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Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship

The next step for those exploring lay ministry in the Diocese of Southwark. The ten-month course gives people an introduction to the Old and New Testaments, Anglicanism and Church History, Doctrine, Discipleship and Vocation and begins in September. It will run in four groups on different evenings and mornings – two in Trinity House and…

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Cosi Fan Tutte

Streatham St Bart’s Chamber Orchestra at All Saints West Dulwich on Sunday 3 July and Thursday 7 July at 7.30 pm. This hilarious comedy of love and fidelity is presented as a semi-staged production directed by Jorge Balça and conducted by Peggy Wu. Tickets at £20 (£10 for under 18s) are available on the door…

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Grenfell Tower fifth anniversary

At 11pm on Monday 13 June All Saints opened its doors for private prayer prior to a Eucharist beginning at midnight. Helen Hayes MP read the names of the 72 who died. The time was chosen to ensure that the service ended at around the time the fire started. The service was streamed and you…

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Junior Choir performance

Members of our Junior choir are singing in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noyes Fludde on 19 June at 4pm in St John’s Upper Norwood. Do consider booking for this and supporting our Junior choir. Booking here. https://www.londonmozartplayers.com/whatson-event/noyes-fludde-at-crystal-palace/

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A Mind of Their Own

Anxiety levels and struggles with mental wellbeing are on the rise in children, but mums and dads have great power to help them build strong emotional resilience. This event looks at the opportunities and pressures facing young people today (including Covid-19). It also examines the science of the mind, and why children act and react…

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Old Testament day at St Thomas’ Balham

Saturday 14 May 9.30am to 4.30pm. An excellent way for people to understand the Old Testament and how the books come together. The cost for 16+ years is £14 (includes workbook and drinks throughout the day). Please bring a packed lunch. Free for anyone aged 11-16 if accompanied by an adult.Booking details and more information…

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Council Elections

Lambeth Citizens will be holding an election assembly on Wednesday 27 April at St John the Divine Kennington 6pm to 7.30. Cllr Holland (Labour), Cllr Ainslie (Green) and Cllr Briggs (Conservative) will all be asked to respond to the ‘asks’ on Immigration, Social Mobility and Housing. Turnout is everything so please do come if you…

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Bishop of Kingston to retire

The Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston, is to retire on 17 October 2022, the twentieth anniversary of his consecration. He is one of the longest-serving stipendiary bishops in the Church of England. Find out more here.

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Lambeth Citizens Delegate Assembly

Local Council Elections will take place in May this year. Lambeth Citizens will be holding a Delegate Assembly this Wednesday 23 February via Zoom, 6.30-8pm to decide the priorities and review the pledges made four years ago, so as to hold the Council to account. This is in preparation for the Election Assembly on 27…

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Red radios for HMP Wandsworth

Following the very successful sock campaign we are now raising funds to buy wind-up radios for the men at Wandsworth prison, especially those with mental health issues or without the funds to buy radios themselves. If you would like to make a small donation, details of how to contribute can be found here.

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Service books for Christmas Services

Christingle Service on Christmas Eve at 4pmPlease note this service is cancelled Christmas Midnight Mass starting at 11.30pmService book here Christmas Day Festival Eucharist with nativity at 10amService book hereNotice sheet here Boxing Day: St Stephen Eucharist at 10amService book hereNotice sheet here

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Don’t forget Afghanistan

Please consider supporting Afghanaid during the Big Give Christmas campaign. For one week, from 30 November to 7 December, any donation you make to Afghanaid to help tackle the humanitarian crisis in the country will be doubled. You can find the details here.

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Foodbank Christmas gifts campaign

A big thank you for your wonderful response to the Christmas Gift appeal for the food bank. We have a lot of things in church to transport now and there is an easier way to donate gifts by using the this link. This takes you straight through to an Amazon wish list where you can…

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Prayer vigil for climate justice

South Bank Churches and the Diocese of Southwark invite people of all faiths to a prayer vigil for the success of COP26, the international conference on climate change which takes place in Glasgow in November. You are encouraged to make a pilgrimage from your place of worship to arrive at Southwark Cathedral between 2pm and…

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(Still) Calling from the Edge

Saturday 16 October 2021, 10am to 4.30pm, Zoom conference on disability and church. A space for disabled people to gather to resource each other and the church. Book here.

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Wells of Salvation

The Southwark Diocese Prayer and Spirituality Day on Saturday 9 October from 10am to 1pm at Southwark Cathedral. The cost for the morning is £5. Book on Eventbrite here.

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Memorial garden stones

The stones in the All Saints Memorial Garden have now been dedicated and blessed. The words at the entrance and on the standing stones are from a prayer by John Donne:Our Last AwakeningBring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven,to enter into that gate and dwell in…

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The Bridge

The July edition of The Bridge, the monthly newspaper publicised by the Diocese of Southwark, is available to read here.

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Foodbank news

The July edition of the newsletter of Norwood & Brixton Foodbank is now available to download here. You can subscribe to this email by adding your email to the Stay in Touch box on the Foodbank website here.

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Dedication of Memorial Garden

On Saturday 7 August at 3.15pm memorial stones will be dedicated in the All Saints memorial garden. Close friends of the Vernon family are welcome to come along to this event.

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South London Listens Summit

Wednesday 16 June 6-8pm on Zoom. Following the highly successful listeningcampaign, making contact with 5,700 people to which ASWD contributed, there will be a summit meeting to translate some of what has been learnt into actions. One of these is to ask for a virtual waiting room for people who are referred to CAMHS, so…

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Christian Aid Week 2021

£4027 has been raised this year through online giving and some house collections. Many thanks to David Page for coordinating and to all the collectors.

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New Archbishop of Jerusalem

The Most Revd Hosam Naoum was installed as the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem at 2pm our time on Ascension Day. Bishop Christopher represented the Archbishop of Canterbury at the installation. In a video message, he thanked his predecessor Archbishop Suheil for his friendship, guidance and wisdom, and celebrated the recently signed Covenant between our two…

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Technical Support Needed

Will is looking for volunteers to help with the technical aspects of screening services. Please let him know if you would like to help: wejbirch@gmail.com.

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Deanery Synod discussion on Bereavement Ministry

7.45pm on Wednesday 26 May on Zoom. As well as briefly conducting some essential business, the main focus of the Synod will be bereavement ministry. The Synod will be joined by Katy Tutt from the bereavement organisation, Loss and Hope, and Jane Oundjian who presents the Bereavement Journey, which many churches offer as a course…

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Mission Summer School

With Revd Dr Sam Wells, Professor Anthony Reddie, Dr Cathy Ross and Revd Heather Cracknell 12 – 16 July 2021. A week aimed at practitioners wanting to engage more deeply with the theology of mission and explore how it relates to their own practice. Also for those already studying providing an opportunity to be immersed…

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Pilgrimage to Ireland 2022

In the Footsteps of the Irish Saints 20-27 June 2022. To register an interest please contact Steve Penrose steve@ispy101.org.uk / 020 8265 4430. More info here.

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Virtual Pilgrimage 2021

On Wednesday 19 May 2021, All Saints offers its first ever online pilgrimage on Youtube. The day begins with morning prayer and concludes with a blessing from Bishop Christopher. More info here.Watch the pilgrimage here.

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Lent Giving

During Lent, All Saints held a special campaign of charitable giving, focusing on four charities with which our church has close links. Members of the congregation made personal donations, on which Gift Aid may be reclaimed, and the PCC approved a match-funding contribution of £5,000, which was to be allocated on a pro rata basis…

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Citizens UK

South London Listens is a campaign being run by Citizens UK in partnership with community groups and local mental health trusts.The aim was to listen to 2,000 people and by 2 March, 4,789 people had participated. 29 came from ASWD, so thank you to those who took part. This is about how wellbeing has been…

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Volunteers required

Age UK Lambeth is looking for volunteers to help out with their Phone Friend initiative, a telephone befriending service whereby volunteers are matched to someone in the local community who is suffering from loneliness and isolation. As a volunteer, you call them once a week for a friendly chat. You only have to give half…

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Lambeth refugee families

Laptops for educational needs are wanted even more urgently. Please contact Gwenda on 07910 277 123 or gwendamwwalters@gmail.com with offers of redundant laptops, or cash for buying new/used models from a trusted supplier.

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Robes Project – 2 volunteer chefs required

Tuesdays, 9am to 1pm at Trinity House, 31-33 Bromells Rd, Clapham Town, London SW4 0BN, cooking for 50/60 guests at the Robes Project Tuesday Club. Contact Barina Ghale for more info and to volunteer.Project.officer@robes.org.uk T: 0207 407 5623 | M: 07955833266

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Poems by Eleanor Beamond-Pepler & Diane Pacitti

Since the beginning of Advent, Eleanor has been writing short poems on more or less a daily basis. They can be found here. Diane Pacitti is involved with a wheat-planting project at St James Piccadilly. You can read some of her poems here, as well as contributions from a scientist and the artist Sara Mark.

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