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Take care

by Fr Andrew Wilson The World Health Organisation has been saying for some time that anxiety and depression are fast becoming the most prevalent challenge to the world’s well-being. Even in “normal” times it is estimated that about one in four of us will have some sort of challenge to our mental well-being at some […]

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Report from the Foodbank

by Sara Spillett Last week I was invited to the foodbank warehouse, situated in St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Avenue. Norwood and Brixton Foodbank operate out of here, having moved in the last 6 months, and the scale of the operation is much bigger than I thought. (Waterloo are also operating out of this site, plus […]

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Quiz Time!

If you’ve ever attended a St John’s Quiz Night in the past, you will know that they are the best possible combination of erudition, friendship, fun and bitter rivalry.  So, before Fr Daniel leaves us, we’ve persuaded him to don his Quizmaster’s robes one last time to lead us in an evening of online quizzing this […]

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Where to Get Help

During the lockdown, lots of charities and community groups are functioning differently, and lots of new initiatives have sprung up to provide the help that’s needed. If you, or someone you know, needs help, have a look through the information below. There’s also information here about how to volunteer, if you are able. Croydon Voluntary […]

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Help the Foodbank

Norwood & Brixton Foodbank are still running, and they need your help more than ever right now! Although the distribution points are not operating, food vouchers are still being issued over the phone (ring Fr Daniel or Fr John if you need one) and food packages are being delivered to people’s homes. If you usually […]

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Easter Egg Appeal

Easter is approaching, and one of the ways we celebrate is with Easter eggs! Many local families can’t afford to buy Easter eggs for their children, so we’re raising money to donate 150 Fairtrade Easter eggs to the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank. Please donate through this Just Giving link, and bring some joy to local […]

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Happily Ever After

The St John’s pantomime (Cinderella) was a great success a few weekends ago, raising around £3,000. Members of the congregation and people from the local community joined forces, rehearsing most Sundays since September. As well as the cast, who gave up so much of their time to make it a success, thanks are due to […]

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Response to the Bishops’ Statement

The House of Bishops recently released a ‘pastoral statement’ on civil partnerships which has been much ridiculed in the press. At St John’s we would like to reaffirm our commitment to the vision of Inclusive Church, of which we are a member: “We believe in inclusive Church – a church which celebrates and affirms every […]

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He’s behind you!

The 2019 St John’s Pantomime is coming soon, with three performances of Cinderella to delight young and old: Friday 24th January at 7.30pm Saturday 25th January at 6pm Sunday 26th January at 2pm Directed and performed by members of St John’s and friends from the local community, with Fr Daniel on the piano. Book your […]

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