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News from St Barnabas Church Quiet Garden at Woodford Green.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022 Saturday 4 June 2022 St Barnabas Church joined the nation to celebrate the Queen’s
Platinum Jubilee with ‘The 3 Bigs’; kicking off with the Big Lunch (Edenproject) with friends and neighbours bringing a special dish and bottle to share. The buffet lunch offered a range of international cuisine such as chilli con carne, tuna salad, beef , vegetable pies and curries, sandwiches, homemade cake, pavlova, crème caramel and assortment of wine.

Among those attending were MP Wes Streeting, Matthew Goddin Chief of Staff,
Muhammad Javeed, former Mayor of Redbridge and friend Elizabeth, a fellow magistrate.

After lunch, everyone trooped into church for The Big Sing enthusiastically singing the
National Anthem and the nation’s 10 best loved hymns including Jerusalem, How Great Thou
Art, Guide Me, O Thou Redeemer with Allan Clay at the organ. Participants shared
thoughts and memories of their favourite hymn and the church wonderfully resounded with
joyful singing and organ music!

The Big Tea was held in the Quiet Garden for visitors to refresh themselves with tea and cake
and the day went well with lots of sunshine and chat! A Big Thank You to all who offered delicious food and help in the Big Clear Up afterwards.
In particular, Fr William for merrily decking the church Hall/ grounds with Union Jack bunting, Allan’s accomplished organ playing /music direction at the Big Sing, the sterling work of Josette, Ramon, Wendy and Diana at the Big Lunch/ Tea and Fr Reg for quietly mowing the Quiet Garden lawn in time for the Big Tea.

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