A poem by Rowan Williams
He will come like last leaf's fall.
One night when the November wind
has flayed the trees to the bone, and earth
wakes choking on the mould,
the soft shroud's folding.
He will come like frost.
One morning when the shrinking earth
opens on mist, to find itself
arrested in the net
of alien, sword-set beauty.
He will come like dark.
One evening when the bursting red
December sun draws up the sheet
and penny-masks its eye to yield
the star-snowed fields of sky.
He will come, will come,
will come like crying in the night,
like blood, like breaking,
as the earth writhes to toss him free.
He will come like child.
Welcome to our church
We are a warm and friendly church with a really diverse congregation in every way imaginable.
We are very local – linked with a myriad of things in this community. But also very global – we represent at least ten different countries and dozens of languages.
Our worship is traditional with a small ‘t’ but with an informal feel. There’s reverence, thoughtfulness and laughter in near about equal measure.
There's a place for everyone at St. Catherine's, whether you are a committed Christian or right on the edges of faith. St Catherine’s is your local Anglican church whether you have just moved into the neighbourhood or have lived here for years.
St Catherine’s strives to be welcoming, inclusive and faithful. We hope you feel at home.
Our regular services at the church are:
St Catherine's Church
London SE14 5SG
Tel: 020 7639 1050
We're looking forward to seeing you over the Christmas season.
Full of all our services are opposite and on on our Christmas pages .
Come and join us. Everyone welcome.
A Word Of Welcome
Read Sheridan’s Advent Sunday sermon here.
A chance for holy pausing ...
Why Go To Church?
Read Clare Collier’s Advent reflection here
Time for a Big Step?
Take the Christian Basics course - May 25 to June 22
Meet Me In St Louis Friday 9th December 7pm
A special church screening of this classic film
Vivamus vel sapien.
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