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Simeon and Ciara got married

The happy couple with Jonathan and Caroline

It was a joyous occasion when Simeon and Ciara got married on the 3rd April and we enjoyed the ceremony, as well as the band who led the worship. There were cakes and hot drinks in the parish hall immediately afterwards, and then the wedding party went off for the official meal and the speeches. In the evening plenty of friends turned up for the entertainment and more food and drink! It was a super occasion and we wish them a joyful honeymoon and many years of happiness together.


Good Friday March 2018

We marched again, and had more marchers than ever

With our new banners we made a different impact up Acton High Street on Friday 30th March, so thanks go to those who designed and had them made!

We participate in the worship outside St Mary's church

There was teaching, encourgement and worship outside St Mary's Church.


Our Christian Unity Meeting on 21st January was well attended

Andy and Tim pray from Malcolm's teaching

Before he speaks his message, Malcolm is prayed for by two leaders, Tim from the OakTree fellowship and Andy from Antioch. Leaders from the Jesus Fellowship and the London Network Church were also able to attend, and the building was quite full.

There were a few spare seats, but very few

Members from various churches and fellowships came, and Andy was able to tell us that all the continents were represented in our meeting, but not Antarctica,  . . . .yet! Certainly there were speakers of many different languages, all listening to the message that Jesus has made us one body. To hear Malcolm's word go to the Recordings page.

Many thanks are due to Acton Hill Church for allowing us to use their building for this meeting.


We held Neighbourhood Lord's Day Meals on 16th December

The food was great at Tom & Clare's house

There was great food and fellowship in Boston Manor

Koinonia still had folks around on the 16th

Pete took a great photo of the folks at the Koinonia celebration at OLOL's "upper room"

So we sneaked a photo of Pete into the bottom corner!

Ros leads the story of the birth of Jesus, while the workers relax at the bottom of the photo

We had no balloons this year, but in Acton Ros had us singing the song of Jesus' birth, with lots of audience participation. And superimposed on the photo, we see most of the service team. Georges led an amazing team who fed us very well! Thanks to all who worked hard so we could celebrate!


Adam's Apples sing

Adam's Apples sing for Emmaus House

Antioch's own "a cappella" men's choir sing to raise funds for Acton Homeless Concern on Sunday 10th December. They raised £250 which was gratefully accepted by Deacon Tito, a representative from the parish.


Open air Carol Service

Singing from St Mary's carol booklet

The weather was icy cold, but Antioch members joined the carol service arranged outside St Mary's on Saturday 9th December. Thanks to Dean Ayres for making the arrangements.


Antioch Sunday Meetings

Sound is a serious business

We are grateful to have a team of experts who can not only handle sound on the day, but also make recording of teachings for members to hear at home. See the concentration!

Before the meeting gets underway

As the meeting starts, Jonathan makes the introductions, and the band is ready to lead off with the first worship song. Sound is running well and the projectionist is primed.

We are very grateful to be able to make use of the beautiful premises of Acton Hill Church.


The recent Pastors' Dinner

Members and guests enjoy the food and conversation

While numbers were slightly down this year, as there were clashes for some of our invited guests, the evening was excellent as ever and many thanks are due to those who worked hard to make it go so well.

Andrew relaxes with Alex Afriyie

Alex Afriyie of London Network Church kindly lets us use his building for the Pastors' Dinner, and it is greatly appreciated. The photographer would have liked a little more light!


Our Weekend away

Keith and Catherine

Keith and Catherine catch up at lunch

Buy some Mango jam!

Tom is ready to sell you some delicious mango jam, at very reasonable rates! We tasted his free samples, and if interested get in touch with this website and we can let him contact you

Two happy "uncles"

JP and Serge have a cuddle with a little sweetie!

It takes energy to dance to music from the Jordans!

The dancing instructions on Saturday night were very clear: Have fun!


Michael is going to Derry/Londonderry

David and Michael

Michael, on the right, is now in Derry/Londonderry, while David has gone off to Cambridge.

Mercy, Anis and Anthony wished him "bon voyage"

The party to send Michael off, was well attended in the back garden and we all heard Hugh explain Michael's plans while Anthony, Anis and Mercy listened.

Just a few of the friends who came

Joe P, Alex, Greg and Joe F came to wish Michael well and enjoy the company.

There was food and drink - plenty!

Michael, Catherine, Anna, Sarah and Izzy were there, and in Michael's honour, the rain held off!

Some people over 30!

A few older folks made the party too, but you needed to be "young in heart".


We enjoyed the Hillingdon Picnic on the 15th July

We met as arranged at 5pm in Court Park, and the first task was to set up the gazebo to protect us from the elements. Someone had to take control, so in this case it was Peter, who, instructions in hand, marshalled the workers.

Needless to say, the job was done before long, and had there been any rain, we'd have been protected. As it was the weather was fine and all who came enjoyed the event. But we do have photos of the gazebo!

As well as protection, we had the obligatory frisbee, which kept several folks out of trouble, as they struggled to keep it airborne as it hovered over the grass. Many thanks to the Hillingdon organisers, Tommy & Karen, as well as Jonathan - at a considerable distance - & Caroline.

Peter organises us

setting up the pergola

Some of these helpers seem more interested in watching, than constructing!

The Summer Household sent some folks

Here we see three men from the Servants of the Word "summer household" who came to show the finer points of frisbee.

Hillingdonites

Some ladies from Hillingdon itself were there, as a welcoming committee, no doubt! It was very good to see them.


Our guests enjoyed the Annual BBQ

We had lots of guests

More than 150 people came along to enjoy the conversation, the "catching-up" and the delicious food provided by our members under the direction of our team leaders for the day.

The winning tickets are pulled out

Naturally, no Antioch BBQ can proceed without the free raffle, and here is the team pulling out and announcing the winning numbers.

The food was tasty, and indeed disappeared quickly!

Our guests enjoyed the traditional burgers and sausages, with some exquisite salads, and went on to the desserts. We had suitable drinks to wash this all down. If you missed it, come next year!


Some of us went to Rome for the first weekend in June

3 Potters and 2 Turners

Tim and Mimi went to the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Rome and here they are with Hugh and Mercy, with Judy too!

We don't have photos of all of us who went, but Joe & Katrina, Tony & Mary, Bruce, Danielle & Cesar were there too!

Georges, Justyna and Bob, with Farhat family members

Georges and Justyna were there too, sitting here with some family members, and Bob! A conference is tiring, and a you do need a break, for fellowship.


The Acton Good Friday Walk of Witness

Tony Dollar prepares to carry the tall crossLuke holds the cross

For 40 years Tony Dollar has carried the tall cross up the High Street in the Walk of Witness and we see Luke with the newer cross built some years ago by Trevor.

Old panels carried down the road

For many years we have carried these messages of salvation down the High Street. Next year we will have "better, newer" ones, but the message is still the same.

Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life!

Songs and Encouragement

We heard songs, scriptures, watched spiritual dance and then drank tea and coffee together in fellowship. Thanks to London Network Church for this provision!

Crowds listen to the speakers outside St Mary's

Over 400 people walked up the High Street, witnessing to the message of Good Friday, that Jesus died for our sins so that we could be made righteous with the Father.