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The Bridge

The monthly newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark

December 2007/January 2008

Croydon students quiz Archbishop/ A time for giving.../ Christmas gifts can make a difference / 'Lest we forget' / Full church for Battersea service / Inter Faith Gathering for World Peace / Parish Profile: North Lambeth Team Ministry / Your Letters... / MUSIC IN WORSHIP / Lent Study / Diocesan Synod report / French ambassador visits local homeless charity / Kingston MEACC travel the slavery ports triangle / Vocations weekend in February / New role for Welcare in East Surrey / 'Nearly new' clothes needed urgently by hospitals / Living Advent Calendar in Greenwich / Golgotha 2004 unveiled at Blackheath All Saints / A 'Zimbabwean Afternoon' in Sutton / Croydon Parish schools' success / Prayer Column / What's On / Farleigh gives thanks for restoration work / Christmas trees will fill village church / Catford parish celebrates 120th anniversary / Free at last? Amazing Grace!

November 2007

Peggy's 100th/ Baptism brings link with church's past / Preparing for all that Christmas should be! / Five new Honorary Canons installed / Independent Asylum Commission / A Kew 'takeover'? / Readers Licensed at the Cathedral / Woolwich MU Festival / Son et Lumiere celebrates Charlwood Millennium / How 'federation' turned round a school / When the 'Worzels' came to Church / 'Batteries not included' / Parish Profile: St James, Hatcham / CMEAC Vocations Conference / Birthday benefits Hospice / Waddon octogenarians celebrate / Marking Black History Month / Let the celebrations commence / Your Letters... / BOOKS WE'D LIKE TO GIVE OR GET FOR CHRISTMAS / 'Shrinking our Footprint' / Pentecost Festival / Picture stories / Kennington to Camas and back... / Prayer Column / Multicultural Harvest at St Mary's, Lewisham / A Mottingham Reader celebrates 50 years service... / ...and a Bletchingley SPA is named 'Volunteer of the Year' / What's On / On London's buses and trains / Back to Church Sunday

October 2007

We invited...they came! / Waving not drowning! / Two 'firsts' at Cathedral Ordination Service / York Lent Course 2008 / New Deacons ordained at Michaelmas / Vicar gets on his bike for restoration appeal / A place to explore peace... / 'Future Links' at Worcester Park / Parish Profile: Selsdon, St John the Divine / Newsround / Marking Andrew Britton's farewell / Seven languages... five countries ...six days! / Book review - 'A World Transformed - When Hopes and Faith Collide' / Training Tomorrow's Vicars / Following up Back to Church Sunday? / GMFF first Faith Walk a success / Diocese and black majority churches share Gospel School / Churchyard helps village win award / Cathedral Chair Appeal reaches halfway point... / Training Matters / "Know your name" / Newsround / Septa-quinta-quinque-centennial in Sydenham! / MU celebrates first year with Family 'Party' / A Summer's night... / Prayer Column / What's On / Fun Day Starts community centre project / Wallington's 'Castle Quest'

September 2007

'We Will Rock You' / Be Inspired / 'A View from The Bridge' / Book reviews - 'Regeneration & Renewal' & Inter-faith realities / Shooting stars on show in the Cathedral / Newsround / Celebrating 'community' in Mortlake / How tall a cake can you bake? / “...an
amazing record” / The organist entertains... / Hospital fails to stop
Mitcham celebration / Patrick Olivier / Parish Profile: Holy Trinity, Sydenham / Newsround / Your Letters... / On Course... / St Peter's Centre for Meditation and Peace / Finding alternatives to violence / Exploring 'Promised Land' / 'Give Peace a Chance' / Going green... / Synod report / School builds a bridge to children in Kolkata slums / “one heaven of a time!” / Crossing borders with Lent crosses / St Mary MU's new banner / From cereal boxes to altar frontal / Prayer Column / What's On / Redhill's Celebration Weekend a hit / “Witnessing Reality”...

July/August 2007

Tongues and talents at Academy birthday / Ekkanisa Y'Oluganda in Thornton Heath / You and I are 'the Diocese' / Ordained at Petertide / New Finance Chair sought as Andrew goes 'national' / Newsround / On the move / Eco-Festival launched by Wimbledon church... / ...and 'Waste Watchers' in Brockley / Parish Profile: Wandsworth, All Saints with Holy Trinity / Your letters / Does your church help ex-offenders? / South London Inter Faith Group looks to the future / Now also at Kew / Godwalk to Godwatch! / 2006 - A Year in Focus / Roots and Routes / Generation Link volunteers are 'unsung heroes' / The DAC - could you lend your expertise? / Book review - 'Christianity with Attitude' / Training course for Spiritual Direction / Multicultural Worship / BacktoChurchSunday / Flying Knights in Paris / APCMH celebrates twenty years / Father Sonny at 95! / Celebrating the centenary of the 'Tin Tabernacle' / Prayer Column / What's On / The unfinished business of Slavery / School leavers celebrate 'Freedom'! / The man who gave away his home / 'OWZAT!'

June 2007

Give me five / The 'Big Stand' against bullying / Here comes Summer / The challenge of Zimbabwe / Remembering a talented and courageous man / David Robbins / 'London's biggest church fayre' / 80th birthday for Raynes Park MU / Monks Hill Church & community celebrate 60 years / Parish Profile: Beddington, St Mary's / Book review - 'Fighting Fundamentalism' / New Diocesan Safeguarding and Child Protection Adviser / Queen's Award for Voluntary Service / Zimbabwe Challenge / The Eleventh Commandment / Just the job... / Opportunities / Diocesan Centenary Fund / You have to drill through the arsenic level! / Celebrating Spring in the countryside / In the Palace Gardens / Strangers into citizens / Advance Notice / Pentecost in the Cathedral / 'How big is your (carbon) footprint?' / Lingfield Roll of Honour / Prayer Column / What's On / 'Waters of Redemption' / Ministers & Motors / Back to Church Sunday - are you ready? / Lent Call service

May 2007

Didn't they do well... / I name this borehole "Canon Peter Clark..." / Volunteers - valued or taken for granted? / "The Anglican Communion is alive and well" / Celebrating fifty years at St Martin's / Special Mothering Sunday for MU Branch / Parish Profile: Battersea, St Luke's / Taking Oxygen to the Three Peaks / ...be inspired @ St Peter's 2007 / Looks (and sounds) familiar / Mind the gap... / Volunteers in the Church / HIV Conference planned / Five Talents publishes first UK Annual Review / Summer School for everyone / MILE - Mission In London's Economy / 'The most dangerous parish in the world' / The daily 'routine' of farming in Palestine / Count me in / 'I saw the sun rise...' / New dog collar in Surbiton / ...meanwhile a 'first' for Streatham / Raising the roof at St Mary's / Prayer Column / What's On / Record confirmations at Easter in the Cathedral / All in a good cause...

April 2007

Southwark's Walk of Witness / Bishop Tom's Easter Message / Croydon Clergy conference / RSCM is 80 / 'Slavery - The Unfinished Business' / Epic Arts in Cambodia / Parish Profile: Croydon, St Matthew / Your Letters... / Art Inspired by Easter / Back to Church Sunday / Welcare and the Church's Commitment to Children / 'Talking on the Road: A Personal View' / 'Creed and Creation' / Diocesan Synod Report / Free at Last? / Book review round up - Learning the Ropes / What's in a name? / Newsround / 125 years of worship in the valley / D-I-Y in Wandsworth Common / One down... and a least three to go / Flying the Scouting flag / Prayer Column / What's On / Riddlesdown Cubs at 'the Palace' / Ghana in Battersea / Diocesan Day of Prayer for Zimbabwe

March 2007

"Put down your guns...and pick up your bibles" / Join the Walk of Witness in Clapham and make your mark / meet Barnabas - 'a bear with a mission' / All Age Church / Rosemary is Commissioned as MU World President / Unique prison chaplaincy event / Barnabas - 'a bear with a mission' (cont) / New organist arrives...organ departs / Understanding Islam / Holy Week Labyrinth at Reigate / The balloon goes up at South Beddington / Kennington welcomes the Bishop of the Windward Islands / Parish Profile: Mitcham, St Mark / The Bicentenary of the Act to Abolish the Slave Trade / Is God calling you? / SPA heads for the West Bank / FairTrade On-Line… / Your Letters... / At home with God: the challenges of all-age worship / 'Faith in Action' - the 2007 Mothers' Union Diocesan Festival / What's in a name? / A wall of (community) support / Kirche der Freiheit / Book Review / Bishop's Lent Call / Fighting Fundamentalism / Health, ethics and education / Running to raise the roof / Bishop and Imam in dialogue / Addington celebrates 50 years of the six bells / Chronology of the Parish of Streatham / Prayer Column / What's On / Tooting Vicar joins Refugee Council sleep out / BacktoChurchSunday / Chris Hardman to run London Marathon - again / Crossword

February 2007

'Living crib' highlight of 150th celebrations / Queen broadcasts from Southwark Cathedral / Faithful Cities / Rosemary is Worldwide President / Lifelong Learning / Newsround / Red vestments for a ruby celebration / St Matthew's does it / LEV8: Extreme Prayer / T-shirts for 'Africa 2007 & Beyond' / Parish Profile: North Dulwich, St Faith / So you're planning to run a Lent group / Group study resources for Lent 2007 / Faithful Cities / Newsround II / Your letters / Book reviews / Newsround III / Even organists are getting younger / ATC Cadets impress Wimbledon churches / 'One voice amongst many?' / Christmas at St John's / Let us Pray / What's On / Join the walk of witness and make your mark / St Paul's Newington celebrates 150 years / The one that got away?