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Sponsored fast

On Thursday 14 March, Eleanor will be participating in a one-day Ramadan fasting challenge run by the Muslim Network at her workplace, from 4:36am to 6:07pm. This is both an inter-faith act of solidarity (given the overlap between Ramadan and Lent) and a fundraiser for AfghanAid. Sponsor her here.

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Two Generations – Home Sharing With Older People

Together Southwark and Southwark and Ageing(SaGE) are warmly inviting you to this online event to find out how Homeshare, a programme run by Two Generations, helps to tackle loneliness and the financial burden of housing. On Thursday 22 February, 12:30-1:30pm. For more information and to book your place, please visit this page or email togethersouthwark@southwark.anglican.org. 

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Spafford Children’s Center fundraiser

Please join the UK Friends for Roger Hardy’s talk on The Bride: an illustrated history of Palestine 1850-1948, and mezze supper, in aid of the Spafford Children’s Center, Jerusalem, at the Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, London W8 4RT, on Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 6 for 6.30 pm. Tickets £40…

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Lent Book Group

Starting 16 February 2024 a six-week online course on Friday afternoons at 3pm to 4.30pm reflecting on the book At the Foot of the Cross with Julian of Norwich by Emma Pennington.The book is available from the Friends of Julian here and other online retailers. Please read pages 23 to 41 on or before Friday…

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Home Instead Tulip Cafe

Home Instead is hosting the Tulip Café at All Saints West Dulwich, every Thursday between 11am and 1pm. The Tulip Cafe is a FREE Dementia Friendly informal hub, for the over 65 community and their carers. More info and activity schedule here.

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The 33rd Ghillies Ball

All Saints hosts this well-established Scottish country dancing event on Saturday 13 January from 7pm to 10.30pm in All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY. Smart dress with a touch of tartan. Flat shoes essential – no stilettos!Bring and share finger buffet. BYOB but donations to corkage please. Raffle. For tickets contact Hilary Putt hilaryputt@aol.com….

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Messy Church Christingle

All Saints is having a Messy Church Christingle on Saturday 20 January from 3pm to 5pm at the Rosendale Community Hall, Peabody Cottages SE24 9DR. Come along and make your own christingle with other crafts and light refreshments. All welcome.

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Prisons Week 8-14 October

Prisons Sunday – the second Sunday in October – marks the beginning of the week of prayer each year, running through until the following Saturday. For more than forty years Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature to enable the Christian community, through individuals and churches, to pray for the needs of all those affected by…

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Wave of Light

Wave of Light: Sunday 15 October at 7pm Baby Loss Awareness Week (9 to 15 October) is a wonderful opportunity to bring us together as a community and give anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss a safe and supportive space to share their experiences and feel that they are not alone. All are welcome…

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Evening choral services in Autumn 2023

Sunday 1 October at 5.30pm: Joint Harvest Choral Evensong with choirs of All Saints West Dulwich and St Peter’s StreathamThursday 2 November at 7.30pm: All Souls EucharistSunday 5 November at 5.30pm: EvensongSunday 19 November at 5.30pm: Evensong

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Autumn Leaves Jazz Ensemble

Sunday evening concert at 6.30pm on Sunday 22 October. Many favourite jazz standards and a bar available from 6pm onwards. Admission is free with a retiring collection towards the Timothy Penrose Music Fund, which supports choristers and young musicians at All Saints West Dulwich.

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The Bereavement Journey

Monday evenings, from 7 pm to 9 pmFrom 6 November to 11/18 December 2023At All Saints West Dulwich Are you grieving the death of a loved one or struggling with long-term effects of loss? The Bereavement Journey is a six-week course (with an optional seventh session on faith) offering a safe place to explore feelings…

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Find your voice

The CofE Racial Justice Unit is hosting a national weekend event called Find Your Voice – speak up for your generation on the 1/2/3 September inviting young adults aged 18 to 23 years of all UKME/GMH (UK minority ethnic or global majority heritage) backgrounds to represent their diverse communities so that their voices can be…

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Supporting Robes

Please find to follow information from homelessness charity, Robes, on how you can support them along with information on the sponsored SleepOut 2023 at Southwark Cathedral and the brief for a static shelter:Supporting RobesSleepOut 2023 fact sheetRobes Community Night Shelter.

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APCM 2023

This year’s APCM and Meeting to Elect Churchwardens was in All Saints at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 May.Trustees’ Annual Report 2022Vicar’s Review

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Ascensiontide Novena

Thursday 18 May is Ascension Day and Sunday 28 May is Pentecost. Between these two feasts the Church of England asks us to keep a ‘novena’, nine days of prayer and preparation to celebrate the [Pentecost] outpouring of the Spirit. The All Saints novena is here. There is an alternative here and Southwark Diocese has…

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The Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship

The Bishop’s Certificate is a ten-month course exploring the Christian faith beginning in September. It is for anybody who wants to be more confident about their faith, or begin to explore whether God is calling them to a ministry. You can take the course either in person at Trinity House or online, and there are…

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L’Arche Easter Appeal 2023

Yann Hirsig is running the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April in aid of L’Arche London. You can sponsor him here. As social workers, Brenda and Ned witnessed “the doing down of social care” over several decades. So while their son Matthew was growing up, they worried how he would ever come to experience a…

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Sponsored fast for Turkey & Syria

On Thursday 30 March Eleanor Beamond-Pepler will be participating in a one-day Ramadan fasting challenge run by the Muslim Network at her workplace. The fast will start at 05:05 and end at 19:33, and she also plans to take the five prayer times for her own prayers. Besides engaging in inter-faith solidarity in the overlap…

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Memorial Service

OneBodyOneFaith will be hosting a Memorial Service on Sunday 23 April, to commemorate and remember members of the LGBT+ community who have lost their lives and experienced harm, following exclusion from Christian communities. Booking required here.

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Prayer for Ukraine

Alan is now in correspondence with Christina Laschenko, Churchwarden of the Anglican congregation in Kiev. Her blog on the Diocese in Europe’s website is here.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

At 4pm on 27 January people across the UK will light candles and put them safely in their windows to:- remember those who were murdered for who they were- stand against prejudice and hatred today.Lambeth’s 2023 Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will take place at Lambeth Town Hall and online on Sunday, 22 January at 3pm,…

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Advent book

Sleepers Wake by Nicholas Holtam. There will be discussions at Prayer and a Pint on Tuesday 6 December at 6.30pm in the Rosendale and on Zoom at 8pm on Monday 19 December. The Zoom link is here.

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Online events for churches on climate resilience & sustainability

Climate Resilience WorkshopTuesday 22 November, 1.30-4.30pm, Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, London SE1 1HW. This workshop would be beneficial to you if you are involved with church buildings in any capacity. Book here. Find the latest ‘net zero carbon’ webinars here. Environment Drop-inThe third Monday of the Month at 1pm. Our monthy zoom meetings continue…

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Hats for HMP Wandsworth Christmas Appeal 2022

The chaplains at HMP Wandsworth led by Liz Bridge, the Quaker Chaplain, are once again heading up a campaign to give a hat to each prisoner for Christmas. The target is 1,600 in time to hand out in the days running up to Christmas.As per two years ago when we last ran the campaign, there…

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Foodbank’s 2022 Christmas Amazon Wish List

The Christmas Amazon Wish List is our wish list full of Christmas gift ideas. All items purchased will be added to food parcels shortly before Christmas to give clients some festive cheer! Once you have chosen an item and gone to the checkout, you then select ‘Rebekah Gibson’s Gift Registry Address’ as the delivery address….

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Robes Sleepout 2022

Nicholas Mitchell is taking part in the Robes Project Sleepout 2022 on Friday 25 November to raise awareness of homelessness and money for Robes. You can support the project and Nicholas by visiting his JustGiving page here.

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Don’t put us away – a new book by Richard Keagan-Bull

Richard’s new book is out now. You can buy your copy here. To get a 20% discount, use the code DPUA22 at the checkout.If you would like to hear Richard speak and get a signed copy of the book, then come along to the L’Arche London Craft Workshop, on Friday 25th November from 7.00-9.00pm. For…

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Introduction to Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a contemplative way of reading the Bible. It is a way of praying the scriptures that leads us deeper into God’s Word. We slow down, chew and savour the Word which begins to speak to us in a new way. It aids that union we have with God through Christ who is…

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4ALL Volunteering Opportunities

4ALL is a charity that aims to improve the lives of local people in West Dulwich by running community projects. It urgently needs paid and unpaid support in football skills, graphic design, Sing4ALL and youth clubs. Find out more here.

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First Holy Communions

Children aged 7 and above may receive their first Holy Communion in November. A preparation course will be run from mid-September onwards. Application forms are in the welcome hall at church or can be downloaded here. Sign up by Sunday 11 September. The course begins on Saturday 17 September.

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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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