Sunday, 27 March 2022

Mothering Sunday baptism

Congratulations to Josh and Amy on Amelia's baptism today at St James and a happy Mother's Day to all mums.


Monday, 21 March 2022


Congratulations to our candidates confirmed on Sunday by the Bishop Karowei at the deanery confirmation service at St Philip's, Avondale Square


Defend, O Lord, these your servants with your heavenly grace, that they may continue yours for ever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more until they come to your everlasting kingdom. Amen.

Monday, 14 March 2022

A greener Bermondsey


Seven new fruit trees, joining existing ones in St James Churchyard, form the new 'Joyslide Orchard.' A hundred years ago in 1922 local doctor Alfred Salter was elected to parliament and his wife, Ada, became the Mayor of Bermondsey and the first woman mayor in London.
It was Ada, with her Bermondsey Beautification Committee, who had the idea of planting the trees that adorn so many of our streets in Bermondsey & Rotherhithe, and the new orchard is a lovely way of commemorating that work and making densely populated inner urban Bermondsey a greener place.

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Barry baptised


Congratulations to Barry, baptised this morning at St James. Next week Barry, along with other candidates from St James & St Anne's, will be confirmed at the Bermondsey Deanery Confirmation Service at St Philip's.
You can see the actual moment of baptism here: 

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Remembering Andrew

Good to remember today with much thanksgiving, St James member, Andrew Garran at his funeral in St James Church, to meet his family and friends, to hear the story of his much travelled life, and to hear again the Gospel promise: 'Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor the heart of man conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.'


Tuesday, 8 March 2022




Illuminate Rotherhithe & Bermondsey in Southwark Park, a great community event. See further pictures here including the procession from St James Church:

 And here is a brief video of the barn dancing: