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Help for Residents of Lambeth

posted 27 Mar 2020, 10:05 by Church Office   [ updated 27 Mar 2020, 10:05 ]

Live in Lambeth? Do you or someone you know need a bit of extra help in this troublesome time? If you are resident in Lambeth in need of
some extra help there has been a special hotline that has been set up  which is for anyone who needs help if they’re vulnerable in any way, isolated or isolating (someone can phone on another’s behalf). If you call the number they will take your details, what you need and get that information to the relevant people/department (for example; medical support, medicine, mental health, financial advice, a wide range of support). They’ll then coordinate getting the needed help to the caller.

The number is:  020 7926 2999

The Sunday Eucharist with Zoom

posted 27 Mar 2020, 09:02 by Church Office   [ updated 28 Mar 2020, 02:59 ]

Dear Friends, 

We are using Zoom, a video chatting service that allows us all to connect and see each other at the same time. So far, we have had a daily prayer service using zoom which I'm thrilled to say was a success. So, we will now be having daily prayer sessions on zoom at 1pm from Monday to Friday. To join us, all you need is to log on on your computer or to do is download the zoom app on your iPhone or Android device and then click the link below. The link is available here on the website, on the church calendar and on the Church Whatsapp group. 

Daily prayers - 1pm - link is https://zoom.us/j/130438833

This Sunday we will be trialling our first ever online Mass, for the 10:30am Parish Eucharist, using Zoom! You can join us by clicking the link below and follow along with the attached service sheet which you can download and print. We hope to see you all there. 

Sunday Eucharist - 10.30 am - link is https://zoom.us/j/850453964

Message to our parishioners and neighbours

posted 14 Mar 2020, 02:17 by CHS Info   [ updated 28 Mar 2020, 01:39 ]

Dear beloved friends and neighbours,

On Monday 23rd March 2020, as well as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York having previously suspended all public worship services, the Bishop of Southwark has now officially closed all church buildings. Therefore, we are no longer able to host private prayer on weekday mornings or quiet prayer and reflection on Sundays.

The Church of the Holy Spirit remains alive as we continue our worship to God and care for one another however, our church building and the contact centre will be closed. We would like to maintain our community worship albeit virtually rather than in person. So, there will be a weekly post on the website under the new blue tab 'Virtual Church' which will include a sermon, readings and prayers pertaining to that week. It will also be available as a PDF for downloading and printing. We are also going to post a video recording of Mother Ruth delivering the sermon for that week. 

Daily services will be available on Zoom. Monday to Friday at 1pm, and on Sunday at 10:30. Check the Diary to get the links.


You can submit a prayer request via the website where you will be prayed for at a specific time of day.  

 

Following the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday evening, we plead with you to stay in your homes and only go out if it is essential. With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in London, we must continue to distance ourselves from each other to prevent transmission of the virus and save lives. This is not just about looking after ourselves as individuals but the community as a whole. Protecting the elderly, vulnerable and immune compromised is essential.

 

For now, the parish office will be closed and as a result the office telephone will not be staffed. The best way to get in contact is by emailing office@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk.  Lilly is working from home and will be reading and answering emails daily. 

 

We want to ensure everyone stays connected so we have created a CHS Whatsapp group, if you would like to be added to that, please let Lilly know by emailing your contact details to office@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk. We can use it to keep each other informed about who needs help in our community. Please do get in touch if you or anyone you know needs assistance during these unprecedented times. Similarly, if you or someone you know would like a phone call, be it for wellbeing or spiritual matters, please email your phone number to office@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk or wardens@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk and we will arrange a phone call appointment. 

 

We look forward to seeing you soon but in the meantime be kind to each other and stay safe. 

 

God Bless you all. 

 

With love, 

 

All of us at Church of the Holy Spirit. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

posted 11 Mar 2020, 08:50 by Church Office   [ updated 11 Mar 2020, 08:51 ]

We know you might be feeling unsettled and worried about the rise in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK and how this might affect you, your families and our congregation. While the situation has been assessed by the Chief Medical officer as moderate, it is important to note that this is to allow the government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals is still low.  Here we have outlined what Holy Spirit is doing to help you and what you can all do to help yourselves. 

Whats's Happening This week... 09.03.2020

posted 9 Mar 2020, 06:58 by Church Office   [ updated 9 Mar 2020, 07:49 ]

THIS WEEK 

- On Tuesday we are hosting an open public meeting with local councillors and representatives from TFL, to discuss the impact on the community of the proposed road layout changes to the Clapham Southside- Cavendish Road junction. They are proposing the installation of a pedestrian crossing as well as a no left turn from Clapham south side on to Cavendish road. The meeting starts at 7.30pm.  ALL WELCOME. 

- Young people we love 'em! Holy Molies toddler group 9.30-11am and Youth Choir 3.30-4.45pm on TUESDAYS. Snacks and singing for all. 

- Bonneville primary school are visiting our Silver Socials group on Tuesday at 11am to decorate cakes. 

- We are now in week 3 of Lent. On Thursday our Lent group will be discussing the painting 'Hope' by George Frederic Watts at 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME. 

- Enjoy a chat and a healthy, home-cooked lunch on SATURDAY. This week's Lenten soup lunch will be hosted by our Book Club from 12-2 pm, there will be soups, bread and cheeses. All proceeds will be going towards the Bishop's Lent Appeal Charities. 

- On Sunday, Pram service starts at 8am for your little early risers. There will be breakfast, songs and stories and this week we will be playing with water. 

- This week Ecumenical  Lent Evening service is hosted by St Paul's, Rectory Grove at 6.30pm 

- Don't forget next week is MOTHERING SUNDAY with daffodils and cakes. 

What's Happening this week...02.03.2020

posted 4 Mar 2020, 04:15 by Church Office   [ updated 4 Mar 2020, 04:16 ]

THIS WEEK

- Holy Molies and Silver Socials are up and running as usual. There will be stories, songs and snacks for all. 
        Holy Molies starts at 9:30am followed by Silver Socials at 10:30am. 

- Youth Choir continues at 3:30pm-5pm. If your child is interested in joining please contact Mother Ruth.

- Join us for the first session of our Holy Spirit Lent Group on Thursday at 7:30pm. Exploring the Lent Gospels in the company of works by Watts, Millais, Nash, Epstein, Bacon & Spencer from the Tate Britain collection. If you cant make it to our Lent group, Clapham Methodist Church are running a lent group on Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm and St James are running an afternoon Lent group at 3pm. 

- There will be a trip to the Tate Britain this Sunday from 12.45pm - 2.45pm. 

- This week the Saturday soup lunch will be hosted by our very own PCC from 12-2pm. There will be warming soup and welcoming souls. All proceeds go to the Bishop's Lent Call, supporting projects within Southwark Diocese and in the Holy Land, Nigeria and our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe.

-  The Churches together in Clapham community are hosting  Sunday evening Lent services, continuing with St Mary's RC Church on Clapham Park Road. This weeks' service starts at  7.00pm. 

- Robes Night Shelter continues from Saturday night to Sunday mornings. 

What's Happening this week...24.02.2020

posted 26 Feb 2020, 06:29 by Church Office   [ updated 26 Feb 2020, 06:40 ]

THIS WEEK

- Lent begins this week. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday. Join us for a service of penitence with ashes on Wednesday 26th February at 8pm. 

- The Churches together in Clapham community are hosting  Sunday evening Lent services starting with Clapham Baptist Church on Victoria Rise. This weeks' service starts at  6:30pm. 

- We are hosting Lent groups here at Holy Spirit on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Exploring the Lent Gospels in the company of works by Watts, Millais, Nash, Epstein, Bacon & Spencer from the Tate Britain collection. If you cannot make it to the group at Holy Spirit, Lent groups will also be hosted at Clapham Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and at St James' on Fridays at 3pm. 

- Saturday Soup Lent Lunches begins on the 7th March, hosted by our individual church groups from 12-2pm. There will be warming soup and welcoming souls. All proceeds go to the Bishop's Lent Call, supporting projects within Southwark Diocese and in the Holy Land, Nigeria and our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe.

- Things are getting exciting at Pram service this week as we break out the sand box and learn about the story of Jesus in the desert. Join us on Sunday Morning at 8am. 

- Holy Molies and Silver socials are up and running as usual. There will be stories, songs and snacks for all. 
      Holy Molies starts at 9:30am, Silver Socials at 10:30am. 

- Youth Choir continues this week at 3:30pm - 5pm. If your child is interested in joining or if you are interested in helping out, please contact Mother Ruth.

- The Robes night shelter continues on Saturday nights to Sunday Mornings.

What's Happening this week... 10.02.20

posted 10 Feb 2020, 06:05 by Church Office

THIS WEEK
- It is the last Holy Molies and Youth Choir practice before half term. For the last Holy Molies session we will be making and playing with SALT DOUGH!

- Join Silver Socials at 10:30 am this Tuesday. 

- Pram Service will be continuing through half term so come for some breakfast, songs and stories at 8am on Sundays

-This Sunday Evening we will be having our bi-monthly Meditation Service where you can relax into your Sunday evening. Join us at 6:30pm . 

COMING UP... PANCAKE DAY!

- Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake day is this Tuesday 26th February. We will be having our Silvers' pancake flipping at 10:30am and our Family Pancake Party at 5pm after youth choir. 
- We need volunteers so if you are able to help out in anyway please email office@holyspirt-clapham.org.uk

What's Happening this week...03.02.2020

posted 3 Feb 2020, 05:19 by Church Office   [ updated 3 Feb 2020, 05:19 ]

THIS WEEK

- Holy Molies and Silver socials are up and running as usual. There will be stories, songs and snacks for all. 
      Holy Molies starts at 9:30am, Silver Socials at 10:30am. 

- Youth Choir continues this week at 3:30pm - 5pm. If your child is interested in joining or if you are interested in helping out, please contact Mother Ruth.

- The Robes night shelter continues on Saturday nights to Sunday Mornings.

- St James Church are hosting a Community Exhibition of 'Hope' and would like YOU to send in your photos of hope that have been taken between January 1st  2020 and February 21st 2020. It can also be a drawing, painting, knitting on to a piece of card, a poem or any kind of artwork so long as it portrays hope to you. The artwork/ photo must be 8" x 6" and you can email it to stjameshope2020@gmail.com or drop it in at St James Church, Park Hill SW4 9PB on Friday between 11am - 5pm or at the Sunday morning 11am service. The deadline is Friday 21st February 2020. We can't wait to see the submissions! 

- The Opera Project will be rehearsing in the church daily. 

What's Happening this week... 27.01.2020

posted 29 Jan 2020, 04:25 by Church Office   [ updated 29 Jan 2020, 05:46 ]

THIS WEEK

- Holy Molies and Silver socials are up and running as usual. There will be stories, songs and snacks for all. 
      Holy Molies starts at 9:30am, Silver Socials at 10:30am. 

- Youth Choir continues this week at 3:30pm - 5pm. If your child is interested in joining or if you are interested in helping out, please contact Mother Ruth.

- We are pleased to announce that the first night if our robes night shelter was a great success and we are looking forward to Saturday where it continues from 6pm here at Church of the Holy Spirit.

- This Sunday is Candlemas, this marks the close of the Christmas-Epiphany season.  As we celebrate Christ being revealed among us as the light of the world, we  turn towards Lent and Easter and start to reflect upon how we are called to carry that light into the world. We will (of course) be processing with candles. Come to our main 10:30 service and join the procession. 

- St James Church are hosting a Community Exhibition of 'Hope' and would like YOU to send in your photos of hope that have been taken between January 1st  2020 and February 21st 2020. It can also be a drawing, painting, knitting on to a piece of card, a poem or any kind of artwork so long as it portrays hope to you. The artwork/ photo must be 8" x 6" and you can email it to stjameshope2020@gmail.com or drop it in at St James Church, Park Hill SW4 9PB on Friday between 11am - 5pm or at the Sunday morning 11am service. The deadline is Friday 21st February 2020. We can't wait to see the submissions! 

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