Operation Christmas Child is a charity run by Samaritan’s Purse that collects and delivers shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts to children all over the world, who may otherwise not receive anything. We have been involved at St Andrew’s for the last five years. It is a great opportunity to generously celebrate Christmas with others. However, so there is enough time to get the gifts to their destination by 25 December, our deadline for collecting them in is THIS SUNDAY! Instructions on appropriates items for your shoeboxes is on the website at www.operationschristmaschild.org.uk. This year there are also flat pack shoeboxes available from the church office. For more information ring Sarah on 020 7607 4552
Our Parish Barn dance is on 28th November at 7pm
It promises to be great fun, with live music, good food and drink, and all proceeds go to a very good cause. Open to friends, neighbours and all local residents. Please purchase your Tickets here.
Children: For those aged 5-11 we have games, sports and arts & crafts on Bingfield Park. Children will compete in teams over the week with medals given out on Sunday afternoon. Our theme is “Making TV” and we’ll be telling stories about Jesus while making our own TV programs.
Youth: For those aged 11-18 we’ll have or Football School on the Bingfield Park pitch. Qualified coaches will help improve your game and offer you the chance to compete in different tournaments. We’ll also have a special freestyle skills training day during the week.
Bemerton Soul Celebration, Sunday 2nd August
Service 2 to 3 pm, BBQ and Fun Day 3 to 5 pm
We’ll end the week with a service of celebration on Sunday afternoon. The service will feature songs, stories, photos and feedback from the week and our prize giving ceremony. Afterwards we’ll have a fun day in Bingfield Park with barbecue, children’s disco, stalls, sports and games.
Bemerton Soul is free and is open to all local children, young people and families. For your child to attend you will need to complete a permission form and they will be available at reception during the week.
Join us at St Andrew’s Primary School on Matilda Street for their circus themed summer extravaganza!
4th July 12pm – 4pm
Entry 50p for adults – children free