Attacks in London & Manchester
In May and June, Britain has been torn apart by the terrorist attacks in London and in Manchester.
The Rev Michaela Youngson and Bishop Christopher have both made statements in response to these attacks. The Rev Younsgon prayed “that these events will not lead to the spread of fear in our city but that, once again, Londoners will stand united against those who would have us turn on each other in hate”.
Bishop Christopher and other faith leaders across Britain wrote that “these attacks seek to divide us, and together we must show them that they will never succeed. Instead of hatred we will continue to show that the British people are defined by the tolerance and respect that we have seen in abundance over the last few weeks, and that symbolises this country at its best.”
Read both statements and find prayers for the victims here.
You may also find some comfort in Sheridan’s sermon from November 2015, written in the wake of the Paris attacks. You can read the sermon here.
This Sunday we're celebrating Father's Day at St Catherine's at our 10am service.
This special service celebrates dads and all the men who encourage us in our lives. There will also be space to remember fathers who have died, or who were absent or difficult.
There will be time to give thanks and chew over some ideas about fatherhood, in a context of worship and prayer.
Children's church will be taking place during the service, with special activities for children from 3-12 years old.
The service will be over by 11.20am - followed by drinks and a bit of cake.
There will be a small gift for all the men in church.
Be good to see you there and maybe afterwards at the Big Lunch held on Kitto Road.
All good wishes,
St Catherine's Church
London SE14 5SG
Tel: 020 7639 1050
A Word Of Welcome
The Big Lunch Sunday 18th June
Bring a dish to share & enjoy the music & sunshine!
Oh Lord, teach me how to pray.
The new Prayer Diary for May is here.
It’s time to pay something back.
The #BigBillChipIn is here
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:
The Big Lunch
Sunday 18th June from 12pm till 6pm
Don't forget that it's the Big Lunch this Sunday Come and share food, music and friendship.
This year's Big Lunch is in memory of Jo Cox MP and is entitled "The Big Get Together". It's more important than ever to find ways to connect and build community - so come and join in, even if only for a bit.
See you there - it's going to be sunny!
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