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The Bridge

The monthly newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark

December 2004

Santa goes to school ... in Southwark Cathedral / David Gerrard bids farewell / Bishop Tom's Christmas message / OLM Graduation Ceremony at Wychcroft / "Such a successful day ..." / Centenary Pilgrimage planned / 'Bless this school ...' / The Windsor Report / Women Bishops in the Church of England? - The Rochester Report / Parish profile: St Margaret's, Putney / Synod Report / My Favourite Carol / ... and a countdown to your Christingle service / Rebuilt Catford church opens this month / SANA says thnaks for Lent Call cash / Lent Call aids Zimbabwe feeding programme / InSpire at St Peter's church / Bishop Richard's 'Great North Run' / Civic award for Balham Vicar / Kidbrooke project in Church Army Annual Review / People whose small choices made a difference / Book reviews / BMEF 10th Annual Conference / Your Letters / Working Together - another first for Southwark / Pastoral Care - Women's work? / Cursillo at Wychcroft / Let us pray / What's On / Archbishop George comes to Sydenham / In memory of Dwayne / Crossword.

November 2004

Random Good Deeds / Wallington Superstars! / Princess Royal at Cathedral School / View from the Bridge / Southwark People / Parish Profile: St Bartholomew, Sydenham / Newsround / Regenerating Our Churches / Croydon to Vsetin / Book Review / Your Letters / Jenni's jump for charity / Gulu - Lent Call water flows / Richmond & Barnes at Brighton TJM rally / People Places Prayer / Let Us Pray / What's On / Clergy share Rumours of Glory / Young at heart / 'Suffer little children...' / Crossword.

October 2004

Church Leaders visit Greenwich Peninsular / Tobias at Waterloo / View from the Bridge / Southwark People / Soul in the City / Greenbelt / Redhill youngsters make a splash! / Parish Profile: St Mary the Virgin, Farleigh / Your letters / The reality of life in occupied Palestine / Top counter-tenor to perform in Redhill / How one church celebrated Racial Justice Sunday / 'Angels over Vauxhall' / Jenni's charity jump / Book review / Newsround / Warlingham pilgrims in 'ABC' country / Congratulations / German visitors in Redhill / Let us pray / What's On / Belly dancing in Wimbledon ... / ... and balloons over the South Bank / Launch event goes with a spring (and a back flip)! / Centenary reminders. 

September 2004

Bishop Colin's farewell service / just10 / In colour! / View from the Bridge / Bishop Colin's farewell / Double celebration for Walworth trailblazer / Croydon churches celebrate with flowers / Cross returned after 60+ years / St George's Tolworth 70th birthday / Parish Profile: St Mark's, Battersea Rise / Your letters / St James's Day ... in Bears Wood / fire@inSpire / Fast-Track / Training matters / Resource Exchange opens October / To be a pilgrim ... / Synod report / Avoiding climate catastrophe / Church school children visit Sikh Gurdwara / Manicaland Education Secretary visits Southwark / How a TV programme cured my 'four legged' phobia / St Swithun's, Purley Golden Jubilee / Book Review: The Parish / Newsround / In memory of Bishop Jim / A Roadmap to Higher Achievement / Lighting candles in the Hindu Mandir / 20 years of Priests in the Workplace / Let us pray / What's On / People Places Prayer update / Agape tour comes to Southwark / Best Kept Churchyard finalist / Bishop Richard - Great North Run / 10 years of women's priesthood celebration.

July/August 2004

Celebrating Cathedral School's 300 years / New Archdeacon of Southwark / Southwark's first Lay Canons installed / View from the Bridge / Countess of Wessex visits the Cathedral / In the Birthday Honours list / Ordained at Petertide / Your letters / Vibrant festival links church and community / Parish Profile: All Saints, Hatcham Park /Where bears dare / From Chief Nursing Officer to Curate / Newsround / All In A Good Cause / Lifeboat launched in memory of Marchioness victims / Bishop Colin Buchanan / Archbishop launches 'The Parish' / Kingston visits Zimbabwe / Racial Justice Sunday is 12 September / Book Review / The Rev. Peter Atkinson RIP / 'Shine the light of hope into dark lives' / Let Us Pray / What's On / People Places Prayer / A fond goodbye to a wise woman.

June 2004

Children bring Lent Call gifts to the Cathedral / Freedom of Southwark for D B-S / View from the Bridge / New Director of Education / History comes alive at St Mary's / Best feet forward ... / Parishes celebrate 70 years of serving their communities / Bishop Colin in Battersea / Your letters / Ann Williamson remembered / A day out in Southwark ... / A 'happy and significant occasion' / Talking and dancing ... / Correction to May edition / Training matters! / The Passion of the Christ / Voting on 10 June / Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare / The Goat / Children who enjoy school on Saturday / Walk the bridges with Noddy / 25th birthday for homeless project / Let Us Pray / What's On / Southwark WelCare gives thanks / Archdeacon of Southwark / Nearly time to say goodbye ... / Crossword.

May 2004

Desmond Tutu back in Southwark / 86 confirmed in the Cathedral at Easter / View from the Bridge / Southwark People / Your letters / Parish Profile: St Mary, Bletchingly / Felbridge parish 'on the move' / Emmanuel Fairtrade Fashion Show / It wouldn't be Palm Sunday without a donkey - or two... / When The Vicar Leaves ... / Mothers' Union celebrates 'the family' / Mayor of London election hustings / Happy 80th! / The wall / Charity refuses money! / Bridging the gap / Mayday chaplaincy hosts baby memorial service / Newsround / Summer School for everyone / Book reviews / Sydenham Summer Festival / Cooks from across the globe / The Carers' Christian Fellowship / Let Us Pray / What's On / Where are they now? / COB's swansong / Crossword.

April 2004

Zimbabwe - Bishop talks of a country in crisis / Rest-oration / "Be not weary of well doing" / Southwark People / Your letters / Parish Profile: St Anne's, Kew / Rwanda - 10 years after / The day 201 bishops came to Emmanuel / Eltham Parish Church listens to the community / The Bishop's Lent Call / Synod Report / A day of 'exchange and fellowship / PCCs - and how to survive them / How 'well kept' is your churchyard? / Come and celebrate Immanuel's 150th / LEAT launch of HIV/AIDS book / Book review / Three new Faithworks Community Awards / Let Us Pray / What's On / ... and Joseph came to meet them - in his supermarket trolley! / Archbishop opens St Cecilia's School / Crossword.

March 2004

Panto time in East Sheen / It'll be great when they finish it! / View from the Bridge / Southwark People - Obituaries: Canon John Ardley; Cyril Bridgland; Eileen Pinnegar / Your letters / Parish Profile: All Saints Peckham / New Urban Resource Exchange / All Saints West Dulwich rebuilds / Southwark school song in Christian Aid book / 'Give us this day our daily bread' / I was 'blind' - now I see a little more / Chapel's Candlemas confirmation / New Readers admitted / Women's World Day of Prayer / World's fastest growing church leads UK conference / Book Review: The UK Church Fundraising Handbook / Boateng and Aitken sing Stepping Stones' praises / Let Us Pray /  What's On / Deptford marks Marlowe's birthday / Eric celebrates 50 years as an organist / BBC to record Stainer's Crucifixion in your Cathedral / Purr-fect / Crossword.

February 2004

Bishop Colin will retire in the summer / Southwark Seminar on Human Sexuality / ... one in a tractor, one in a car! / View from the Bridge / Southwark People / International Year of the Family / Obituaries / A time to "dream dreams" / Your letters / Parish Profile: Emmanuel Croydon / Croydon celebrates Archbishop Whitgift / Golden year for Peckham church / Felbridge church remembers the last 'lord of the manor' / Southwark Seminar - the main speakers / Archdeacons' comings and goings / Breaking the cycle of homelessness and re-offending / Edward Probert visits Zimbabwe / Newsround / Let Us Pray / What's On / "Bless our river ..." / A load of old rubbish / Southwark Snowball warms the heart / Crossword.

December 2003/January 2004

Archbishop 'In-Spired'! / Archdeacons - a farewell and a welcome / Bishop Tom's Christmas message - The Ambiguity of Christmas / Southwark People / Your Letters / Mayor opens 'Fair Enough' / Parish Profile - St Andrew's, Ham / Parishes work together to support children's spirituality / Parishes say 'thanks' for 14,000 visits / Cologne initiative taken up in Croydon / War 'not inevitable' says Bruce Kent / Christmas around the world / Synod report / Newsround / Angell Town gives a helping hand to Ghanaian students / Prisoners care - continuing need / Bishop of Manicaland at Bishop's Council / Fundraising in Mortlake / Archbishop aloft in London / Lent Call record year / 'Our Mission, Our Money' roadshows well attended / OLMs new tradition is born / Let us pray / What's On / Diocesan Certificate in Christian Discipleship 2004 / Vocational Guidance Units 2004 / Breaking down the 'Uni' barriers / Bishop Nick joins Christ Church, Sutton for 'triple celebration' / Crossword.