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We now enter the wonderful season of Advent - a poetic season in the liturgical calendar - resting on simple words:

Advent is about thinking about simple things at a very deep level.

It is about pondering and thoughtfulness, depth and discovery - these simple words - hoping, waiting, expectation, preparation, longing - help us to reflect on our hope for the world, our hope for God's Kingdom to come on earth, our hope for the coming of Jesus.

Throughout December there are services, vigils and reflections to take you to the celebration of Christ’s birth on Christmas Day.

And to prepare you for this special time, there are resources & reflections on our Advent pages that we will add to and update throughout the Advent and Christmas period.

All are welcome to our church. We look forward to seeing you there.

St Catherine's Church
Pepys Road

London      SE14 5SG

Tel: 020 7639 1050

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Blue Christmas Wednesday 14th December 8.00pm
Because Christmas can be tough sometimes.



Advent reflections for the second half of life

For those of us who consider themselves to be in the second half of life - and perhaps for those of us who are not! - Chris Chapman at the Southwark Spirituality and Age Group (SAGE) has prepared four special reflections and prayers for Advent.

The words Advent and adventure come from the same root. Both look towards what will be with a sense of expectation. Adventure carries risk; the future cannot be known in its entirety. If we step into it then our life will be stirred in some way. An adventure is not safe, but it is life-giving.

And Advent season is also a time to allow ourselves to be disturbed and renewed. God is moving into our world; how can we ever be the same?

The four reflections are:

You can find links to each of the reflections above, or on our Advent page, where you will find many other resources, meditations & prayers.

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: