and on all of us. There has of course, been much in our news about this of late. At St Swithun’s we are responding by thinking about new ways to build on making our church life as ‘environmentally friendly’ as we can swapping ideas, learning new things for our lives in church and at home.

On Saturday 15th June it is our Church Fête, 12 noon–4 p.m. at St Swithun’s Church. We are really looking forward to this and do hope you can join us! We will be raising money to put a small kitchen area in the church and to upgrade our toilet facilities (to make them accessible to all and to add baby changing facilities). The hope is that this will enable us to make more use of the building in all sorts of ways, including, importantly, serving the Kennington community. We will also be donating part of the proceeds from the fête to two charities: Viva, which works with disadvantaged children all over the world, and Oxford Homeless Pathways, which provides amazing support for those struggling with homelessness in the Oxford area. Come along and join us!

As Christians, we also celebrate God’s generosity to us at the Festival of Pentecost when we remember the birth of the early church and the outpouring of God’s Spirit. On Sunday 9th June we will be holding an ecumenical Pentecost celebration at St Swithun’s Church at 7 p.m. in the church. All are welcome. Hope you are having a good start to the summer!

Rev Alison Mathew

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