Southwark related articles

  1. A former airline pilot who saw the ‘face of Christ’ in the people he met after landing in some of the poorest areas of the world has been ordained a deacon.

  2. Churches, cathedrals and dioceses are marking Black History Month with events ranging from services of thanksgiving to study days, poetry, workshops and films.

  3. Bishops of Southwark and Chichester join with other church leaders in a joint statement on the situation in Cameroon. 

  4. More than 4,000 Church of England parishes are estimated to have stepped up their support to local communities in the face of rising levels of poverty, loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research published today.

  5. We’re in the midst of a housing crisis. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community believes that, if real change is going to be made, we all need to play our part. For Lent, we’re looking at how individual Christians can get involved. This week, Revd Dr Catherine Shelley writes about her experience of taking in lodgers.

  6. John Rutter’s latest work, composed in response to the invasion of Ukraine, has been performed in a parish church. 

  7. Three clergy from UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage backgrounds have been elected to serve on the House of Bishops as part of action towards making the leadership of the Church of England more representative, it was announced today.

  8. Downing Street announces Rev Canon Martin Gainsborough as next Bishop of Kingston in the Diocese of Southwark.

  9. Bishops of Southwark and Croydon dedicate the chapel as the Chapel of Reconciliation.

  10. Plans by a diocese to double the number of children and young people in its churches, develop 100 new worshipping communities and renew parishes have been given support in the first round of grants awarded by a new Board set up by the Church of England.