About

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Spirit

We are a Church of England parish church in the Diocese of Southwark, in Clapham, South London. Celebrating the Eucharist is central to our worship, which is in a liberal catholic tradition. We are an Inclusive Church and believe that the Bible offers a vision of God’s gracious invitation to all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, education or sexuality. We have a lot of children in our parish and children are welcome at all our services. Holy Spirit is a member of Churches Together in Clapham.

Mother Ruth

We are sure that many of you will have already heard that Mtr Ruth was hit by a car whilst out running last week.

She has now undergone dental and reconstructive surgery and Mother Ruth is SO much better. The bruising, swelling and yellowness are fading and she is now back at work, but she still needs to take things slowly, so please do not inundate her with requests. 

Many thanks. Sarah & Ollie, Churchwardens

Meet the PCC

The PCC met on 9 June. Here they are.

Bishop of Southwark at CHS 

To conclude our centenary celebrations, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, joined our parish Eucharist on 26th January, and blessed the new Pentecost icon written for us.


Hope for the Future @CHS - APCM updated in April on Mission Action Plan

A big thank you to all 47 of you who came to the Hope for the Future @ CHS sessions, and a special vote of thanks to Sarah and Ollie for their hard work in preparing.

We were bowled over – bowled over by the numbers of you who came, bowled over by the passion you brought to the process, bowled over by the imagination you brought to the 50+ ways you thought that CHS can be a focus of hope in our community, bowled over by the richness of the resources you identified, and bowled over by the network of people and organisations you think we can work with.

We have collated all the information suggestions and ideas from the sessions, and presented them at the annual meeting here.

Singing for Robes 

Robes is the small charity doing a big job for the homeless in South London. A number of people from CHS joined forces to sing and add £1,324 to the funds being raised to support this joint scheme to provide shelter, a welcome, warmth and food to those without during the winter.


Our neighbours are banking on us

Church of the Holy Spirit has a paying-in box in church to support the Food Bank in Poynders Road.....  read on

Centenary

We have ended a year of celebrations for our 100th birthday - see here for details.  For the next 100 years, we have started to plan - find out about it here.

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