Childrens' Church Plans for the Autumn

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have enjoyed the summer and if you were away on holiday 
this year we wood like to
welcome you back
. Children's Church has resumed after our summer break, Our aim is to continue 
to encourage our children to explore their faith and the bible in a fun and enjoyable way.

Children's Church takes place at St Michael's during the services at 9.45am, and again during the 
11.15am service. Please bring your Children, relatives and friends to join us in praise ad worship.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

We plan to set up a young peoples group and are very interested to hear our young people's views 
and how we can serve their needs in the church and the community Please encourage your teenagers
and young people to join us in order to voice their opinions. They are most welcome. 

Also, if you are able to volunteer your time occasionally to assist with children's church e.g. supporting 
sessions - singing, art and crafts, games, drama, reading and trips ect. please let us know, Your help 
would be greatly appreciated.     

Please note that the first Sunday of every moth is a family service and the children usually tale part. 
We hope that you and your family can join us this and every Sunday..
Looking foreword to seeing you all 
and meeting new faces. 

if you have any questions/suggestions please contact us. 

Norma Campbell
Margaret Aidoo

on behalf of the Children's Church Leaders
God bless.

CLOSURE OF ST ANDREW’S CHURCH AND HAMMERTON HALL

Message from Rev. Erica Wooff, Vicar of Stockwell Parish

You may by now have heard about the decision by the Bishop of Southwark and Archdeacon of Lambeth to close St Andrew’s church and Hammerton Hall with immediate effect for health and safety reasons.  It is deeply sadness and regret that we find ourselves in this situation.  However the Bishop and I cannot take any risks with the personal safety of members of St Andrew's congregation, nor the safety of passers-by and members of our wider community.   The seriousness of the deterioration of the buildings was brought to the Bishop's and Archdeacon's attention when they received the written reports of the buildings' inspections that were ordered by the Parochial Church Council  following a small mount of rubble falling from St Andrew's church tower onto Landor Road in late January.  The action required was immediate and the closure order was signed on 1 March 2018.  Since that date, and for the forseeable future,  all worship and church activities connected with Stockwell Parish now take place at St Michael’s church.

I should like to reassure the Parish that there is no danger of St Michael's church closing.  Indeed, since these recent events, it is even more important that we continue to work hard at expanding our activities at St Michael's to attract even more members of our wonderful community, of all faiths and none. And also, how important it is to continue the restoration of St Michael's through the fundraising campaign launched by St. Michael's churchwarden, Henrietta Royle in November 2017.   Please contact Henrietta directly for details of how you may support us in this.

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