Following the success of the first St Barnabas litter pick in February (20 bags of rubbish collected from only two roads in our parish), we have decided to take part in the annual Great British Spring Clean fortnight promoted by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. Our #StBarnabasDulwichLentLitterpickers involvement will be on Saturday 1 April from 10.00-11.30am, meeting beforehand at St Barnabas. We will have some litterpickers to use, but please bring your own if you have one. It would be really helpful if you could let us know in advance if you plan to take part so we can estimate the number of bags of rubbish we will collect. If you aren’t free on that day but would like to help by litter picking in our wonderful parish or elsewhere you can get involved as an individual – more details in this link


Over the coming weeks, please look for where you see God in your daily life and capture your experience for us to share. You may like to take a photo, draw a picture, write a prose reflection, or compose a poem. We will collect all of these iterations of God’s wonder and display them on the TV screen in the Welcome Area throughout the Lenten season. Please email the Parish Office with submissions!

Build an art project with us as we contemplate God’s creation during the Lent season.

Our project as a congregation is to build a piece of sculpture around the themes of Lent and our environmental crisis. We want to ask, “What is important for me to nurture in order to look after’s God’s Earth?”

We plan to build our sculpture over the course of five weeks and display it for Easter.

This sculpture project is headed by Imogen Paton, founder of Arts Against Abuse and a local member of our community. Please visit her Social Creatures gallery to see her collection of sculptures made from household waste.

The sculpture-building process will take place over five weeks:

February 26: Sorting and Core Building

The introductory class will involve sorting collected household plastics, delegate tasks, and begin building the sculpture’s core. This class is appropriate for all ages to attend.

March 5: Building Features

The second class will be a continuation of the build, and we will finish completing features. This class is appropriate for art-loving eight-year-olds and older.

March 12: Final Build and Papier Mâché

The third class will complete any final amendments to the build and the addition of a papier mâché layer. This class is appropriate for art-loving eight-year-olds and older.

March 19: Base Painting

The fourth class will be painting the base layer.  This class is appropriate for ages thirteen and older.

March 26: Finishing

The fifth and final class will involve detailing and finishing the sculpture. This class is appropriate for ages thirteen and older.

Please note that children attending these classes must be accompanied by an adult. Please also note that there is a limit of 15 participants per class.

Visit Imogen's website to learn more about her Social Creatures project

Example of the process by artist imogen paton


You can find Roger Symon’s sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, as well as Hugh Taylor’s intercessions, here.