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.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Friday, 14 May 2021
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Bishop Christopher was himself representing the Archbishop of Canterbury a service for the new archbishop in Jerusalem., and so could not be there in person.
Folajimi's service gave eloquent testimony to the kindliness, liveliness and likeability of a young man, who gave his life in an attempt to save the life of a stranger.
In a service full of Scripture, Gospel and testimony we heard of Jimi's love of his family, his sporting prowess, and of the day he commited his life to Christ. I had the opportunity to lead in prayer and then, later, was very moved to be invited to give the final blessing at the graveside.
The service - both in church and at the graveside - was full of the hope of heaven.
Standing at the head of the grave with the other pastors, having been reminded once more of Jimi's own personal commitment to Christ and Lord and Saviour, we sang the hymn 'Blessed assurance' with its wonderful refrain: This is my story, this is my song; Praising my Saviour all the day long
It was a moment I shall never forget.
Saturday, 8 May 2021
This is the huge crane that has arrived at Chambers Wharf to winch the 1300 tonne Tunnel Boring Machine on a barge for transportation to Rotterdam.
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
Ursula has just arrived in Bermondsey.
Saturday, 1 May 2021