Church to send a Christmas card to every home in Soho
Soho Ho, Merry Christmas!
Thousands of Soho residents will get an extra surprise this Christmas after their local church, St Anne’s, Soho, pledged to hand deliver a Christmas card to every home in the area.
St Anne’s hopes that receiving the card will help residents feel part of the local community and remind people of the variety of Christmas events run during the festive period by the church and other local groups.
Revd Simon Buckley, Rector of St Anne’s, said:
“There are about 3,500 residents in this parish, and whilst many of them have lived in Soho a long time, there’s also a significant number of recent arrivals – as is common in central London where there is a frequent turnover of residents. I hope that receiving a card from this church will prove to be a real gift to someone this Christmas”
The specially designed Christmas card is decorated with the church’s curious clocktower and features a personal message from the Rector of the church, the Revd Simon Buckley. The card also serves as an invitation to the wide variety of community events taking place at St Anne’s this year, which start with the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights on December 5th to the sound of the Soho Parish School Choir.
This year all St Anne’s services will be promoting and supporting the work of Centrepoint, a charity working to support homeless young people which was founded 50 years ago by the Revd Ken Leech when he was a curate at St Anne’s. In addition to the collections from services, the church entrance will be used to promote Centrepoint’s work and a sequence of five display cases in the entrance corridor are being given over to Centrepoint to show artefacts from their history.
More information about the support Centrepoint offers to young people across the UK is available here: https://centrepoint.org.uk/