At our PCC (Parochial Church Council) meeting in July 2018, a decision was made regarding the continuation of a separate and distinct Swedish Ministry at HTBarnes and the following message was communicated to our church on Sunday 23 September 2018:
“As many of you will know we have been trying to build a ministry to the local Swedish community for the last four years. Last December, the funding contribution from EFS (internationally called SEM – Swedish Evangelical Mission) ceased. Nonetheless, the PCC agreed to fund a full-time role dedicated to Swedish ministry for a further fixed period of 12 months with a view to re-evaluating. That time has come, and the PCC has recently made a decision not to continue funding a ministry exclusively focussed on the Swedish community, with effect from the end of this year. This obviously impacts AnnaHelena and I would ask you to pray for and encourage her, as she plans for the future. Pray too for the relationships that have been built, the seeds that have been sown and pray that our Swedish community will feel welcome to be part of it here at HTBarnes in the same way as we hope and pray any other members of our local community would be.’
Our weekly Öppet Hus group will therefore conclude at Autumn half term break.
You can continue to hear about Swedish activities at www.efsilondon.com