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Christmas/New Year 2018

Front cover of The Bridge Christmas/New Year 2018

Southwark Cathedral hosts 'violent crimes summit' / Garages ADVENTure starts the build up to Christmas in Sanderstead / Discovering Christmas anew / Southwark celebrates the life and work of former Provost, David Edwards OBE / Celebrating 150 years of worship at St Mary, Addiscombe / Gold award for Acts 435 crowd funding website / Southwark Cathedral supports #RedWednesday / From Tooting to Ethiopia / Diocesan Synod report / Time capsule marks the launch of Reignite 2021! / 'Lest we forget...' / Greenwich comes to life again with Advent Windows / The Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call 2019 / CofE all-through single-site school is Greenwich’s first / St Stephen’s Church - looking back... looking forward / Changing lives through the Parish Support Fund / On Christmas night all Christians sing... / Owen blows the whistle for ‘full-time’ - after 44 years in the same parish / St Barnabas Dulwich celebrates William McVicker’s 30 years as Director of Music / Review: A Most Unladylike Occupation / ‘The Power of Love’ - Bishop Michael Curry book launched at Southwark Cathedral / Faith & Belief Community Awards 2018 / Going forward in 'Peace and Reconciliation / 'Lift High the Cross' / Legacy launches new Diocesan Fund / Five (and 15 young people) go to Carroty Wood.. / Vicki and Geoff share Railway Adventures / Photocaption: St Nicholas visits St James, Merton / Let Us Pray / What's On / Exclusive Doorkins Christmas cards and baubles! / Bishop of Croydon sleeps rough for homeless charity / 70 affirm their faith in Jesus Christ

November 2018

Front cover of The Bridge November 2018

70/70 Vision - History, Story, Legacy / Bishop Cleophas in London for talks on tackling malaria / Oxted Rector to be Bishop of Ramsbury / Reader Licensing service / Diocesan Retirement Officer to stand down / Photocaption: Bishop of Woolwich meets personnel from the Royal Anglican Regiment / Famous faces support the CRE call for 'Churches for All' / Photocaption: St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, awarded Growing Calm Award at Church Times Green Health Awards / St Leonard's War Memorial to be re-installed / Photocaption: Rededication of Old Chapter House of the Ancient Priory of Our Lady at Merton / Reaching Out, Growing Together - Reigate Archdeaconry Conference / Centrespread: 'O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness' / Clergy Study Day / Raise Your Voices / Photocaption: Last new corbel installed at Southwark Cathedral / Parish Profile: St Barnabas, Purley / Let Us Pray / Song Without Words / Good News Stories / What's On / 'She decided that although she was ill, she wanted to make a difference / Upgrade for Abbey Wood church hall

October 2018

Front cover of The Bridge October 2018

'Stripes of Peace' and fun in the rain / ‘Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!’ / Dean Kittredge becomes Southwark’s third Canon Theologian / A view from the Bridge - 'I was once asked “Why celebrate Black History Month?”' / N Dulwich Boys’ Brigade and ‘The Unremembered Wreath Challenge’ / North Lambeth’s Communion ...on the beach / St Stephen’s Art Competition / Photocaption: St Stephen, Lewisham at the Bishop of Fulham's Lay Congress / Parish Profile: The Good Shepherd with St Peter, Lee / Richard Sewell to be an Honorary Canon / Eco Matters / Metamorphosis - in the changing world / Cathedral to celebrate 'a life well lived' / Photocaption: St Stephen, Lewisham Mothers Union sports day / Black History Month: ‘It’s about being human and being together’ / Black History Month 2018 in Southwark / Visitors from Zimabwe’s newest Diocese / TYM camp at Soul Survivor / Let Us Pray / All is safely gathered in? Maybe not... / Serious Violence Summit at Southwark Cathedral / Supporting destitute people in your parish / What's On / First consecration of a woman Bishop to take place in Southwark Cathedral / A Canterbury Tale... Hispanic Mission pilgrims celebrate historic first Mass in Spanish in the Cathedral

September 2018

Front cover of The Bridge September 2018

Strictly for the birds! / The Archdeacon and the dragon / Croydon Area Office has relocated / Stop and think...and pray / Were you baptised at St Mary, Addiscombe? / Using social media & websites to reach out / Children's choir are Lambeth Country Show-stoppers / Outwood Heritage Day launches vital repair project / 125 years of the Mothers' Union in Surbiton / Parish Profile: Kennington, St John the Divine / Spreading the good news - online / Photocaption: commissioning of Revd Dr Raewynne Whiteley / Lusitanian Bishop visits St James, Merton / School children's murals brighten Balham church / The Revd Andrew Zihni reviews: Enfolded in Christ / 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them' / Meantime...in Greenwich / Calling all former pupils / Collective Worship is an essential part of life at Reigate Parish Church Primary School / A unique opportunity to ‘get up close’ to a unique ceiling / 'They were a wall unto us, both by night and day' / Let us pray / Combating loneliness in later life - how can the Church help? / Things are 'looking up' on One Tree Hill / What's On / Bishop opens new hall at Redhill's oldest church / Photocaption: 29th anniversary of the sinking of the Marchioness pleasure boat / Holiday at home - A ‘Wonderland’ of fun... / PLUS - ‘Zero to Hero’ in Purley and ‘Summer at the Movies’ in Reigate

July 2018

Front cover of The Bridge July 2018

Aquí adoramos en español e inglés (Here we worship in Spanish and English) / Bishop Christopher joins NHS 70th Anniversary celebrations at King’s College Hospital / A view from The Bridge - the joy of reading / A great morning at St Mildred's / A 'Messy' first for the Cheam Team / 'Get Together' celebrates priest's 40th anniversary / Photocaption: Mothers' Union Summer of Hope appeal at Southwark Cathedral / Diocesan Synod Report / The Venerable Martin Baddeley / Iftar at St Anselm's / Photocaption: New Honorary Canon & Lay Canons / 'Exploring Christian Spirituality' / Photocaption: St Agnes Kennington Park / Brides & Blooms in Oxted Church / Southwark priest is new Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem / Bishops visit Zimbabwe Link Dioceses / The view from here... / Bridge readers choose...My holiday reading / The 'Spirit of Windrush' / 2018 Spa Commissioning Service / Let Us Pray / WOW (WithOut Walls) Church / Malden MU Marks 110th anniversary / Affirming hospital chaplaincy / What's On / 'Broken Beauty' in Southwark Cathedral / Cathedral hosts commemoration service for London Bridge attack / ...and later that day holds a second Grand Iftar

June 2018

Front cover of The Bridge June 2018

Celebrating 'the light of Christ' at Pentecost / Barbara Lane and Jill Sandham receive Lancelot Andrewes medal / People don't choose to be refugees / Archetypes and archives / The Very Revd David Edwards / New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Finance / Bishop Christopher condemns the violence in Gaza / Cafe concert for Christian Aid / Sun shines on St George in Southwark / 'In Mary Sumner's footsteps' / Want to learn how to be a pastor? Go on a prayer walk with your Bishop! / 'Appeal for the peal' / Remembering the London Bridge attack / Embracing Diversity / 'Messy Readers' renew commitment / Photocaption: Cathedral Confirmations / College of Canons meet / Photocaption: Florence Nightingale garden blessed / Centrespread: Seeking sanctuary, new homes, friends and a secure future/ Parish Profile: St Matthew, Redhill / Abp Tenison pupil wins BBC2 Young Brass Award / Nutfield church school 'outstanding' / Open Season at Saint Cecilias / Let us pray / Social Care: Whose Problem? / 'Growing Together' / Welcare relaunches its services in Greenwich / New YMCA St Paul's Group is commissioned / What's On / Thy Kingdom Come in Southwark / Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call Service

May 2018

Front cover of The Bridge May 2018

Bishop speak out for the 'Windrush' children / "...for hope & reconciliation" / Thy Kingdom Come / The betrayal of commonwealth immigrants in Britain / 'Windrush - portrait of a generation' / Vicars shine Redhill shoes for Maundy Thursday / Mothering Sunday at St Richard's, Ham / Palm Sunday in South Croydon / Pop-up Church at Waterloo Station / New Canon Missioner for Southwark Diocese / Memorial service marks 25 years since the murder of Stephen Lawrence / Bishop's Advisor for Hospital Chaplaincy / Honorary Canons appointed / REQM for Thamesmead School / Jesus-shaped Evangelism - a journey on the road to Emmaus / Parish Profile: St Mary, Newington / Plaque celebrates the diver who saved Winchester Cathedral / Southwark Diocese in Messy Church first / Let us pray / Social Justice and the Common Good / Happy to help... / Constantine the Great and Christianity in Roman Britain / What's On / Horley Team Ministry celebrates three anniversaries / Archbishop Angaelos at Southwark Cathedral / Sally's 50-mile Easter prayer walk / What did you do on London Marathon Day?

April 2018

Front cover of The Bridge April 2018

Marking 300 years of Hawksmoor's Church /  Archbishop Josiah commissioned as an Honorary Assistant Bishop / The joy of our Easter faith / Welcare supporting children and families in Greenwich / Stations of the Cross - Community Art at St John, Hurst Green / Eileen Ripley - 100 years old! / A day for celebration and sadness / Maundy purse nominations / Move over Mary Baker / Diocesan Synod Report / Church/Mosque twinning celebrated at Lambeth Palace / 'Nearer God's heart in a garden...' / St Barnabas, Clapham Common Parish Profile / ‘Life Events’ seminar in Reigate / Rhyme Time at Windmill Manor / Let Us Pray / Landmark church to get a welcome make-over / Pioneer Minister in the Arts for Southwark / What's On / 'A moment in time never to be forgotten' / 

March 2018

Front cover of The Bridge March 2018

'Ashes-to-Go' / A Lenten journey to the land of the 'living stones' / A view from The Bridge / Lancelot Andrewes Medal for 'invaluable part of the team' / Professor Solomon Pratt / Senior church leaders gather in South London / Students ask; 'What makes a good city?' / Photocaption: Merton Priory Team Ministry quiz party / Cloud of 'Doubt' - Southwark Cathedral's Lent Installation / 'All Change' on the DAC / St John's marks 25th anniversary of restoration / Celebrating lay leadership and lay ministry in Southwark Diocese / Lay Champions reception / St Augustine's College celebrates its students / Sue Atkinson to run her 10th marathon / let us pray / Back as he wrote it... / New Chair for USPG / Governing Body Clerking / What's On / CofE issues Lent Plastic Challenge / Bishop to lead two Autumn pilgrimages / The Parish Support Fund and Southwark Vision - 2018 meetings 

February 2018

Front cover of The Bridge February 2018

Royal Couple at Southwark Cathedral Service of Light / Listening to the young people of the Holy Land / New Canon Missioner for the Diocese / Heritage of St Alfege Church to be revealed thanks to National Lottery / North Lambeth - 'Kicking against the wall' / Bishops in prison at Christmas / 'Church Heroes' honoured in balham and Tooting awards / Christmas gift from Streatham 'seniors' / New Bishop of London is former Southwark priest / Mental Health Matters - it could be you! / Blessing London's Bridge and River / Photocaption: trees for sacred spaces planted at St Mark's, Surbiton / The Southwark Vision / Parish Profile: St Patrick, Wallington / It's your call...where is God calling you? / Photocaption: Historic carving replacement at Southwark Cathedral / St Bede's gets RE seal of approval... / ... and Nutfield School gets REQM Gold award / Review - Experiencing Music: Restoring the Spiritual / Let us pray / Funding repairs to historic churches / Photocaption: Jubilee Vestments blessed / The Parish Support Fund and Southwark Vision - 2018 meetings / What's On / The Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call 2018