The excitement continues to mount at St Barnabas Church in Pitshanger Lane as the centenary year progresses. First of all, on the web site www.barnabites.org you can find a very swish “we are 100” booklet and a comprehensive and fascinating history of the church starting from when the current building took over from a previous “tin church” and continuing right up to the present day. The planned centenary events include:
Sunday 8th May 3 - 6pm, Pop-Up Gospel Choir - London’s acclaimed gospel choir charity. Tickets are £5 per person and £15 for families or a group of four or more.
Saturday 14th May 3 - 5pm, May Day Parade Cream Teas - served on the lawn in front of the church (indoors if wet) before and after the May Day Parade.
Sunday 15th May 2 - 6pm and 7 - 10pm, Organ Festival (two sessions) - nine prominent organists will play a selection of popular and varied organ works on the magnificent Hill organ dating from 1851. £12 per session, £20 for both and half price for young people.
Sunday 5th June, Jazz on the Lane – it’s a full day starting with a jazz mass at 10.30am followed by a hog roast and an open-mic session, then a jazz café session in the church at 6pm with the renowned jazz musician Digby Fairweather until 9pm. Finally there will be a centenary festival mass at on Sunday 12th June at 10.30am and an Edwardian fair and picnic on Sunday 12th June from 12.30 to 4pm. Further details of all centenary events here.