Friday, 30 July 2021

Joy of the Lord

 Jon and Simon Dyer of FA Albins funeral directors were two of the patrons of our Bermondsey joyslide project, and now Albins have provided this beautiful commemorative plaque for the slide. Thank you Albins.

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

The Lion's Den

Into the Lion's Den:  To the Den, the home of the Lions, Millwall FC, to hear about the inspiring work of the Millwall Community Trust in the locality - all part of the filming for our forthcoming 'Bermondsey, Proud & Thankful' video

Sean Daly of the Milwall Community Trust

Bermondsey Weekly Message

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

River trip

 Good to see our recent river trip wth Darren Knight for 'Bermondsey, Proud & Thankful' feature in the Port of London Authority's, Tidal Thames News:


Saturday, 17 July 2021

Bermondsey view



Panoramic views of Bermondsey: filming from the bell tower of St James Church for our 'Bermondsey, Proud, and Thankful' video


Thursday, 15 July 2021

On the river

 We have been out on the river filming our new community video, 'Bermondsey Proud & Thankful', with Deputy Harbourmaster of the Port of London, member of St Anne's Church and Bermondsey boy, Darren Knight.


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Leavers Service

 It's always a special moment for us at St James where our Year 6 leavers come to church for their Leavers Service.

This has been a year of Covid curtailled activity but it was good to have an in-person service in church even if it could only be for the 70 leaving children (and their teachers), and not the whole school gathered to say goodbye and to pray for them as the left for their new schools.

They shared their memories of their time at St James, Jacob spoke from Colossians (So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,  rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness), each of them was presented with a copy of the Bible 'the most valuable thing that the world affords ' and, in the words of this video (which we played), we prayed for God's blessing on them:

We had hoped

On the Kirby Estate, the day after the match, a story of hope, disappointment and victory:

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Generous God....

 A prayer from the Diocese for this year's Parish Support Fund pledge process.

Bermondsey readers will spot a familiar face

Monday, 5 July 2021

Grand Opening of the Joyslide

Watch the Mayor of Southwark declare the new Joy Slide open, meet Fergus Carr the designer, and see the slide's first official customers thoroughly enjoying their trip down the slide. 

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Sunday school returns


One more step on the way to Covid recovery, we were able to re-start Sunday School today at St James. 

Here's the south lounge all set up and ready for the kids to arrive.

Congratulations, Delorine

Congratulations to Delorine presiding at Holy Communion for the first time today at St Peter's Walworth. 

We so enjoyed having Delorine with us at St James as part of her training. Every blessing to you Delorine.


Today's service

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Men's Brekkie

After a long Covid-induced break it was really good to get back together for a Men's Breakfast at St James this norning.

We sat down to the usual full cooked breakfast - table service rather than collect you own from the servery, to comply with the Covid regs, and we heard Michael talk about the story of his life and faith, taking in the story of how God has spoken to him and drawn himself to himsef in numerous ways, his work in the Civil Service and his current member of St Anselm's Community at Lambeth, alongside his membership of St James.

Thank you, Michael, for sharing so much of yourself.

The next Men's Breakfast is in September.