About St Barnabas Church Restoration Project
St Barnabas Church has a rich heritage. It was built over a hundred years ago by renowned architect Sir Ninian Comper. Today it remains a lively parish church and is also used as a community space by people of all faiths.
In addition to energetic local fundraising, the church was awarded money by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage (now Historic England), and other funders to undertake vital building work. This rescued the church roof and renewed worn stone and brickwork. We hope the church can continue as a place of worship and a community resource for years to come.
The restoration project also helped people to learn more about the church's history and architectural heritage. There was a festival, an exhibition with an art contest for local schoolchildren, and a textiles project. Why not visit the church to have a go at our specially created St Barnabas quiz?
Thank you to our project participants ...
Pre-school group based at St Barnabas for over three years. Takes children from two years with morning and afternoon sessions.
For more information please contact Sohail or Nurun on 020 8821 9022.
An independent organisation working in East London, set up by local people of different faiths and ethnicities to make textiles that reflect the cultural diversity of the area. It is a small project reliant on self-fundraising, which works in partnership with local community centres. There is also an outreach program aimed at people who cannot access mainstream creative opportunities for reasons of health, family ties, or economic constraints.
One of our local schools, Essex Primary School worked with parents, families, and East London Textile Arts to produce a textile hanging that was shown together with other work at Little Ilford Baptist Church.
A creative learning-disability group based at Newham City Farm. McGrath Makers have been working with East London Textile Arts for over five years, showing work regularly at exhibitions and galleries in London. Their work can be seen on the East London Textile Arts blog.
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