Southwark faith groups share concern about Universal Credit

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If you are a faith leader and are concerned about the impact of Universal Credit on some of the poorest members of your local community, then we urge you to join with other faith leaders and sign a letter to local politicians expressing our support for them in challenging the structure of the new benefits system.


Peckham Churches Good Friday Gathering Fri 14th April 2017

church crowd 22.2.17The Peckham Group of Churches have submitted an application to Southwark Council to hold an event for this year’s Good Friday. We await the outcome of this submission.

The various participants of Peckham Churches are coming together to mark Good Friday with a short procession from Rye Lane Chapel down Rye Lane to Peckham Square for an hour of creative content including:

  • performance by a rapper on the theme of the occasion
  • drama performance on the theme of Good Friday
  • singing and readings

So please do join us at 10am outside Rye Lane Baptist Church and process down to Peckham Square for 10.30am for the main content until 11.30am.

Peckham Churches sponsoring this event:

All Saints CofE Church Peckham
St Luke’s CofE Church Peckham
Rye Lane Baptist Church
Peckham Park Road Baptist Church
Coplestone Centre Church
Peckham Methodist Circuit

Christians In The Workplace report

“Many of us spend much of our time in the workplace facing the challenges and opportunities for Christian witness.  In the midst of busy lives, and as possibly the only Christian we know in our work setting, it can be difficult to work out how best to apply and demonstrate our faith and talk about Jesus. So in late November Transform Southwark and City Hope Church held a support, networking, and prayer evening focusing on Christians in the workplace. A great evening was had. A Southwark police officer and someone recently awarded the ‘young banker of the year’ shared faith inspiring experiences and practical tips, issues were discussed, people discovered others from different Southwark churches facing similar challenges and prayed for each other. And there were many requests for more events like this… So, watch this space!”

Report: Fran Beckett