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Cabaret Fundraiser for Intervene Charity

posted 8 Jun 2016, 10:01 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 8 Jun 2016, 10:02 ]

A fantastic, fun professional cabaret is being organised by The Bluebirds in aid of INTERVENE (charity 1153228).  It will be held at St John's Church, Meeting House Lane, SE15 2UN on Friday 10th June, 7.30pm.  

There will be wine, party food and a collection.

"Intervene is committed to helping the detained, and those in fear of it, to receive JUSTICE" and they work with those not entitled to legal aid, but who are in desperate need of advice and representation. 

Do invite friends and family to support this excellent cause!  It will be a fun evening.

Reminder: Tuesday 28th June 2016 Camberwell Deanery Synod Meeting

posted 2 Jun 2016, 14:34 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 2 Jun 2016, 14:35 ]

The next Camberwell Deanery Synod meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 28th June 2016 at 7pm in St Giles Church.

The details are as follows:

What: Camberwell Deanery Synod
When: Tuesday 28th June 2016 at 7pm
Where: St Giles Church

Theme: Sharing Gifts

Guest Speaker: Archdeacon Jane Steen

Reminder: Wednesday 17th February 2016 Camberwell Deanery Synod Meeting

posted 9 Jan 2016, 04:33 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 9 Jan 2016, 04:34 ]

This is just a quick reminder that there will be a Camberwell Deanery Synod Meeting on Wednesday 17th February at St John Chrysostom, Meeting House Lane, Peckham. Refreshments will be served at 7pm and the meeting will begin at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

If you've not yet visited St John Chrysostom, the full address is as follows:

10a Meeting House Lane
SE15 2UN

Please submit your apologies if you are unable to attend.

Southwark for Jesus - Peace Service on Sunday October 18th

posted 15 Oct 2015, 07:36 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 15 Oct 2015, 07:38 ]

All Saints, Peckham will host a Peace Service organised by Southwark for Jesus on Sunday October 18th at 6pm

he focus will be asylum-seekers and refugees the world over, including those who currently have media attention and are coming to Europe, as well as for those who have been struggling in similar situations for a long time. Prayers will be offered on behalf of refugees, and everyone present will respond by asking God what He is calling local Christians to do and be as churches together in Southwark.

The All Saints cafe will still be running from 5.30pm and everyone is welcome to come for a tea or coffee before the service.

Reminder - Next Deanery Synod Meeting 22nd September 2021 - venue tbc

posted 6 Oct 2015, 18:13 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 16 Jun 2021, 04:32 ]


Sponsor Bishop Michael sleeping out to raise funds against poverty

posted 6 Oct 2015, 17:58 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 7 Oct 2015, 05:11 ]


On Monday 12th October The Kia Oval will be hosting the London CEO Sleepout to give business executives the opportunity to do their part to tackle poverty and homelessness across London. I shall be sleeping out to raise money for Together Southwark, the Diocese of Southwark’s joint venture with Church Urban Fund to help transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people across London.

Last year 100 senior managers from the UK’s largest companies including Accenture, Aviva and Google braved heavy rain and slept outside at Wembley Stadium. 2015 will be the biggest event yet with 200 people taking part and the fundraising target of £200,000! Each sleeper is asked to set a nominal target of £3,000 to help us achieve this target (with a minimum commitment of £1,000).

I shall be taking up the challenge to sleep outdoors for the night and raise vital funds for Together Southwark and its projects run by parishes right across the Diocese. Please sponsor me to help our parishes and local charities tackling poverty in South London and East Surrey.

Please also pass this email around your parishes and networks for further sponsorship. We want to raise as much money as we can for our parishes’ mission against poverty!

You can make a donation by following this link: www.justgiving.com/Michael-Ipgrave or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Church Urban Fund’, c/o Bishop Michael at Trinity House, Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. For further information about the event, follow the link http://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/london or email my fellow Together Southwark trustee, the Revd Erica Wooff at erica.wooff@southwark.anglican.org

About Together Southwark

Together Southwark is working to bring churches and Christians together to tackle poverty in the Diocese of Southwark, covering south London and parts of East Surrey. We focus on identifying ways of working that empower the poorest individuals and families in the parishes. We want to ensure that they are able to build stable and healthy lifestyles that overcome the debilitating effects of poverty.

Together Southwark has several key objectives. We aim to:
  • Network local Christians and churches who are working to tackle poverty
  • Improve access to learning and resources, including financial support for projects 
  • Develop new or existing work to tackle poverty
  • Raise awareness of local poverty and work that is being undertaken across the diocese 
We are passionate about bringing God’s love, hope and justice to the poor and the marginalised, empowering them to transform their lives. We believe the local church is uniquely placed to make this happen and thus seek to support them reach even further and change things for the better. The work of Together Southwark is underpinned by the gospel imperative of working with the poor to build a just and righteous society where every individual is empowered to reach the highest level of personal fulfillment.

Please support us. Thank you.


Image obtained from here.

Next Deanery Synod meeting to be held 8th October 2015

posted 23 Sept 2015, 06:47 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 23 Sept 2015, 06:48 ]

Please be advised that the Camberwell Deanery Synod meeting will be held on Thursday 8th October at 7pm for 7.30pm at All Saints, Peckham, Blenheim Grove SE15 4QS.

A draft Agenda has been uploaded ahead of time and can be found on the Deanery Synod Meetings page.

All welcome.

Image taken (as per licence) from Cartoon Church.

Demonstrating solidarity with refugees in Europe

posted 22 Sept 2015, 05:28 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 22 Sept 2015, 05:31 ]

Christians across the Camberwell Deanery will have been praying about the movement of refugees across Europe, and of the needs of the men and women who are living in camps and on borders whilst seeking permanent homes.  
Seeking Sanctuary, a small Catholic organisation in Kent are working with Secours Catholique (a reputable Catholic agency in Calais) to deliver much needed aid to the camps.  Seeking Sanctuary have experience in sending provisions to Calais migrants from Catholic churches in Kent, but as of 20th September 2015, they've currently filled their warehouse and are looking for additional space. Do check their website regularly for updates.

The Diocese of Europe have set up an emergency relief fund through the organisation "US" (formerly USPG) to enable people to make donations to support anybody currently fleeing violence.  The funds will initially be directed to Greece and Hungary, which are major transit hubs for the movement of people.

Southwark Diocese has published a response to the refugee crisis to suggest that the UK might accept more than 20,000 refugees over 5 years.  The response might prove a helpful template in enabling you to write to your local MP.

The Church of England has published a prayer to guide our thoughts and help us remain mindful of our neighbours:

Heavenly Father,
you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love.
We thank you for opening the hearts of many
to those who are fleeing for their lives.
Help us now to open our arms in welcome,
and reach out our hands in support.
That the desperate may find new hope,
and lives torn apart be restored.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
who fled persecution at His birth
and at His last triumphed over death.

Pop-in Manager required at St George's Camberwell

posted 13 Sept 2015, 12:09 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 13 Sept 2015, 12:10 ]

St George’s Pop-In  Manager
(part time,  32 hours per month)

Salary: £7,072 p.a.

Place of Work:                                                                                                                  
St George’s Pop-In, Trinity College Centre, 1 Newent Close, London SE15 6EF. 

This is an exciting opportunity to manage two friendly and welcoming weekly Pop-In sessions for 48 weeks per year, where people with learning disabilities can meet and enjoy themselves.

You will be primarily responsible for the planning and delivery of the Saturday session which meets from 11am till 1pm to enable members to socialise in a welcoming atmosphere and enjoy a range of activities.  You will also liaise with and support when necessary the specialist art worker who delivers the Tuesday art session from 6.30 to 8.30pm. 

You need to have a good knowledge and experience of work with adults with learning disabilities, and of safeguarding, as well as a commitment to equality and diversity. You need excellent communication skills, written and verbal and to be competent in IT.  You will also need to be able to manage your own workload and that of others including volunteers.   

For more information about the position or to obtain an application pack please contact the Pop-in at:trinity.coll.cen@btconnect.com 

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is Friday 26th September 2015.  Interviews will take place in the week of 28th September 2015 at mutual convenience at the Trinity College Centre.

New Hearts on Fire blog

posted 16 Jun 2015, 09:59 by Camberwell Deanery   [ updated 16 Jun 2015, 10:03 ]

Southwark Diocese has set up a new Hearts on Fire blog to share the Good News throughout the Diocese.  

Bishop Christopher has been collaborating with a number of people who've made different submissions, and the topics so far have ranged from thoughts on Pentecost, Confirmation, The Bridge newspaper, Mission Action Planning and running a Food Bank.  It's quite exciting.

The most recent post is from Revd Ben Goodyear of St Paul's, Brixton:
"The other day I was in the foodbank wearing my clerical collar, as usual, and a guy pulled me over. I found out that he has been a drug addict for 10 years. He said that he wants to break free from his addiction and asked me ‘do I need to be born again?’. So, I opened up the Bible with him and we looked at John 3 together. I told him about God’s love for him and how God sent Jesus to die on a cross for him. I said he needs to be born again and say 'sorry’, 'thank you’ and 'please’ to God so he can repent of his sin and receive the Holy Spirit. I gave him a Bible and told him to read Matthew’s Gospel and then we prayed together."
(Photo is O Sacred Heart! Pastel by Kim Buck).

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