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/ 21 December 2011

Have Christmas lunch ‘on Jesus’

For the third year running, St Peter’s, Stonegrove is part of the Christmas Lunch on Jesus initiative on the Stonegrove, Spur Road and Penniwell Estates in Edgware.

St Peter’s joins 18 other churches including St Andrew’s Edgware, St Barnabas Woodside Park and St John’s Hendon in a partnership with Jesus House to provide 1,600 needy families in Barnet with all they need for a real Christmas lunch. Each family receives a free hamper which includes a frozen turkey, potatoes, carrots, gravy, mince pies, chocolates, a Christmas pudding and even Brussels sprouts.

This year, with more churches involved than ever before, the campaign, which is operated by Jesus House, will be able to reach even more estates and deprived homes across the borough of Barnet. The initiative is a true community effort, with local councillors and MPs including Mike Freer and Matthew Offord helping with the packing and delivery of the hampers.

The Revd Simon Rea, Pioneering Minister at St Peter’s, Stonegrove, said:

"With the recession starting to affect more and more homes, this initiative is a real blessing for thousands of people young and old across the borough. It’s also a real blessing for all the volunteers from the churches involved and a sign of unity across denominations thanks to the gracious generosity of Jesus House, who started the initiative."


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