Monday, 14 June 2021
A curacy is a time of firsts. Your first funeral. Your first baptism. Your first wedding. And then, for a Bermondsey curate, your first visit to Manze's and your first pie and mash....
A great London tradition - pie and mash, complete with 'liquor' in Manze's famous shop in Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey.
Friday, 11 June 2021
The Kirby Estate has become famous for the amazing way they decorate their estate in support of the nation team, now in their best effort ever, a magnificent display of community action, 400 flags, taking three days to put up, proudly show their support for England.
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
You say something daft or even wicked when you're a teenager and ten years later it comes back to haunt you. You say you're sorry but can you be forgiven? Can the slate ever be wiped clean?
Whether our culture can do that, whether the media can do that, whether the England and Wales Cricket Board can do that for Ollie Robinson, one thing is certain and that is: God's forgiveness is fast, final, and complete - whoever you are and whatever you have done - thanks to the blood of Jesus.
Monday, 24 May 2021
Near that spot (left) is a memorial to that life changing encounter, the Aldersgate Flame, on which are engraved these words of Wesley describing the events of that night:
"In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther's Preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death."
It orginally ran to 18 verses. Today we sing six of them. Here are the first two:
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread thro' all the earth abroad
the honours of your name.
Friday, 21 May 2021
The date for the official opening of the slide is Wednesday 20th June at 2pm. It will be a great occasion. Everyone is welcome to this special event.