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2015

The Bridge

December 2015/January 2016

Front cover of The Bridge December 2015/January 2016

Over £75k raised in Robes Cathedral ‘sleep-out’ / Tackling the issues facing communities / Bishop Christopher writes: ‘The season of hope and expectation’ / New faces in the Diocese / A world premiere in Bletchingley / Lee young people craft their own Harvest Festival / Arts Project brings old and young together /In Profile - Stephen Crabtree / Advertisement – Christian Aid / Diocesan Synod Report / Diocesan Council of Trustees holds its first meeting / ‘Margins to Mainstream’ / 1st Place Nursery / Celebrating 900 years at St Mary’s Merton / EMMANUEL - GOD WITH US AMONG THE DISPOSSESSED / St Mark’s celebrates lottery “win” / Holy Trinity pupils do some “smart” fundraising / Celebrating Bishop Tom’s 50 and 30 year anniversaries / Parish Midwife commissioned / Don’t stop at the lights... / Photostory: Confirmations at Tadworth / Manicaland Bishop in Woolwich in January / Bishop Godfrey talks to College of Canons / Photostories: Black History Month event / Remembrance Sunday / Mothers’ Union / Timely multi-faith prayers and conversations / FGMBlackheath church calls for action / ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ in Southwark / Photostories: St Anne and All Saints South Lambeth / St Luke’s Eltham Park / Festive firs in Coulsdon / Near Neighbours launch interfaith toolkit / Thank you... / Southwark/Newcastle links / Let us pray / What’s On / 20,000 welcomes - Advent Vigil for Refugees / Christine Hardman consecrated Bishop / St Michael’s gets ‘lit up’ / Bishop asks... ‘Whatever happened to truth?’ / Over £75k raised in Robes Cathedral ‘sleep-out’ (cont.)

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November 2015

Front cover of The Bridge November 2015

Agincourt re-created in a Southwark church / Minster MU Family Fun Afternoon / A view from The Bridge – General Synod matters... / Six more Readers for Southwark Diocese / Photostory: Canon Ben Rhodes / ‘...our daily bread’ / It’s not winning that matters… / Photostory: Clergy Study Day / In Profile – Sir Simon Hughes / Golf Day a success – again / Launch of Y-Cubes / Journeying towards Paris / GENERAL SYNOD - 2015/20 - MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES / SAGE - Southwark Spirituality and Age Working Group / Singing for Syrians / Lead Chaplain for Kingston Hospital licensed / Photostory: St Laurence, Catford / Let my people grow…. / Photostory: The Priory CofE Primary School / Come and hear Bishop Godfrey talk about life in Zimbabwe / Thirty years on / Fresh Expressions 2015 conference is coming to Southwark! / Let us pray / What’s on/ Sleep out at The Oval / Churches help Wandsworth people put food on the table / Archbishop backs Faith & Place report / Photostory: Diocesan thanksgiving for Black History Month

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October 2015

Front cover of The Bridge October 2015

Stunning glass artwork at centre of St Thomas' Church re-development / Norwegian Bishop installed as Ecumenical Canon/ A View from The Bridge – Refugees / New Honorary Canons installed / Invitation to the Consecration of Christine Hardman / Called to the bar at the Edenbridge & Oxted Show / Drumhead Service at St Laurence, Catford / Teenagers interview X Factor’s Olly Murs for BBC Radio 1 / Help young people Explore marriage and lasting relationships / Could you HOST an international student for Christmas? / Photostory: St John’s Caterham Valley / Advert – The Real Advent Calendar / In Profile – Ruth Martin, Diocesan Secretary / Bishop Michael to sleep out for Together Southwark / Lift off for new children’s group in Merstham / “I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU WELCOMED ME…” / ‘I will build my Church - but need your help’ / Murder in the Cathedral / Advert – Christian Aid Refugee Crisis Appeal / Snapshots of a pilgrimage / Prayer and Spirituality Opportunities / Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly / Photostory: Sue Atkinson / GIFTED young people in Lewisham & Blackheath / Magna Carta and The Putney Debates: Faith Perspectives on Good Government / Your letters / Worship4Today / New chaplain for Old Royal Naval College / Celebrating the start of the new school year / Let us pray / What’s On / Black History Month / The Lancelot Andrewes Festival - ‘How great a man is here’

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July/August 2015

Front cover of The Bridge July/August 2015

Stunning glass artwork at centre of St Thomas' Church re-development / Norwegian Bishop installed as Ecumenical Canon/ A View from The Bridge – Refugees / New Honorary Canons installed / Invitation to the Consecration of Christine Hardman / Called to the bar at the Edenbridge & Oxted Show / Drumhead Service at St Laurence, Catford / Teenagers interview X Factor’s Olly Murs for BBC Radio 1 / Help young people Explore marriage and lasting relationships / Could you HOST an international student for Christmas? / Photostory: St John’s Caterham Valley / Advert – The Real Advent Calendar / In Profile – Ruth Martin, Diocesan Secretary / Bishop Michael to sleep out for Together Southwark / Lift off for new children’s group in Merstham / “I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU WELCOMED ME…” / ‘I will build my Church - but need your help’ / Murder in the Cathedral / Advert – Christian Aid Refugee Crisis Appeal / Snapshots of a pilgrimage / Prayer and Spirituality Opportunities / Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly / Photostory: Sue Atkinson / GIFTED young people in Lewisham & Blackheath / Magna Carta and The Putney Debates: Faith Perspectives on Good Government / Your letters / Worship4Today / New chaplain for Old Royal Naval College / Celebrating the start of the new school year / Let us pray / What’s On / Black History Month / The Lancelot Andrewes Festival - ‘How great a man is here’

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June 2015

Front cover of The Bridge June 2015

Vicar tackles 'Grim Beast in the East' - in a tutu! / 'Growing in the Spirit' at Pentecost / A view from The Bridge - Responding to God's generosity / 55 years a chorister and more... / Andrew is NOT retiring... / New Diocesan staff / Perfect day for the Faith in the Countryside Walk / Bermondsey Churches give thanks for Simon Hughes / IIP Silver Award for St Cecilia's / Celebrating Thamesmead TYM's first year / Mothers' Union at the Cathedral / Photostories: Bishop's Lent Call Service / BAME Dinner / VE Day 70 at St Marks Mitcham / Southwark and Rouen Cathedrals / Holy Trinity School's 'secret recipe' / PARISH SUPPORT FUND - RESOURCING GOD'S MISSION IN SOUTHWARK DIOCESE / Parish Profile: St Hilda with St Cyprian, Crofton Park / First ever Recovery Friendly Church Conference / Ride and Stride for Churches / Armed Police at Cake Sale / Trustees wanted / Mission and Ministry Conversations - your chance to join in again! / St Alfege's 'very special Sunday' / Thomas Trotter returns / WI makes new altar cloths for church school / Postbag / Let us pray / What's On / Southwark celebrates 21 years of the Li Tim-Oi Foundation / Waterloo 200 - and the Waterloo Festival / Jubilee Copes blessed at the Cathedral

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May 2015

Front cover of The Bridge May 2015

The day when the herd came to church / 200 Easter eggs for 'Tommy's' with the help of the local! / A View from The Bridge - Answering the call / New Deputy Diocesan Secretary / Roofing grants for Southwark churches / Photostory - Terry Drummond /  CSI: Easter - The case of the missing body / Statue restored and rededicated / Southwark Golf Day 2015 / Engaging with the Silwood community / Photostory: Confirmations / A healthy church in Thamesmead / Refugee Tales / I Witness - images of hope from Haiti / Photostory: St Nicholas, Godstone / 'What would we have done if we were there?' / Growing in the Spirit / Photostory: Naomi Braithwaite / Taking a fresh look at Non-Stipendiary (or Self-Supporting) Ministry in Southwark / Zimbabwe - a truly spiritual experience / Sharing Perspectives in Jerusalem / ...and from our schools: Our Lady of Lewisham / RAG week raises over £12K / Good news all round for St Cecilia's / God's generosity: our response / Mothers' Union - Just tea and cake? / Washday - spring cleaning for the soul / Let us pray / What's On / Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit XLP / Celebrating the restoration of 'Hawksmoor's finest' / The 2016 Diocesan Pilgrimage - A life changing experience - The Bishop and the Angels

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April 2015

Front cover of The Bridge April 2015

Archbishop visits Southwark church school / South Bank churches / The 'pearl of great price' / Southwark clergy installed as Canons - in Ghana / 'Shared Conversations' on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission / Do you sing Shona? / Classes for 'silver surfers' / Award for Battersea school / The Recovery Friendly Church Conference / Photostory: St Mary, Lewisham / WW1 1914-18: Continuing to Remember / Diocesan Synod Report / Advertisement: Mission Aviation Fellowship / SPIRITUALITY AND AGE - A CHALLENGE FOR THE CHURCH / Parish Profile: Christ Church, Gipsy Hill / BAME Vocations Conference 2015 / US Ambassador visits St Cecilia's / One Minute in Lent / Kick-start for Bermondsey toddler group / Postbag / Let us pray / What's On / Southwark's 'urban champion' bows out / Christ's School Richmond welcomed two Bishops in March / No ordinary bike ride

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March 2015

Front cover of The Bridge March 2015

Happy Birthday Your Highness / 'Near Neighbours' celebrates 800th grant / A View from The Bridge: What does ecumenism mean to you? / From Sherbourne to Southwark / Here to help you... / Parish Support Fund Information Evenings / Ash Wednesday in Waterloo ...and Lewisham / Snow mystery / 'The smallest of all seeds' / Education: "How do we know how good we are as a church school?" / Big response at St Bede's School to God and The Big Bang / Advert: The Real Easter Egg / The Cathedral: Wedding commemoration in aid of Cathedral bells / Canon Jacob Knudsen / 'within the light' - Southwark Cathedral's 2015 Lent Installation / Opportunities / Celebrating enrichment / Mission Action Planning and older people / Equipping Christian leadership in an age of science / ECUMENISM TODAY / Parish Profile: St Peter's, Brockley / The Coexist Pilgrimage / Prayer Book Society Evensong / 'Shared Conversations' on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission / Real Easter Egg UK favourite / Tutors and mentors needed for Bishop's Certificate / Photostory: All Saints Blackheath / Who is my neighbour? / Book NOW for the 2016 Holy Land Pilgrimage / Reviews: Recognition / An Idol Unmasked - a Faith Perspective on Money / New Year under the banyan tree / 2015 Unlock Walk is tribute to Bishop Peter / Postbag / Let us pray / What's on / Fresh Expressions in Southwark / A 'planting adventure' in Barnes / Sacred Space in Kingston

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February 2015

Front cover of The Bridge February 2015

Bishop Christopher joins the Lords / Celebrating Christmas in a tent! / A View from The Bridge - The Bishop's Lent Call / New Assistant Bishop for the Diocese of Southwark / New sub-Dean installed / Ruth Martin / Sydenham community shares Live Nativity / MBE for Sarah Thorley / Blessing the Thames / Photostory: St Nicholas, Sutton / Bishop Christopher visits Community Shop / Award for Community Food Plus Project / 'Thank you' / The Tree of Life / Advertisement - The Real Easter Egg Campaign / Prayers for Peshawar / Attending upon the glory of God / Parish Support Fund - Information Evenings / Volunteer Parish Support Fund Advisers wanted / Cathedral Corner... / Opportunities / 'THE SMALLEST OF ALL SEEDS' - The Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call 2015 / Parish Profile: Croydon, St Andrew / NACE Award for St Saviour's / Pavement art at school opening / Pupils 'clip' church to celebrate 150 years / Southwark Readers visit to India / Postbag / New Resources for Parish Mission Development & Church Growth / Dean of Fresh Expressions / Mission & Ministry Conversations / Diocesan Holy Land pilgrimage / Hearts on Fire Lent Study Course / Hope for Lent / Let us pray / Thamesmead Time Travellers / 'Now a Christian' / Ministry to prisons... / What's On / Bishop to lead Fairness Commission / Simon Parton looks back - and forward / 'Christmas Cheer' at Kenley Station

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