Events for 2018:
Up-Coming Events for the year 2018. There are a large range of activities listed below covering almost all interests. The list is not inclusive or exhaustive but serves as a guide, it includes social justice events, pilgrimages, choral workshops, liturgical events, weekend retreats, parish events such as, dances, BBQ, local parish fund raisers and more. Please make a note of the dates in your diary or electronic device. You are warmly invited to participate in these events, please do get involved and engaged with our community and parish.
Our Social Events: Our parish is the center where our spiritual and sacramental needs are fulfilled through the pastoral care we receive, mainly from the parish clergy supported by every parishioner. Our parish is a vibrant, close-knit parish community. It is also located in one of the most multicultural areas of London; we belong to a universal Church and a truly diverse neighbourhood.
Our social events help to bring and bind our diverse parish community together and further strengthen that community bond and unity. We all constantly strive to promote a sense of family and community in our parish. This begins with all our liturgical celebrations and extends to our social activities, of which we host a number every year.
Our Parish has an active social events and fundraising committee whose ministry supports, promotes and works together to foster community cohesion, bringing us together through this ministry. The Committee helps to organize parish social activities. These activities provide occasions for socialising and celebrating together. They also provide opportunities for sharing our faith and supporting one another on our journey through life together.
We encourage members of the parish to support and join the social events and fundraising committee.
At St. Leonard's, Streatham. Led By Julie McCann. A Taizé Prayer Service is held at 18.30 p.m. every second Sunday of the month, at St. Leonard's Church, Streatham High Road, SW16 1HS.
Music rehearsals - 17:15 p.m.
Refreshments at - 18:00
The next ones are on the following dates:
- Sunday, 14th October 2018
- Sunday, 11th November 2018
- Sunday, 09th December 2018
- Sunday, 13th January 2019
'Jesus, our hope, in you we find the consolation with which God comes to flood our lives, and we understand that, in prayer, we can bring everything to you, entrust everything to you'
- Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé Community, France.
OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS
FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP:
Two of our parish members will be giving a flower arranging workshop in our parish hall, the workshop will give you steps and skills in the art of flower arranging for different occasions, do please come and join the workshop. The workshop will last for an hour.
- On Saturday 27th October 2018
- At 2:00 p.m.
- In the parish hall.
Julie McCann - runs and organises the Taizé service held at St. Leonard's Church, see above for details, she has kindly shared the following news:
John Bell is coming to London
- on Sunday 21st October 2018 to lead a Big Sing
- @ St Columba's, Pont Street. (Very central - near Knightsbridge/South Kensington/Sloane Square tube stations)
Tickets for the evening event can now be booked here on the eventbrite site -- please click here
This is a free event but as part of the fundraising for the Capital Appeal and donations will be welcome! There will also be a bookstall with some Wild Goose books and an exclusive Iona 2019 calendar available, with all proceeds going towards the refurbishment of the abbey.
The National Network of Pastoral Musicians (NNPM) has shared the following details of an interesting music liturgical workshop that will be held out of London.
Wrexham Diocese is holding a day with practical music and liturgy workshops
- on Saturday October 27th
- at Glyndwr University in Wrexham
For full itinerary and booking details, please click on the links below. You will see some names you recognise. It looks like a great day, one worth attending.
NOVEMBER 2018 EVENTS
Bonfire Night -Friday 02nd November 2018
Southwark Diocese Music Committee - has organised the followingDiocesan Mass to celebrate the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero
St. George’s Cathedral -SATURDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER 2018
As you may be aware the Canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero takes places in Rome on Sunday 14th October. Our own Cathedral of St. George contains the National Shrine of the Archbishop, so it is appropriate that the National Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at St George’s Cathedral on Saturday 3rd November 2018. This will be a very special occasion and we have been asked to support the liturgy on that day.
Southwark Music Diocese Committee, chair, Nick Pointer says '' Our main feature of the Autumn term will be the celebration of the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero. This will take the form of a celebratory Mass in St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, the home of Romero's national shrine. We have been asked to form a diocesan choir to support this event. The attached Flyer and Booking Form give all the details you need (see below). There is no charge for this event, but you do need to commit to a full day rehearsal and an early morning rehearsal on the day of the event''.
Rehearsal for the mass Saturday, 27th October 2018. Please click here for the flyer
10.00 a.m. Registration with tea & coffee (Please click here for the booking form)
10.30 a.m. (start)
VENUE: Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 6HR
DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS
PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR -
Our major parish fund raising event.
Parishioners are encouraged to put their hand crafting and creative skills into practice. We hold at least up to 12 stalls every year. Additionally, we also have music selected by our DJ ‘Jeff’ and the now traditional and popular ‘hot dog’ stand with a great selection of Italian Panini available to buy and enjoy.
It is a wonderful opportunity where we together as a community, share our skills, gifts and talents and contribute to our parish funds. This is our major fund raising event of the year, past funds have contributed in part to the recent restoration, renovation and refurbishment of the church.
Come and join us again this year 2018, at our St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. Annual Parish Christmas Bazaar, dates as follows:
- Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 12 noon.
- Five wonderful amazing Grand Raffle Prizes - Please Click here for details on the five wonderful prizes!
Jamie has very generously secured five wonderful prizes:
A chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes can be yours by purchasing a raffle ticket from Jamie, (please click here) these will be on sale after all our weekend masses. Look out for Jamie he will be located in the church foyer!
The price per ticket is £10.00 and parishioners can purchase as many tickets as they wish.
The raffle will be drawn on December 2nd 2018, at the Christmas Bazaar.
- Cash, credit and debit card payments will be accepted by Jamie too.
- Please note that raffle tickets for the Christmas Bazaar can only be issued once payment has been received.
- Raffle tickets will not be issued in advance, to parishioners wishing to make payment the following week, as this has become impossible to track, therefore, those selling raffle tickets to parishioners can only issue tickets that have been purchased on the day.
Good luck to all who purchase a ticket or tickets! Please Click on this link for details on raffle tickets and prizes.
Please also visit the 'justgiving.com' page as set up by Jamie.
Read Jamie's Story Here on his JustGiving web page. -Jamie is raising money to help R.C. Diocese of Southwark.
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