Thursday, 22 September 2016

Michaelmas Fair on Saturday 24th September 11am to 3pm

St Stephen’s Church on the Uxbridge Road is hosting a Michaelmas Fair this coming Saturday 24th September - from 11am until 3pm.

The fair will be held in St Stephen’s Church and the neighbouring hall, selling all sorts of gifts and goodies.

The fair is being held in aid of the St Stephen's Roof Fund, which is seeking to raise £200,000 to fix the Victorian roof, now leaking and badly in need of restoration. It's a family-friendly event that will include all sorts of things for sale, plus entertainment for children.

Where and when?
St Stephen's
Saturday 24 September, 11am-3pm in St Stephen’s Church and Hall, Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush. Entry is £2.

What's on sale?
All sorts of goodies: home made foods, handmade goods, luxury knitwear, children’s clothes, toys, natural fragrances, jewellery, plants, cakes, jams and preserves.  Delicious home made food from home and abroad will also be for sale. You can also buy ‘Soul of Shepherds Bush’ bags, and there will be an opportunity to buy your very own personalised slate for the new roof.

What about children?
St Stephen's is very child-friendly and there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, games and a lucky dip to keep the kids amused.

Why does St Stephen's need a new roof?
Because the old one is brittle and leaking. Juliet Byford, Roof Fund Administrator and Chair of St Stephen’s Committee, said" ‘over one quarter of the Fund’s £200,000 target has already been achieved through fantastic local support for events and a number of generous private donations’.

The Grade II listed church, when built by architect Anthony Salvin in 1850, was originally built amid fields in North Hammersmith, with only a few houses nearby. Today, the church holds a central position in the community, along with the adjacent St Stephen’s C of E Primary School.

The Church’s outreach programme includes a Monday Film Club, consisting of a lunch and afternoon film for the elderly and an evening hot meal for upwards of 100 homeless people and hostel dwellers, followed by a film.

Donations to the fund can be made through VirginMoneyGiving at or via the Roof Fund’s website,, which gives further details about the appeal.

For more information, contact the Fund’s administrator,

To read more about St Stephen's, follow this link.  And to find out more about the roof appeal, see the official website here.


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