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CHRISTMAS SERVICES 2015

Here is a list of all the upcoming Christmas Services at St Philip's Church.
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Advent

Advent, the time leading up to Christmas, is a season of new beginnings. So it’s fitting that we’re launching our website- not in September, or January, or any of the times we normally associate with a new year- but at the start of a new year in the Church.

Advent is a time of renewal. It’s an exhilarating time, one of my favourite seasons. I’ve always loved the traditional Advent hymns, with their sense of fresh expectancy and longing: “O come, o come Emmanuel” and “Lo! he comes with clouds descending”. To me, they speak of the ancient desire for God, and our human need to be loved. Advent is a season of heightened expectation: we believe in transformation; we believe in change.

We’re always being led into newness. Here at St Philip’s, as well as our website, we had this week an exciting new service in Spanish. Thirty people

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St Philip’s Church plays a large and vital part in the community life of Avondale Square, the Old Kent Road and surrounding area. As well as one-off events such as fun days and local events, our Community Hall hosts a variety of activities for all ages.

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Mondays: 10.45-11.30am – Family Zumba

Improve your fitness and have fun at the same time!

Organised by South Bermondsey Children’s Centre, this weekly session is for parents and carers and their children. It is open to all and is free of charge.

No need to book: just turn up.

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Tuesdays: 6.30-8.00pm – South Bermondsey Big Local Community Choir

Funded by the South Bermondsey Big Local, the singing group is going from strength to strength and now has about 15 members. We gave our first performance at the recent Big Local Champions Day event, which was a huge success. We meet together each week to enjoy each other’s company, enjoy singing, and have fun!

Anyone is welcome to join the group, whether you have any experience of singing or not.

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Thursdays: 2.00-4.00pm – Thursday Tea Club

Big Local South Bermondsey Group for older residents. Come and enjoy a cup of tea, knitting, board games and other activities.

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Thursdays: 6.00- 9.00pm Southwark – Model Railway Club

New members are always welcome.

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