The service to launch the Advent Appeal for the Homeless will be at St Faith’s Church, Red Post Hill, North Dulwich, SE24 9JQ at 6.30 pm on Sunday 25th November. It will take the form of a short service with speakers from two of the charities giving an insight into the work they do with their clients. All are welcome.
The Appeal raises money each year for ten local charities supporting homeless and disadvantaged people in the community. They are:
The Robes Project
Ace of Clubs
Oasis Aquila No 3 Peckham
St Giles Trust
Springfield Lodge Lifehouse – A Salvation Army Centre for young people
The Manna Society
Southwark Day Centre for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Webber Street Christian Centre
Christ Church, Brixton Road
More information is in the Appeal leaflet which may be downloaded here (3 megabytes).
The Summer Fayre at St Clement with St Peter takes place on Sunday 9 September, 11.30am to 2pm. Entrances at 140 Friern Road and in Barry Road opposite Silvester Road.
Attractions include BBQ, cakes, books, bottle tombola, raffle, Bouncy Castle, bric-a-brac, nail painting, coconut shy, face painting, craft activities and stalls including Pipkin & Co, Tradecraft, Charlotte Clowes, Local Honey and Mamma Trelawney’s Caribbean Hot Sauce.
Live summer music by Opal Flutes.
Professor Veronica Strang from Durham University will lead a discussion on the theme “Trust me I’m a Doctor: the role of experts in public debates”.
Today there is a hostile anti-intellectualism that influences public debate. This disparagement of education and rational analysis is quite new in Britain. Do we prefer emotional appeal rather than facts?
Drawing on experience of research in different cultural contexts, this debate considers whether there are universal standards of evidence. Perhaps there is a need for a closer partnership between the public and academia?
Should ‘expertise’ be cherished as a vital part of robust collective decision-making – and as the best defence against self-interested political ambitions?
All are welcome. Please sign up at https://stbarnabasdulwich.churchsuite.co.uk/events/ptbxg2wy
For details see the flyer: click here or visit the parish’s website at www.stclementwithstpeter.btck.co.uk/Events
Vocations Fair, Tuesday 6 June 2017, 6.30-8.30pm
at St George the Martyr, Borough SE1 1JA
An opportunity to explore, talk to others and find out more about your vocation. There will be a welcome and short address by Bishop Karowei of Woolwich, a seminar on discerning your call, and stalls to browse. For more information or to register, please email the Revd Louise Ellis, Discipleship and Vocations Missioner, at Louise.email@example.com
Click here for the flyer
Saturday 20 May, 3-5.30pm
St Saviour’s Church, Finsen Road, SE5
A participative and practical workshop, led by a Diocesan trainer, for anyone with responsibilities for safeguarding as part of their paid or voluntary work in church, to learn about their responsibilities in safeguarding children and adults, and implementing ‘A Safe Church’, Diocesan and parish policies, procedures and guidelines.
Venue: St Faith’s Centre
Booking by 16 April essential: contact Susan Height (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more details see the flier: Flier for Deanery Safeguarding 17
Why don’t we talk about dying? What are the benefits when we do? How can we plan a ‘good death’ and encourage others to do the same?
For details see the flier: Gravetalk Dulwich Deanery Event 2017
Saturday 11 March 2017 from 7pm
Adults £10, children £5
Advance booking recommended – see flier: persian new year
Open Forum on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at St Barnabas, Dulwich, 8pm to 9.30pm, followed by light refreshments
Panel: Dr Sarah Spencer CBE (Director of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, COMPAS, University of Oxford)
Revd Jonathan Sedgwick (St George the Martyr, SE1, & formerly Deputy/Acting CEO, UK Border Agency)
The Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (http://www.sdcas.org.uk/)
See the flyer: Open Forum flyer