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The Bridge

The monthly newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark

December 2006/January 2007

Queen unveils Mohegan Memorial at Southwark Cathedral / 'The Christmas Message of Hope' / Diocesan Synod Report / Festival of Remembrance at East Wickham / Five year old gives mother away / Celebrating ten years of Porvoo / Parish Profile: Chipstead, St Margaret / 'Echoes of a Cancelled Christmas' / Exploring different kinds of worship / Your Letters...  / 'God bless the Diocese of Southwark' / Swedish parish visits Walworth / Peace Mala in the Cathedral / Newsround / Let us pray / What's On / Croydon schools celebrate 40 years / Southwark youngsters help Glaziers put on a 'smashing show' / 'Phoenix' from the flames / Degrees awarded to Southwark OLMs / New Honorary Canons for Southwark Cathedral.

November 2006

Bellingham celebrates 'end of the beginning' / A View from The Bridge / Michaelmas Ordinations in Southwark / Inter-faith project for new Priest-in- Charge / Newsround / Mitcham makes plea for peace / Standing up against Poverty / Parish Profile: Richmond Team Ministry / 'A marvellous adventure' / Inside prisons and patrolling the streets - Christians can make a difference / Mothers' Union Fun Day In The Cathedral / Your Letters... / Metal thieves target Churches / ĺ─˙Playing our part in the churchĺ─¨ / Marking the ten years of 'Porvoo' / New Readers / Surrey Churches Sponsored Bike Ride / Rebuilding lives in Rwanda / Church Urban Funding for Southwark projects / Let us pray / What's On / New kitchen for Welcare in Southwark / Welcare Christmas cards / Putney church deserves national monument.

October 2006

Southwark Cathedral hosts National Memorial service / Southwark Cathedral welcomes Archbishop at Patronal Festival / A View from The Bridge / Southwark people / Southwark priest appointed New Dean of Westminster / St Mark's CofE Academy opens in Mitcham / St James cubs regain 'their' trophy / A Cheam parish goes 'Bananas'! / Parish Profile: Holy Trinity, Eltham / Book Review / Foundations21 launched by BRF / New Bramma anthem in Dulwich charity concert / Science v Religion - 'no contest' says Bishop Tom / What makes a 'good childhood'? / Your Letters... / Training Matters / Baptism and Confirmation in HMP Wandsworth / Cafe Conversations in Waterloo / Woldingham start digging! / Christ Church children hoist the Jolly Roger / Constructive help for homeless people / Diocesan cricketers' moderate success.... / All Saints at Greenbelt / Box could solve organist shortage / Let us pray / What's On / Community welcomes Eltham 24/7 'pray-a-thon' / Sofie, the cat.

September 2006

Beating the bounds for Convoys Wharf / Up on the roof ... / A View from The Bridge / Southwark people / Church invaded by dogs! / The little white wooden church / All Sorts holiday at home / Parish Profile: St Mary of Nazareth and St Francis of Assissi, West Wickham / Your letters / New Heads meet for Induction Day / You'll believe a bear can fly ... / Deep in the (Croydon) jungle / Brixton churches 'sleep out' for the homeless / A model idea! / Newsround / Synod reports / 2007 - The Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act / Opportunities / Sunday School teacher Beatie retires after 73 years / 'Diamond couple' / A Mortlake Weekend ... / Oxted Churches renew Covenant / Book Reviews / Bag theft inspires poetry collection / An ordinand in Cairo / "A great day out" / 'Big Year Six' in Forest Hill / 40 years of Reader ministry / 'Creation Day' at St Barnabas, Purley / Faith in the Countryside / Let us pray / What's On / Ten years of Inter Faith Walks / St Matthew's aims high / Surrey Churches Bike Ride / Crossword.

July/August 2006

Chaplains in 'the beautiful game' / Ordained at Petertide / Centenary Fund Grants / A View from The Bridge / Labyrinths and parachutes / Southwark people / Treading the pilgrims way / Reflecting God's glory in Addiscombe / Marking 100 years of Holy Trinity, Redhill / Abseiling down Guy's Tower / Parish Profile: St John the Baptist, Old Malden / Called to serve / In September it's 'fun for all' with the MU / Big Curry Party 2006 / The Rev Richard Coekin / Thank you for Taste & See / Welcome to Trinity House / From Woolwich to Manicaland / In 'fingertip contact with the unchurched' / Newsround / Encountering God through a DVD / Walking with God / Let us pray / What's On / Bishop Tom's new flock... / Make a joyful noise to the Lord / Crossword.

June 2006

Bishop goes up in the world / New Canons installed at the Cathedral / VIBE arrives on SW London streets / A View from The Bridge / Celebrating Ordained Local Ministry / 'Porvoo' is ten years old / Could hospital visiting be a ministry for you? / Around Southwark / St Luke's Hospital refurbishment / Parish Profile: St James, Kidbrooke / Your letters / Thinking differently about children's work: Reflections on Godly Play / Woolwich in Manicaland / Book Review / Newsround / Launch of Housing Justice UNLEASH / Diana Witts / Alan John Kimber / When we pray ... / 60,000 up! / Schools' Lent Call service / Bishop's Lent Call 2007 / 'First fruits' of 150th anniversary / Jubilate - a choir and much more! / Greenwich Youth Band and friends 'Jam for Africa' / Celebrating Spring / Let us pray / What's On / Welcare celebrates and remembers / London's Biggest Church Fayre?

May 2006

In the pink! / Dignity helps Woolwich Funerals Project / A View from The Bridge / Cathedral's 'Big Ring' goes wrong! / Bethlehem - an 'open prison' says its Mayor / Flowers build community link / Čú500,000 grant enables start of St Luke's Hospital refurbishment / The Queen's 80th birthday / Around Southwark / News Round / Two churches celebrate becoming one parish / Your Letters / Parish Profile: St Philip's, Norbury and the phenomena that is Libera / Churchwatch aims to cut attacks on clergy / 'thecalling' / New cantata to be 'premiered' in Croydon / Sydenham Music Festival / Sidlow celebrates organ restoration / ...and all that jazz / LEAT - making a difference / Church reopens six years after blaze / Charity offers free Harvest Festival resource pack / Housing campaign groups merge / Let us pray / Clapham Junction to St Vincent / Summer School for everyone / No bikes needed! / Catford vicar wins literary award / What's On / Royal visit for Waterloo's new church.

April 2006

The crib and the broken cross / Archbishop visits Rotherhithe college / Called... to share the pain and celebrate the hope / ĺ─˙Telling the SPA Storyĺ─¨ / God, in your grace transform the world / Around Southwark / Parish Profile: Upper Tooting, Holy Trinity & St Augustine United Benefice / Your Letters / Oxygen and Uganda / Diocesan Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies / Easter Hope And Easter Joy? / So What Is 'Mental Illness'? / 'Being alongside' / Synod Report / The slavery debate at February's General Synod / Book review / Awards for WelCare staff / Clergy Pensions under review / More About Southwark / Let us pray / What's On / Stations of the Cross.

March 2006

Church reaches out to young offenders / The day York came to Tulse Hill ... / A View from The Bridge / Vestment Day at St Peter's / Zimbabwe Challenge / Genocide memorial planned for Cathedral Square / Around Southwark / Parish Profile: St James's, Bermondsey / Your Letters / Lent Call 2006 - Building for Teaching and Caring / Fish and chips help build link / Mission theology - on the web / For those who take aging and faith seriously ... / Mark's Gospel - live in Peckham / Surrey Churches Bike Ride / Anne Frank Cycle Challenge / Terry's on the carpets for Afghanistan / Deptford honours long-serving vicar / Calling all volunteer youth workers / Let us pray / What's On / 'God in your grace transform the world' / Lord Carey at Kingston.

February 2006

Central London's first 21st century church opened in Waterloo / Street Pastors launched in Kingston / A View from The Bridge / EIG bursaries for five Southwark clergy / / Around Southwark / Parish Profile: All Saints, Carshalton / Your Letters / Education - governors face tough job recruiting Head teachers / My hopes for the new General Synod / Review - Lent books and study resources / Thirteen go to Tanzania / Copleston hosts International Family Party / Multimedia Youth Mass / Let us pray / What's On / Archbishop Rowan visits All Saints, Battersea / VSOs in reverse - Ugandans doing a gap year in Kennington / Kwa Zula Palm Crosses / Posada at Woodside.