Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Monday, 18 October 2021
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Church member Abiola came to St James this afternoon for a wonderful service of praise and thanksgiving for a special birthday.
It was wonderful to host this most joyful event.We sang praise to God, we heard from the Scriptures, and we experienced wonderful hospitality. Happy birthday and many blessings to you, Abiola.
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Exactly one hundred years to the day and hour we gathered at the War Memorial in West Lane for a service of rededication using the same order of service that was used a century ago
You can read the account of the event in Southwark News here
Speeches were given by the Mayor of Southwark and Neil Coyle MP.
The monument was (re)unveilled by Jane Radford, a descendant of Hetty Speer, the woman who unveilled it in 1921 who was a local mother 'who had lost three sons in the war.'
Fergus Carr, great great grandson of Arthur Carr, of Peak Freans biscuit factory, read the speech made by his illustrious ancestor at the orginal dedication service in 1921.
Monday, 11 October 2021
It was wonderful to welcome the children of St James's School back to the church for the first time since Covid started.
It was our school harvest service with Paul leading and Jacob speaking about the one man out of ten healed who came back to say 'thank you.'
We sung some favourite songs and ended with
I have seen the golden sunshine, I have watched the flowers grow,
I have listened to the song birds and there's one thing now I know:
they were all put there for us to share by someone so divine,
and if you're a friend of Jesus, you're a friend of mine.
Sunday, 10 October 2021
It was good to have Odel, our placement student from All Nations Christian college (where he is training for ministry in the Church of Rwanda), preaching today for our Harvest Thanksgiving services at St James & St Anne's.
Odel spoke about thankfulness, from Luke 17 and the story of the ten lepers - all of whom were healed, and only one of whom came back to give thanks.Lovely harvest display at St Anne's
Saturday, 9 October 2021
I have been the General Synod representative on the college council and over the years I have got to know the staff and also some of the students, some of whom have done placements or mission projects here in Bermondsey.