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The Bridge

The monthly newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark

December 2005

'And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us ...' / Octavia Hill Estates / Two degrees for Bishop / A momentous year of celebration ... and pain / UPA Parish increases planned giving by 125% / Sahara trek for Gilly / Around Southwark / Parish Profile: West Dulwich, All Saints / Your Letters / Welcare - strengthening families / Faith to Faith / Book Review / Christian Street Pastors for Kingston / Synod Report / From the Presidential Address / All our yesterdays / Angels and Devils / Operation Christmas Child / Ecumenical project continues to grow / Let us pray / What's On / What do you know about Christmas? / Win the new Libera CD.

November 2005

Faith In Action! / A View from The Bridge / Around Southwark / Burstow celebrates in sound and light / Newsround / Parish Profile: St Peter's, Lee / Your Letters / Twenty new readers licensed / Planting and growing churches / Michaelmas ordinations / The Archbishop drops in for lunch / A book for Christmas / 'The Carol Collection' / Training Matters / Southwark Churches (Centenary) Open Week / Let us pray / What's On / Decorated Christmas trees fill a village church / Annual conference celebrates young black people / Crossword.

October 2005

Well and truly OPEN! / A View from The Bridge / Around Southwark / Open Week around the Diocese .... / Parish Profile: St Stephen's, Wandsworth and St Michael's, Southfields / Lord Nelson and Merton / Kick London / Making trade fairer / All Our Yesterdays / Where was the first public lending library in England? / Walking to 'Make Poverty History' / Thames Path improved / Xpedition force in Worcester Park / 242 years service to the church / Helping Sri Lanka rebuild after the tsunami / What's On / More Open Week ...

September 2005

Vicar swaps pulpit for frying pan / Stephen Roberts is installed as Archdeacon of Wandsworth / A View from The Bridge / Around Southwark / Parish Profile: St John's, Peckham / Your Letters / Zimbabwe / Synod Report / Celebrating Faith in Action / Southwark Churches Open Week / All Our Yesterdays / Southwark school's link with Africa / Let Us Pray / What's On / Southwark teenagers walk to Canterbury / Landlubbers in Croydon / The night the stars came out in Peckham / Crossword.

July 2005


The day Southwark became a Diocese / A Century of People, Places and Prayer / Statement from Bishop Tom after the London bombings / Robert Titley is new DDO / 'Temporary' building celebrates 50 years / 'about to receive' / Southwark People / Celebrating Harvest in Southwark today / Use your Loaf* /Focusing on the Ministry of Healing / Newsround / Making a song and dance for Africa / Lisa's on the Fringe / 'Full house' for interfaith event / The Bridge helps make wedding weekend a success / Bike ride raises £6,000 / MU at Cathedral for Annual Festival / Remembering Mizeki ... and praying for Zimbabwe / Opening the hall to the whole community / CBE for Sanderstead SPA / Friends of All Saints Celebrate / The General Synod - could you stand for election? / What's On / Southwark Memorial Service for Bishop Hugh / Five new Honorary Canons for Southwark Cathedral / Seven Leavers Services in one week at Cathedral / Crossword / How you celebrated Southwark's Centenary - pictures from the Lambeth Palace celebrations / How you celebrated Southwark's Centenary - pictures from Sunday at the Cathedral.

June 2005

Bishop Hugh Montefiore dies / The Centenary celebrations begins / Libera fever / View from the Bridge / Around Southwark / Bishop's Lent Call Service / The lights go on again at All Saints / Parish Profile: St Paul's, Newington / Your letters / The Church and 'the Elderly' / A Bernard Mizeki Pilgrimage / Bishop Ismail visit in July / Celebrating Southwark's Centenary / The Diocesan Centenary Pilgrimage / Youth day at the Palace / Let Us Pray / What's On / Riding Lights in Mortlake / Bishop Hugh's funeral / How far is it to Canterbury? / Pentecost starts Centenary Celebration.

May 2005

Woolwich welcomes new Area Bishop / Perry Hill celebrates new parish church / View from the Bridge / Balham gets to celebrate 150 years / New chaplaincy service for all faiths / Newsround / Southwark People / Parish Profile: St Swithun's, Purley / Your letters / The Church of the Future / Is prayer good for your health? / The meaning of Pope Benedict / Book reviews / All our yesterdays 1940-1949 / Deadline for photo competition / Stars join vigil for trade justice / All Saints says farewell to Ivor and Alan / Scottish Dance raises cash for Kenya schools / "If I were Prime Minister ..." / Let us Pray / What's On / Consecration of the Bishop of Woolwich, and his Installation and Welcome / Remember Mizeki ... Pray for Zimbabwe.

April 2005

Parishes combine for 'Superstar' workshop / 'Thumbs up' for Youth Events / View from the Bridge / Celebrating 32 musical years / Southwark People / SPA Archive / Creative Prayer at St Bart's, Horley / 'Imagine' - in Tulse Hill / Parish Profile: St Michael's, East Wickham / Synod Report / Your letters / Tsunami sweeps Wimbledon Broadway / Education ... Education ... Education / SDBE Centenary Initiative / New law could 'criminalise' us says charity / Attenboroughs at Southwark Cathedral memorial / Global Week of Action on Trade / So who do you say I am? / Church school links up with Muslim school / Southwark Diocesan Centenary Fund / Easter confirmation at Cathedral / Mutual respect and goodwill / All our yesterdays ... 1930 - 1939 / What's On / Southwark gives thanks for David Sheppard / Surprise visitor for St Saviour's and St Olave's / New MU branch opens in Brixton/ Crossword.

March 2005

Pennies from heaven / Five New 'Hon' Canons / Archbishop Rowan dedicates Angell Town Nursery / Bishop Tom's Easter Message / Southwark People / Bishops to host Vocations Day / Remember Wangle III / Make Poverty History / Parish Profile: St Mary, Sanderstead / Your letters / A Time at Wychcroft / The Perry Hill 'Phoenix' / Three Days in Zimbabwe / Oxygen leader is a 'Local Hero' / Show and tell / Bridge Centenary photographic competition / All Our Yesterdays / Centenary Update / A Day in Sri Lanka / Drumming for a disaster! / Let us pray / What's On / Historic first for St Saviour's and St Olave's / Green Light for St Matthew's / Crossword.

February 2005

Women clergy join fight against poverty / From North to South - New Bishop of Woolwich / View from the Bridge / Southwark People / Bishop Nick opens new Holy Trinity Church Centre / Bishops go to prison / Churches come to rescue of new library / Mitcham parish celebrates 90 years / Parish Profile: St Saviour's, Raynes Park / A funny thing happened ... / Streatham Society marks 150th anniversary of Immanuel Church / 'I was a stranger and you invited me in ...' / Southwark Cathedral wins Inner City 100 Award / On being 100 / Book Reviews / Resources for Lent / A tale of two organists / From Jennifer & David Gerrard / Four initiatives from Surrey churches / Sharing good news in Kingston Area / The F Word: Images of Forgiveness / Any Questions? at Southwark Cathedral / TV Vicar at Downing Street demo / Palm Crosses and CD raise funds for Nongoma / Let us pray / What's On / The new Bishop of Woolwich / Two Canons and a Chaplain / big hearts and buckets / Crossword.