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The Bridge

December 2017

Front cover of The Bridge December 2017

Church and community mark 50th anniversary of Hither Green train crash / Second Canon Theologian installed / Bishop Christopher writes / Southwark Curate is new Bishop of Loughborough / Adrian Greenwood is elected to Archbishops' Council / Brian celebrates 40 years as a reader / Shirley church marks 80th / Salfords parishioners walk '50 for 50' / Join Bishop Karowei to 'Feed the Hungry' / Wandsworth school children sleep rough for Crisis / Double celebration at St George, Waddon / Messiaen and the Nativity / The Reverse Advent Calendar / Lay Leadership & Ministry / It's good to talk / Diocesan Synod Report / Awards for Nutfield School governors / Stars support Robes Cathedral Sleepout in sub-zero conditions / 'Zeal for the Gospel and Godly service' / Art and Incarnation / IT skills for 'Silver Surfers' / Launch of Multi Faith Prayer Space for Greenwich Peninsula / Waddon 2017 Diversity Festival / Betchworth's knitted Christmas tree / Sowing the seed online / The Parish Support Fund and Southwark Vision - save the date! / Photocaptions: Malden Remembrance service, St Nicholas visits Mitcham, Bishop Karowei visits All Saints C of E Primary School, Upper Norwood / Welcare's Annual Meeting & Awards presentation / Faith communities pray for peace / There's no place like Home / Photocaption: College of Canons at Cathedral evensong / Bede House looks to the future / Lift high the cross / Maths mastery - and mental health / Let us pray / Faith led initiatives help thousands of Londoners / Review - Doorkins the Cathedral Cat / What's on / Zimbabwe - "now the real work has begun" / 

November 2017

Front cover of The Bridge November 2017

Green Church Award for straw bale building project / Southwark Cathedral hosts visit by the Duke of Kent / New Honorary Canons installed / New Readers admitted & licensed / Lewisham Music spectacular at St Dunstan, Bellingham /  Photocaption - Revd James Bogle Retires after 55 years as a priest / Christ Church, East Greenwich has first 'Weekend Away' / Photocaption - Celebration of Nigeria at St Laurence, Catford / FHL - Christians helping Christians / Volunteers make a difference / Sharing Noah's Pudding / Meet the Mission & Evangelism Department / Parish Profile - Barnes Team Ministry / Review - The Beauty and the Horror / The art of Mentor Chico / Photocaption - The Men's Thing at St John's, Malden / Pakistan comes to Norbury / Southwark 'Schools for Success' / Let Us Pray / What's On / Art, Culture & Representation / Bishop's Clergy Study Day / #GodWithUs

October 2017

Front cover of The Bridge October 2017

Theraputic Garden opens in Lewisham / 'From a galaxy far, far away...' / Selsdon's magnificent seven / SAGE - Ministry to older people / #GodWithUs / Local art on show at Addiscombe Church / Photocaption - Schoolbags blessed at South Norwood / Photocaption - Bishop's Certificate awarded / Furzedown young people's mission to Romania / Hamsey Green church celebrates Diamond Jubilee / Science and Theology / Photocaption - SDBE Eucharist / Meet Southwark's Ecumenical Canons / Cherry Murdoch - new Chair of Welcare / Lunchbox Library / Let Us Pray / Going Deeper - Diocesan Spirituality Day 21 October...and more / 'The Heavens Declare Your Praise' / What's On / Southwark Remembers a genial, loving priest / Black History Month / Sandi Toksvig to support Robes Cathedral Sleepout 

September 2017

Front cover of The Bridge September 2017

God <3 Lambeth / Praying for the people of Barcelona & Cambrils / Five new Honorary Canons at Southwark Cathedral / Being Alongside for 30 years / New Eltham Bible readers / Photocaption: Gilbert and Sullivan evening at St Lawrence Caterham / Book deal for Cathedral Cat / Bishop thanks retired clergy for all their work / Windmill Benefice celebrates Lammastide / Photocaption: Mothers' Union garden party / Hospital Chaplaincy - spiritual care by consent / The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it / Carol Jerwood retires after 30 years service / Diocesan Secretary joines Dioceses Commission / Resources for Creationtide / Children and Young People's Mission & Ministry / Sheep to star in church Open Day / Southwark appoints Historic Churches Support Officer / Victorian Society evening at St John the Divine, Richmond / NCT Grants for Borough Church / Dragon's Den, 'Welbies' and balloon chairs! / Sunday Funday attracts over 600 / Friends of the Holy Land to host Day of Action / Photocaption: David McCall retires after 27 years as a reader / MU event at "just the right moment" / Photocaption: Mayor of Southwark unveils plaque / Croydon primary academy now a 'good' school / Diocesan Iona Pilgrimage / Serve, Enable, Lead: Resourcing Discipleship & Lay Leadership / Tooting celebrates at Community Fun Day / What's On / Cricketing 'clerics' prove no match for young refugees / "Mary - loving Mother of us all" / Time to book for the 2017 Robes SleepOut

July 2017

Front cover of The Bridge July 2017

Pray for our Nation / Church plant grows in Thamesmead / A view from The Bridge / 13 new Deacons ordained... and 17 are 'priested' / 3...2...150 - Kidbrooke's time to celebrate! / Bishops 'meet' at Thamesmead school / Photocaption - Mad Hatter's Tea Party / An extraordinary week in the life of the Cathedral / Original Hawksmoor drawing discovered / Trinity send off for peddling pilgrims / Much more than a game... / New SPAs commisioned / Dulwich parishioner to manager Church investments / Fresh Expressions in Southwark / Stephen Hance to be new Dean of Derby / Ex-Southwark priest to be Archdeacon of Tonbridge / Awards for Mottingham SPAs / Bishop Karowei talks about 'faith, family and football' / Diocesan Synod Report / Photocaption - reception for newly elected Mayors and Chairs / Celebrating 125 years of hospice care / Photocaption - St Anne's Primary School choir / Pentecost confirmations in the Cathedral / Why am I doing this? / Photocaption - St Peter's Day anniversary in Petersham / Trees for every church / Thy Kingdom Come in Sanderstead / The Diocesan Pentecost Service / Building interfaith understanding in the Middle East / Let us pray / A 'reunion' in Lichfield / 'Thy Kingdom Come' in Assisi and Rome / To Lourdes - with 'intentions' / What's On / Children demand Clean Air pledge / Obituary - Revd Canon Roy White / BBC Gardeners' World in Lewisham!

June 2017

Front cover of The Bridge June 2017

Southwark's second new monastic community is born / Christ’s School are National Schools Basketball Champions / Thy Kingdom Come / A view from The Bridge / Sacred Space art exhibition at All Saints, Kingston / Photocaption: baptism at St Francis, Selsdon / Photocaption: Bishop Christopher at St Margaret's Primary School / Celebrating Bernard Mizeki / New Bishop meets retired clergy / UMG welcomes Brockham and Leigh / Faith in the Countryside / Photocaption: Bishop karowei at St Bede's Centre / 'Away from it all' with the MU / New Welcare Chair of Trustees / It's Your Call / Encouraging vocations across the Diocese / Bishop re-dedicates Royal organ / Yes You Can! Supporting Refugees & Asylum Seekers / Parish Profile: St John the Baptist, Eltham / Let us pray / Photocaption: Bishop Christopher at the College of Canons / Journey of the Magi / Perpetual: A Sonic Opera / Christ in Greenwich Now! / What's On / Faith in Action 

May 2017

Front cover of The Bridge May 2017

PC Keith Palmer's Funeral / Canon Theologian commissioned and new Bishop installed / Faith leaders join to condemn terror attacks / Bishop baptises Vicar's son / From St Stephen's to St Stephen's / New church secondary school agreed for Lewisham / Christ Church's marathon effort for the homeless / 'Come to the table of the Lord' / Introducing 'Accessible Light' / Finding God through Parkour / Cathedral Deans meet in Southwark / Finding the Archbishops / Unlocking the potential of historic churches / 'Ascending Together' in Pollards Hill / Parish Profile: Holy Saviour, Croydon / Let Us Pray / Compassionate Hearts / Sutton Organ Scholar off to Leeds / The Bridge Postbag / What's On / Donkeys lead Southfield schools Easter Parade / An Easter to remember / More tea Vicar? /

April 2017

Front cover of The Bridge April 2017

Bishop Karowei Consecrated / Bishop Christopher writes / Teen Sense ... / Photocaption: North Lambeth Vigil / Photocaption: Fr Lorenzo Fernandez-Vicente to become Priest-in-Charge of St Luke's Battersea / WE can build our church! / 'Birthing' Church on Greenwich Peninsula / Photocaption: Funeral of Revd Roly Bain / Voices from around the world at Southwark Cathedral / Cathedral funeral for murdered policeman / Greek Orthodox delegation visits Southwark / The Bridge Postbag / Diocesan Synod Report / Harry Bramma awarded first Lancelot Andrewes Medal / Photocaption: Simnel Cake Bake Off at St James Merton / Croydon Academy rated 'Good' in church inspection / Warden of Readers commissioned / 'But isn't Morris dancing pagan, Vicar?' / There is a green hill far away / Whatever you did for the least of these my brothers... / Theraputic Garden in St Mary's churchyard / Prison Chaplaincy...'In the community' but not 'of the community' / Christian Aid week 2017 / 'Thy Kingdom Come' / This Easter explore Greenwich's Canadian connections / Southwark hosts the Bridewell Service / Sharing stories at PSF Evenings / Heritage Lottery Fund support for Bermondsey church / Let Us Pray / Former Bishop of Kingston dies / Spirituality and Ageing / Photocaption: Unparalleled Pancake Party at St Luke's Whyteleafe / What's On / Together at the consecration service / Two days later Bishop karowei was welcomed into the Woolwich Area

March 2017

Front cover of The Bridge March 2017

Messy Celebration at Southwark Cathedral / A view from The Bridge - Meeting with God / Photocaption - Confirmations / Churches to help the capital bee greener / Outstanding SIAMS for St Cecilia's / #ashestogo / Diamond celebrations at Lingfield / Photocaption - St Mary's Putney debates / Schubert marathon in Addington Church / Marriage and Same Sex Relationships - Bishop christopher writes... / Woolwich Area laity discuss 'Setting God's People Free' report / 'corrodere' - the 2017 Cathedral Lent Installation / New CofE Secondary Schools for the Diocese / CTSL brings church leaders together / Photocaption - Quiet @ St Mary's Beddington / Growing links with Zimbabwe / Meeting Places - five reflections for Lent / Bryan Harris's Parish Profile - All Saint's Blackheath / The 'Lollipop' Deacon / Photocaption - Croydon Area Study Day / 'Visit my Mosque' day / Let Us Pray / Local charity expands service for older people / Photocaption - St Stephen's Lewisham Mothers' Union anniversary / The Bridge Postbag / What's On / Next Year in Jerusalem / New Ecumenical Canons installed / Looking for diamonds / The Parish Support Fund - Save the date and please come!

February 2017

Front cover of The Bridge February 2017

Bishop of Woolwich Appointed / Special service marks restoration of Cathedral bells / A view from The Bridge  - 'The gift of lent' / Coptic Bishop installed as Honorary Ecumenical Canon / Bishops in prison at Christmas / Do you have memories of Bishop David Sheppard? / St Thomas FCI Unity Lecture / A Christmas Journey in Charlton Deanery / Happy Birthday, Jesus and Muhammed / Mayor of London's Carol Service / Repairs funding boost for St Lawrence Catford...and St George the Martyr, Southwark / Photostories - St Anselm, North Lambeth and St Mary's, Beddington Mothers' Union Anniversary / Southwark Distinctive Deacons Ordained / Oswald Clarke CBE / Photostories - St Michael's CofE Primary School, Bishop of Taunton at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Installation of Southwark Cathedral Succentor / The Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call 2017 / Parish Profile - Hurst Green & Crowhurst / Bishop of Southwark supports Holy Land Communiqué / Photostories - Mince Pies and Porridge at Kenley Station and Opening of the Reception Suite at St Paul's CofE Primary, Kingston Hill / What's On / Review of 2016 - What a difference a year makes