The Diocese of Southwark Black History Month service took place on Saturday 2 October. It was a joyous occasion, celebrating the diversity of this vibrant diocese. The service at which Bishop Karowei presided and the Revd Les Isaac preached, was followed by workshops tying in with our Diocesan Black History Month theme of Celebrating Business, Science and the Arts. Archdeacon Rosemarie Mallett officially launched the Diocesan Anti-Racism Charter and pack at the event.
“We have been planting and building. Sometimes we have been thinking has this been worth it. I want to say that it has. You have helped make this country over the last 60 years what it is today.” – The Revd Les Isaac
“The intentionality of this Diocese and the Church of England is now! You have to hold us to account to make sure that we, together with you, make this a living document. I am proud to launch this Anti-Racism Charter” – Archdeacon Rosemarie Mallett
Here is a snapshot of the day.
Wonderful @SouthwarkCofE #BHM2021 service at @Southwarkcathed today. A creative variety of voices and music woven into the thanksgiving service. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to put it together and make it happen. https://t.co/FZUn63LLjO
— Rosemarie Mallett #BLMUK (@RosemarieMallet) October 2, 2021
It was a joy to be a part of this wonderful service. Thank you for the opportunity to read the Gospel, share the Good News, and to be present at the launch of the @SouthwarkCofE Anti-Racism Charter. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a good morning! https://t.co/q0LOVssadw
— Gemma Birt (@GemmaBirt) October 2, 2021
Inspirational workshop on Business – 'looking for the gaps' & 'how could this be done better?' 'what are my skills?' #perseverance surround yourself with positive people @foluke & Revd Lotwina@SouthwarkCofE @Southwarkcathed @AMENCofE @BAMEAnglican pic.twitter.com/zJB2a4D38A
— Carol Bates (@Trini_Bates) October 2, 2021
— Tiffany-Alice Ewins (@Tiffewins) October 2, 2021
Find Black History Month events and resources, and download the Anti-Racism Charter, from southwark.anglican.org/antiracism.