Just two weeks after his birth, Chinaka and Temitope brought their wonderful baby son, Denzel Chuckwuechetam Oluwaferanmi, to St. Stephens to be baptised as part of our Harvest worship. One of his older brothers, David Ayodeji Awoniji was also baptised – a double family celebration!
Family and friends gathered to join in this special occasion as Denzel and David were welcomed into the Church, and the parents and godparents made commitments to bring them up as followers of Jesus.
Chinaka, Temitope, Daniel, David and Denzel have been worshiping at St. Stephen’s since last Christmas. It is lovely to have them as part of our church family.
If you would like to speak to someone about your child being baptised at St. Stephen’s then please join us for worship at 11am one Sunday and introduce yourself to Jeremy our Vicar.
In particular we have been praying for Hanan Wahabi – a much-valued member of staff and Governor at the school – and her family who lived in Grenfell Tower but managed to escape. Tragically they had close relatives who died in the fire.
St. Stephen’s has also sought to help through volunteering, giving support to local residents, and by financial donation.
We continue to pray for all those affected – the grieving; those made homeless; local residents and neighbourhood groups; members of the emergency services; and all professional and government authorities seeking to help.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global Week of Prayer, between Ascension and Pentecost, from 25th May–4th June, inviting people all over the world to gather and pray for more people to come to know Jesus. You can find out more information at Thy Kingdom Come.
You can also personally sign up to Pledge2Pray.
In London Diocese the following events are happening at St. Paul’s Cathedral:
Messy Cathedral: Monday 29 May
Youth Prayer Event: Tuesday 30 May
London Beacon Event: Saturday 3 June
Visit the Diocese of London website to book places for these events.
During the half-term holiday we shall be running a holiday club for primary school age children in partnership with Westbourne Park Family Centre from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 May.
Each day there will be a range of fun games and activities with an organised trip to Kensington Gardens on the Thursday. The cost is £5/day or £12 for all three days.