Aid to the Church in Need: Nigeria

You may have read about the indiscriminate violence against Christians being carried out in areas of Nigeria. In a church in Benue State two priests and nineteen parishioners were slaughtered whilst celebrating mass. Our own Fr Victor Akongwale has had his church attacked and a parishioner killed, and the school

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Our Parish – Our Responsibility

Fr Steve and the Finance Committee wish to express their thanks for your support of the planned giving appeal over the past few weeks. Initial indications are that we had a positive reaction. We will provide a fuller update at the end of July when we have analysed the impact on our income. If you were

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How to Donate using ChurchSuite

Following the appeals at Masses on Sunday, please use the links below to add your details to ChurchSuite and set up donations and register for Gift-Aid. Our aim is to replace as much of our  weekly cash collections with electronic payments which makes it more convenient for you. If you are

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First Holy Communion

Last weekend saw our final two first holy communion masses. Coming the week after almost forty children in our Catechism Group made theirs, the two masses saw forty-seven children from St Edmunds who attend St Mary’s School receive holy communion for the first time. It was also the first time

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Altar Servers Summer Break

Altar Servers are invited to a Summer break from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 August at Woldingham School, Surrey. Cost: £145 This is an excellent few days for boy and girl servers aged 10 – 15. Meeting in a holiday atmosphere, activities will include talks, discussions, prayer, daily Mass, as well as a visit

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Human Slavery and Trafficking

One of the themes of this weekend’s Day for Life is the terrible and worsening incidence of human slavery and trafficking in this country. The churches have recently taken a very practical initiative in relation to something many of us do frequently – getting our cars washed. Our archbishop has

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Urgent Request for Foodbank Supplies

We have received an urgent request from the Living Well Foodbank. Supplies are very low. Each week they provide 160 bags of food to people in Penge and surrounding areas. They urgently need donations of tinned goods: tinned meat, baked beans, soups, tinned vegetables (carrots, sweetcorn, mixed veg), tinned fruit, UHT

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From Archbishop Peter…

Archbishop Peter has asked that all Southwark parishioners are made aware of these websites: The Diocesan Adoremus web page The Adoremus pages of the Bishops’ Conference Please do take a look at them. A number of links to other websites can be found on the Resources Page of our website.  

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