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During summer 2013, several pop-up street market events were held in the Community Garden organised by the Earlsfield Friary.
Thirty people – half adults, half under nines – gathered at Wychcroft, the diocese's rural retreat, on the penultimate weekend in September 2012, to enjoy each other’s company and nurture their faith.
An estimated 20,000 people took part in the World Pride Parade through central London in July 2012. Among them were around 150 Christians from across Europe and beyond.
As an inclusive church, St Andrew's was pleased to sponsor their 'Christian & Proud' T-shirts.
We are delighted that our Community Garden received a Commendation in the 2011 Wandsworth Design Awards. Awarded biennially, the Design Awards give public recognition to a range of projects completed in the previous two years. This time there were eight awards and nine commendations, presented at a ceremony at the end of February.
With the Mayor of Wandsworth are Jonathan Brown (Vicar) and Seamus Donnelly (Churchwarden), together with Edward Locke and David Wallbridge from the contractors, Sallis Chandler.
After many, many meetings and lots of hard work, the day of the Royal Wedding was sunnier and warmer than we’d expected – hooray. Seaumus was out bright and early closing off Waynflete St and putting up bunting (except the bits that got hoovered up by the road cleaner!) , and the church was busy all morning with people setting up food, craft, decorations and an enormous projector screen (thanks, Paul). It was heart warming to see how much effort everyone put into making it a good day.
When the coverage of the wedding started lots of us sat down with coffee and biscuits to watch, and some of the children sat at the front waving Union Jacks. Victoria made hundreds of cups of coffee and lots of mums helped children make crowns, veils and flags. So lovely to see the church full of people from the local community.
After that we moved outside for the delicious barbecue prepared and cooked by Johnny and his amazing team of helpers, and then we were all able to sit in the sun and listen to Graham’s music.
While the children enjoyed a fancy dress parade and competition, many of the grown ups took the chance to have their photo taken with William and Kate (in cardboard cut out form). We had ice cream, we had Pimm’s from Mel’s bar over the road, and we had face painting for the children – a perfect afternoon.
Huge thanks to Vanessa, Lizzie, Jo and Cathy Srour for all their work before and on the day; and to all the people who made it such a lovely event for the whole community.
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