Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Bermondsey Daily Message 109

If you're a cheating cricketer, an errant political advisor, or the latest person to be named and shamed on Twitter, here's some good news...

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Thursday, 23 July 2020

The Mayflower sets sail

Four hundred years ago this month a ship set sail from Rotherhithe, captained by local man, Christopher Jones, and changed the history of the world.

Who were the Pilgrims and what was the  revolutionary idea  that changed civilisation on both sides of the Atlantic? Find out in today's Bermondsey Daily Message:

Friday, 17 July 2020

One hundred, not out

Today we reach our one hundreth Bermondsey Daily Message.

The first Bermondsey Daily Message went live on Monday 23rd March.

When Coronavirus started to grip we had the idea of a daily message of encouragement and hope from scripture delivered on location in Bermondsey.

On Saturday 21st wthe three of us filmed our first three messages: one at the Blue, one on the Lucey way estate, and one outside the Queen Victoria pub.

Soon after that further restrictions came in that meant we had to film alone (either using a camera and tripod - or for outside videos, our phones and a selfie stick) and we could only go outside for exercise walks, so that cut down the scope for videos on location, though we still tried to do them when we could.

Anyway, we have kept going, and Adrian and Penny, have joined our team, and by the grace of God, beautiful words from the beautiful book have continued to reach across Bermondsey and beyond.

Here is today's message, and as a bit of nostalgia, our very first message, Bermondsey Daily Message No. 1, delivered on a sunny, cold, and very windy March morning at the Blue:

Thursday, 16 July 2020

God bless our leavers

Today the church would have been packed with more than 500 children for St James's School end of term service to say good bye to our year 6 leavers. 

Instead, year 6 came in three portions, a bubble at a time, as Paul and Penny led the service.

Still we heard their memories, still we prayed for them, and still we gave them their bibles. 

It was the strangest leavers service ever but God's love is unchanging and He goes with them wherever they go. God bless our leavers.

Thank you to Pat for the photos

Bermondsey Daily Message 99

Tuesday, 14 July 2020


One of the world's leading biblical scholars, Tom Wright, and leading geneticist, Francis Collins have teamed up for this brilliant lockdown retelling of the story of Genesis to the tune of 'yesterday:'

Bermondsey Daily Message 97

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Today's service

In today's Sunday service we say farewell to Bishop Graham and Ali Kings as they move to Cambridge in retirement:

Monday, 6 July 2020

God bless the NHS

A special Bermondsey Daily Message for the 72nd birthday of the National Health service

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Bermondsey Daily Message 87

On the 31st anniversary of his ordination, Gary talks about the tools of the trade of a minister: