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December 2019/January 2020

Front cover of The Bridge December 2019/January 2020

"We did not think that it would happen again" / Advent art at St John, East Dulwich / During this season of Advent / Peter Milligan / Rosemarie Mallett to be the Archdeacon of Croydon / Farewell to Chris Skilton / Bishop Karowei joined church members at St John’s Deptford / Helping young people make choices / Confirmed at the Cathedral / Black History Month Spectacular! / Growing Faith: Churches, Schools and Households / Foodbanks face growing demand / Church Architecture awards ceremony / Safeguarding Creation at Battersea Fields / 'Carroty Wood Bake Off 2!' / An Alternative Christmas / Diocesan Synod Report / Youth Pilgrims visit the Holy Land / Parish Profile: Redhill, St John the Evangelist / Let Us Pray / Christ's School hosts Environmental Film Premiere / Reigate Forum for Change / Listening to older people - and taking them seriously / What's On / ‘Cat in the Hat’ helps launch Nine Elms Advent Calendar / Meanwhile in Greenwich...and in Oxted / London Mayor visits the Peckham Pantry... / ...and Reigate Mayor visits St Matthew's, Redhill Foodbank 

November 2019

Front cover of The Bridge November 2019

Church opens Croydon’s second ‘Food Stop’ / Doorkins Magnificat retires / The Rt Revd Farai Mutamiri - the new Bishop of Harare / A view from The Bridge / Farewell service in February for the Venerable Chris Skilton / Harvest with a difference at St Mary, Addington / Lancelot Andrewes Medal for long-serving Eltham priest / Theology college celebrates students’ success / To Be a Pilgrim... / Six new Readers admitted and licensed / Music Mark for St Cecilias / Stephen Roberts to retire next August / ‘Showcasing’ St Paul’s Church / Bringing country life to Kennington / “Building a bonfire.... building a community” / Meanwhile in Merton / Photocaption: Diocesan Clergy Conference / The making of a modern Church 'hero' / Helping children to make sense of Easter / Good News from Kingston Deanery / Ministry to people with Dementia / Parish Profile: Eltham Park, St Luke / Let Us Pray / New look for The Bridge / Old Vic stars visit school / From Generation to Generation: Black History Month Celebration at Southwark Cathedral / Bee-ing kind in Battersea / Vauxhall Tide / The wheels on the bus don’t go round & round!

October 2019

Front cover of The Bridge October 2019

Refreshing Church / A view from The Bridge / 'Rewriting The Story' / Changes comng for PCCs / Bermondsey church celebrates 150 years / All Churches Trust helps fund summer holiday meals / St Mildred’s Church Addiscombe website has been shortlisted in the “Most Engaging Small Church website” category in the Premier Digital Awards / N.Lambeth parishioners take the road to the Isles / Rotherhithe artist shows water colour in Sunday Times exhibition / Philip Fletcher celebrates 40th Anniversary as a Reader / 54 people receive the Bishop’s Certificate / Board fo Education starts the academic year with Cathedral service / It's anti-alvery day on Friday 18 October / Walworth school-children take part in Action Against Climate Change March / Celebrate Black History Month / Putting the Southwark Vision at the heart of everything we do / It shouldn’t work, but I would do it all again / You are invited to ‘sleep out’ to help rough-sleepers / ‘What are you expecting?’ / Inter faith walk in Peckham / Parish Profile: West Norwood, St Luke / Let us pray / Look out for Inter Faith Week 10-17 November / What's On / The Rt Revd Robert Kerr (Roy) Williamson

September 2019

Front cover of The Bridge September 2019

‘Cycling up Smoothies’ at Tooting Community Fun Day / Southwark Synod votes to work towards being an Eco Diocese / A view from The Bridge / The Venerable Frederick Hazell / Black History Month 2019 / Dr Rowan Williams on the life of Conrad Noel / Kingston Deanery Funeral Scheme / Joining the dots: mission in everyday faith / St John's Garden Room is now open! / Diocesan Synod Report / ‘The faith of Zimbabwe’s people is extraordinary. It stands as a lesson.’ / Celebrating 800 years of Christian presence at the heart of Richmond / St James Hatcham Book Festival / Comings & Goings / the bells of St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe / Double trouble at St Michael’s School / Murder in the Cathedral / Parish Profile: St Alban, South Norwood / Let Us Pray / Back to School / Welcome and outreach to older people / What's On / Southwark Cathedral marks thirtieth anniversary of Marchioness disaster / Upcycling at Limpsfield

July/August 2019

Front cover of The Bridge July/August 2019

Ordained for ministry in Southwark Diocese / A view from The Bridge / Standing together to combat serious youth violence / 'Church on the Hill' celebrates diamond jubilee / Photocaption: Revd Margaret Mabbs meets Archibishop of Canterbury / Second anniversary of London Bridge attack commemorated in the Cathedral / Photcaption: Trish Arathoon of Holy
Trinity, Upper Tooting, has raised over £30,000 for The Children’s Society / Nursery to Sixth Form C of E school opens in Greenwich / Photocaption: St Peter, Limpsfield mural / Whoosh is 17 going on 18 / Your Lent Call donations help the Church Army in Nairobi / Iftar shared at All Saints Kingston / Christ Church CE Primary Battersea visit Chelsea Flower Show / Reflecting the increasing global diversity in Southwark Diocese / And the band played on...at the Christian Aid Fair / Woolwich readers walk the Darenth Valley / Photocaption: Mayors, Council Chairs and Chief Executives gathered at Bishop's House / SPA Treasurer ‘recognised’ as Lay Ministry changes / Eight New SPAs commissioned / Don't just take a holiday - make a pilgrimage / ‘When the Day of Pentecost had come...’ / A Song for the Season of Creation / Photocaption: 31 candidates confirmed at Southwark Cathedral / Photocaption: Nine different languages join in the Acts Pentecost reading at St James Merton / Parish Profile: Charlton United Benefice / A big day out with the DAC / Southwark members take the lead at General Synod / Photocaption: Parishioners from St Anne’s Church, Kew met local MP Zac Goldsmith to express concerns about climate change / Lewisham’s Canterbury Tale / Let us pray / The day we went to the House of Lords / Stay calm & keep serving! / Postbag / What's On / Welcare celebrates 125 years of service / Diocese awarded £3.1million for Strategic Development projects / Caterham's three-legged ministry begins!

June 2019

Front cover of The Bridge June 2019

Southwark celebrates 25 years of women priests / A view from The Bridge / Archdeacon of Croydon to retire in the New Year / New Warden of Readers commissioned / Visit from the Dean of Bergen / Christ's School Richmond's basketball success / Thy Kingdom Come / Celebrating and praying for Sierra Leone on the occasion of 58 years of independence / Surrey Muslim communities 'horrified' by Sri Lankan atrocities / Royal Maundy recipients / 'Garden Cocoon Space' in Cathedral's herb garden / First Deanery Leadership Teams commissioned / 40 years a Reader / Congratulations Joyce...100 not out / Could your church use some new kneelers? / Here ARE we - 25 years on / Parish Profile - Christ Church Colliers Wood / Let us pray / South Africa honours "The Church's Secret Agent" / Revd Martin Thomas runs the London Marathon / Do you know about Mothers' Union holidays? / Bishop Christopher attends the launch of Peckham Pantry / What's On / Schools bring Lent Call gifts to the Cathedral / SDCAS needs your help / Southwark Cathedral to mark 2nd anniversary of London Bridge attacks

May 2019

Front cover of The Bridge May 2019

Standing Together Against Violence / A view from The Bridge / Pentecost services different this year / Woolwich Area Readers' AGM and Re-licensing / The Revd Ruth Scott / New Rector at Betchworth & Buckland / Abbey Wood celebrates hall restoration / Croydon MU marks Lady Day / The Easter Journey in Charlton Deanery / Praying for the people of Sri Lanka / Southwark Cathedral Chrism Eucharist / New Faces at St Cecilia's and the Cathedral / My Front Door / St John's School mural dedicated / 'Flash' appeal raises funds for cyclone relief in Chimanimani / Will you 'Circle the City'? / Welcare: 125 years supporting families / Parish Profile: Reigate, St Mark / "By giving a little, we gain a lot" / Lent Talks for the whole parish! / Let us pray / RE Week at Christ Church Primary School, Battersea / Building the spiritual life of older people / What's On / "We couldn't rustle up a real donkey..." / A 'secret' garden opens to the public / Lambeth Awards for Southwark Priests

April 2019

Front cover of The Bridge April 2019

Forest Hill comes together to pray for peace in the community / As we look forward to Easter morning / New Warden of Readers / Photocaption: Greetings from Bishop Wilfred Wood / Our link Dioceses need your help NOW / Footfall - A Lenten Installation / Ascension, Balham launches new community hub cafe / In Richard Burbage's footsteps / Bishop Christopher 'tickles the ivories' / 100 attend WEA Lay Day / Croydon marks Holocaust Memorial Day / Join Christians around the world to pray 'Thy Kingdom Come' / Southwark Diocese responds to the attacks on Christchurch mosques / The Revd James McKinney (1952-2019) / Chaplain to the Queen visits St James Hatcham Primary School / Southwark People: Comfort Idowu-Fearon / The Music of Easter / Three hundred voices make ‘a joyful noise’! / Come and celebrate Welcare's 125 years / Southwark curates make pilgrimage to the Holy Land / BAME Vocations Weekend / Diocesan Synod Report / Servers visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea / Let Us Pray / 300 people share the Vision / A quiet corner in South Wimbledon / What's On / Southwark MU opens a new chapter at Festival Service / ‘Next year in Jerusalem’

March 2019

Front cover of The Bridge March 2019

Duchess of Cornwall visits St John's Angell Town / A view from The Bridge / The Revd James McKinney / Unlock shines a light in SW London / The Revd Ruth Scott / Abiding in Christ / Using your Church for Mission / Garden is a 'special place' / New group for Japanese Anglicans / Historic event for Croydon University Hosptial Trust / A colourful blessing from the Bishop / Bridge Postbox / A new building and a new Chaplain for St Gabriel's College / 'Lost' Bach passion to be performed / Remembering the Holocaust / A Day of Prayer for Mothers / Review: Addiction and Pastoral Care / Lent...a time to consider change / "Recovery is very simple and very possible because we trust in God" / Southwark Vision: Making it Happen! / Parish Profile: Christ Church, Peckham / Diocesan cricket team at ‘crossroads’ / Mothers’ Union – ‘Communicating English’ / Visit ushers new era for relations with Korean Church / ‘In the footsteps of the Holy Family’ / Caterham’s Lego churches build momentum / Let us pray / Photocaption: Bishops on the move in Amritsar / Croydon MEACC celebrates young people / What's On / Oxted Rector is consecrated Bishop of Ramsbury / You’re never too old! / ‘Next year in Jerusalem’

February 2019

Front cover of The Bridge February 2019

Dunk...splash...and ripple... / A view from The Bridge - A Happy and Peaceful New Year / Sue receives FCO award for tackling religious persecution / Obituaries / Bishops visit prisons over Christmas / 'Innovative and fantastic' - Alternative Christmas Trees / Cheam Mothers' Union celebrates 100 years / Lent - ‘an intentional wilderness experience’ / Archbishop Idowu-Fearon to speak at Southwark BAME Vocations Conference / "Light your Christingles" / St Mary’s school reaches out to the local community / Photocaption: The Magi arrive at the Parish Mass at St James Church, Merton on Epiphany morning / Beyond Chaplaincy / Revd Richard Sewell installed as Honorary Canon at Southwark Cathedral / Photocaption: Bishop Christopher presented the Revd Canon Owen Beament MBE with the Lancelot Andrewes medal / The Pan-London Churches Serious Violence Summit / Parish Profile: St Peter & St Paul, Battersea / Bishops engage with Christians in the Holy Land / Zimbabwe Update / The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call 2019 / Welcome back Bishop Peter / ‘Utterly dedicated and steadfast’ and ‘a great person to be around’ / Christ’s School in top 2% for sports / Let Us Pray / Postbag / ReIGNITE 2021 appeal receives a major boost / What's On / Two congregations meet to bless London’s river / Solar panels help to value God’s creation /