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Webinar: Who can receive Communion with us?

Monday 17th May, 7pm – 8.30pm

Bringing together theological, ecumenical and personal perspectives this webinar will be of interest to anyone who would like to understand more about the question: When may Christians from other Churches ask to receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church?

This is a free event. Everyone is welcome but please register by clicking here.

Speakers:

  • Dr Clare Watkins (Reader, Ecclesiology and Practical Theology, University of Roehampton)
  • Right Reverend Paul Hendricks (Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark)
  • Helen and Philip Mayles (Association of Interchurch Families)

This webinar is organised by the National Board of Catholic Women. Their new leaflet clarifying what is meant by “sharing Communion” can be read here.

Prayer Vigil for the success of COP 26

Saturday 23rd October, 2pm – 3.45pm

South Bank Churches and the Anglican Diocese of Southwark invite people of all faiths to a prayer vigil for the success of COP26, the international conference on climate change, at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge.  

Book your place: Prayer Vigil for COP26 Climate Conference Tickets, Sat 23 Oct 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

You are encouraged to make a pilgrimage on foot, by bike, on public transport, or however you wish, from your place of worship.  Arrive at the Cathedral between 2pm and 3pm.

Bring a ‘Letter for Creation’ to give to faith leaders involved in COP26: Letters for creation – Christian Aid

CUC Discussion on The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Ten years on from the establishment of the Ordinariate, how should this project for the quest for Christian unity now be seen? The CUC held an online event on 14 April where there was a discussion on this and other aspects of the Ordinariate between Bishop Paul Hendricks, Assistant Bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark, and Fr Christopher Pearson OLW.

The event was recorded and can be watched below.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is an ecumenical prayer movement for evangelisation, uniting Christians in nearly 90% of countries worldwide from Ascension Day to Pentecost. This year Thy Kingdom Come will take place from 13-23 May.

For more information visit www.thykingdomcome.global. For some specifically Catholic resources, please click here.

Churches Together in South London:
Statement on Covid-19 Vaccine

In a statement that marked the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, church leaders who make up the ecumenical partnership of Churches Together in South London issued the following joint statement:

We know that some people have concerns and fears about the Covid-19 vaccination, and we do not underestimate these. Current reliable scientific advice is that the vaccine offers the best way to control the pandemic and help to save lives.  Each of our Christian traditions allows for the vaccine to be received for these purposes.  It is believed that the vaccine will reduce the impact of Covid-19 and lessen the pressure on the NHS.  This is our prayer as we trust in God and commend the vaccine.

For information about the vaccine and when you may be offered it, please see:

https://selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine.