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2020

June 2020

Front cover of The Bridge June 2020

Boosting morale in Carshalton – with help from some friendly faces / A view from The Bridge / Voices from the Communion share COVID-19 experiences / A time for holding together: the annual Cathedral Iftar / Bishop Christopher licenses new priests over Zoom / Prayer and care around the world / It’s Ready, Steady, Cook at The Good Shepherd / ‘Opening their souls to the viewer’ / Walking alone but together in support of Christian Aid / Laptop donation to school shows ‘hope in the future’ / Wallington 92-year-old goes the distance for Christian Aid / Organist ‘walks’ the Camino in lockdown / Church life gets a new look at St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth Common / Courage and challenge in a time of crisis / “Prison staff have exhibited extraordinary courage, away from the public gaze” / Let Us Pray / Diocese marks VE Day with a call for peace / St Michael’s Primary, Southfields hangs out the bunting for VE Day / St Silas, Nunhead honours vicar lost in air raid / St Michael, Barnes rings the bells for VE Day / VE Day memories from St John, Richmond / 

May 2020

Front cover of The Bridge May 2020

Sewing scrubs for the NHS at St Mary, Putney / A marathon fundraising effort in Forest Hill / A view from The Bridge / VE Day service to showcase Diocese’s old family photos / Date for the diary: activities for Ascension, Pentecost and Thy Kingdom Come / Tributes paid to a curate with “inner light” / St Peter, Norbiton mourns death of vicar of 27 years / Board of Education wins approval to build new Kingston secondary / Update from our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe / How Emmanuel, Croydon is building a Church without walls / A call to arms: St Saviour, Crofton Park’s befriending project, Linking Lives UK, picks up the telephone / A journey from exile into hope / East Dulwich church shelters the homeless / Southwark’s hospital chaplains make national headlines / The pandemic and the planet – what next? / Your Gospel is too small – why the environment and climate change are central for Christian faith in the 21st century / Turning to technology to appreciate nature / Writing from the heart: Southwark young people submit Letters for Creation to National Church event / Transforming a wasteland into a community orchard / Green dreams at St John, Waterloo / Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill nominated for green building award / In focus. . . Easter Stories / How an Easter garden bore fruit in Mottingham / All change in Oxted as the Team Churches go online / St Mildred, Addiscombe sing out during lockdown / Redhill primary school staff support local families / The day we didn’t meet the Queen: 2020’s Maundy Gift recipients share their stories

April 2020

Front cover of The Bridge April 2020

Church isn’t closed, just the buildings: facing the Coronavirus crisis together / A view from The Bridge / Let Us Pray / Southwark chaplain joins Nurses’ League / Bishops stand up for climate justice in Parliament Square / PCC Secretaries’ Conference: the chance to refresh relationships / A message from the Diocesan Secretary / Being one Body while we’re apart / Life under lockdown: new ways of being Church / The road to the Resurrection / Follow The Way without leaving the house / Journeying into the past on two wheels / Preparing for a (virtual) prayer walk... / Connecting classrooms from London to Harare / Bishop Christopher gets behind St James, Clapham’s message of hope / St Mary, Balham gives bugs the five-star treatment / Top marks for Redhill CofE primary / Southwark schools step up to help their communities / St John, Caterham Valley choirmaster auctions paintings to raise money for refugees / St Nicholas, Plumstead parishioners awarded the Lancelot Andrewes Medal / Board of Education holds annual general meeting / Rosemarie Mallett installed as Archdeacon of Croydon in Southwark Cathedral / ‘A city on a hill that cannot be hidden’: St Peter, Woodmansterne welcomes new Rector

March 2020

Front cover of The Bridge March 2020

Angelic photo wins £2,000 for St Stephen, Dulwich / Southwark joins Cross of Nails community / A view from the Bridge / USPG stained glass gives sign of hope to the world / Southwark’s Safeguarding Adviser announces move to sports charity / Join the SouthwarkVision celebrations / Woolwich Area Study Day puts spotlight on disability inclusion / St Leonard, Streatham leads response to terror attack / Lancelot Andrewes Medal honour for St Mary, Addiscombe parishioner / “It’s Mossy Church, not Messy Church!” / In the hot seat: design prize for Southwark pupil / Southwark hosts its first Youth Forum / Southwark Diocesan Servers’ Festival 2020 / Croydon Prayer Space prompts deep thought / St Michael, Blackheath to launch youth choir festival / Southwark colleagues make a splash at General Synod / Bishop Richard presents new vicar to St Andrew, Ham / A time to rejoice and celebrate new beginnings / Burstow Church looks to the stars at Epiphany / What's On / ‘He has meant so much to so many’: Diocese gathers to honour departing Archdeacon Chris Skilton

February 2020

Front cover of The Bridge February 2020

The new eco-project that keeps people coming back for more / Welcome to your new-look Bridge / A view from The Bridge / The 2020 Bishop's Lent Call launches in parishes / PSF announcement - we've hit 99% / Grant boosts plans for St John's Brigades / St Stephen, Godstone marks 150 years...and a new life / Bishops join forces at the annual blessing of the river / 'Tree of Hope' offers beacon of light in Kennington / In Focus: Christmas in Southwark / A festival of 'alternative' Christmas trees / Festive gift brings joy to children's hospital / A fest among friends at St Mary, Mortlake / Behind the scenes at the Nativity / Sharing Christmas cheer, and coffee, with weary commuters / Tideway drops in to Cathedral Sing-In / ‘St Nicholas’ pays a visit to St Barnabas, Mitcham / Croydon Minster's starring role / Developing Southwark’s pioneering spirit / In Focus: Holy Week and Passion Plays / 20th anniversary of the Gatton Passion / Measuring up for the Cathedral’s Lent Art Installation 2020 / Artwork for all at Kew Green / ‘Come and share’ at St George Waddon / Bible Study - February / Lecture by the Rt Revd Peter Selby to discuss threat to liberalism / What's On / Science and faith project receives £3.4m grant for ministry training / “They want me to go to Southwark, and I’m going”: Bishop Ronnie Bowlby remembered / Christ Church South Nutfield bids farewell to Alison Way / ‘The resilience, depth of faith and strong hope is inspiring’ /