Sunday, 31 May 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Hear St Anne's member, Hannah, talk about her work in Covid-19 testing, and discover the link betwen the humble Calippo and the day of Pentecost:

Monday, 25 May 2020

Lord's Prayer 3

Our third Bermondsey Daily Message on the Lord's Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come:

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Lord's Prayer (2)

Here is today's Bermondsey Daily Message on the Lord's Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come:

Here is a new version of the Thy Kingdom Come song:

Friday, 22 May 2020

Lord's Prayer (1)

Here is our first Bermondsey Daily Message on the Lord's Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Here is the Thy Kingdom Come anthem:

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Ascension Day

For the first time in eight weeks, back inside the church for Ascension Day, and the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come:


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Teachers, thank you!

Today is National Thank a Teacher Day. What a great idea!

We owe so much to teachers, especially during these difficult days of lockdown.

So, teachers everywhere: THANKYOU, and a special thankyou to the wonderfully gifted and committed teachers at our own Church of England primary school, of  St James.

Thank you for all you do, and may God bless you in your work.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come, the international prayer initiative, starts on Ascension Day (this Thursday) and runs through to Pentecost (ten days later).

Here's how we will be taking part here in Bermondsey

Bermondsey Daily Message 49

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Estates ministry

A lot of church life is taking place on Zoom at the present and today I was involved in an online consultation on estates ministry alongside Jay Colwill, the Diocesan Missioner.

There were twenty-five of us taking part, dividing for part of the time into smaller break out groups, then coming back together.

Lots of good ideas and enthusiasm for sharing the good news of Christ on the social housing estates of south London and east Surrey.

Bermondsey Daily Message 45

Tuesday, 12 May 2020


Sir Simon Hughes reading a message of hope at this Sunday's VE Day service:

We'll meet again

Here is St Anne's member Dave on a visit to Dame Vera Lynn.

Dave is a great Vera Lynn fan who, until recently, used to like to take birthday greetings in person to the forces sweetheart.

If you haven't yet seen our special VE Day themed service, there is still time to watch it here

Also you can see my VE Day Bermondsey Daily Message here

Bermondsey Daily Message 44

Friday, 8 May 2020

Remembering with thanks

Today has been a good day for remembering a great victory over an evil tyranny and thanking God for the freedom and peace that has come with it, that we have all enjoyed.

My dad (left) has been in my thoughts on this 75th anniversary of VE Day.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and served for the whole of the war.

I'll be saying a little about him in our special VE Day-themed service this Sunday (see below).

Do make a point of watching it.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Bermondsey Lord's Prayer

Whoops! Today's service included an incomplete version of the Lord's Prayer by mistake. Here is the full version with our lovely Ken, Hilda, Mavis and Pat:

Today's service