Living in Love and Faith project – UPDATED DATES

Living in Love and Faith project – UPDATED DATES

How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ?
What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church?


The Living in Love and Faith project is the Church of England’s national process asking individuals, parishes, deaneries and communities to reflect on matters related to sexuality, gender and relationships. The Church of England have produced and introductory video (click here) and a podcast (click here) if you want to find out more.

The Deanery is running the Living in Love and Faith course which aims to help us think more deeply about what it means to be human and about how to live in love and faith. This five week course covers the following topics and is available via Zoom or in person at St Mary Magdalene, Church Walk, Richmond:

  1. Learning Together
    What does it mean to learn together as followers of Jesus Christ?
    2:30 – 4pm, Sunday 24th October at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
    7:30 – 9pm, Wednesday 27th October via Zoom
  2. Identity
    How does our identity in Christ relate to sex and gender?
    2:30 – 4pm, Sunday 31st October at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
    7:30 – 9pm, Wednesday 3rd November via Zoom
  3. Relationships
    What kinds of relationships does God call us to?
    2:30 – 4pm, Sunday 7th November at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
    7:30 – 9pm, Wednesday 10th November via Zoom
  4. Sex
    Where do our bodies and sex fit in to all of this?
    2:30 – 4pm, Sunday 14th November at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
    7:30 – 9pm, Wednesday 17th November via Zoom
  5. Life together
    How do diversity and difference affect our life together as a church?
    2:30 – 4pm, Sunday 21st November at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
    7:30 – 9pm, Wednesday 24th November via Zoom

Please email deanerysynod@gmail.com for the Zoom link. There’s no need to book ahead for the in-person sessions.

ECO Day at St Matthias, Saturday 2nd October

ECO Day at St Matthias, Saturday 2nd October

9:30am – 4pm, Saturday 2 October – ECO Day at St Matthias, Church Rd, Richmond – Dr Martin Hodson and Revd Margot Hodson from the John Ray Initiative in Oxford (www.jri.org.uk) share their expertise and learning through a day of free workshops, lectures and hands-on experiences to help us learn more about conservation and how we might play our part to reverse the negative impact of climate change on our environment and on those least able to cope. There will be activities for adults and children. The day is designed so that people can come and go as they wish so you do not need to stay for the whole day. See attached poster and timetable or visit www.richmondteamministry.org/eco-day-2021 for more details.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS – ALL ARE WELCOME!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS – ALL ARE WELCOME!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

With less than two weeks to go, we are delighted to be coming together as a Diocese at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 2 October from 11am to celebrate Black History Month. We warmly invite you to come and participate in uplifting worship and workshops. Please share this message widely with your congregations, friends and community.

This year, the national Black History Month theme is “Proud To Be…”. Tying in with this, our Diocesan Theme for 2021 is: Black History Month – Celebrating Business, Science and the Arts. Bishop Christopher will unfortunately be away and extends his apologies. He has invited Bishop Karowei to preside. The Revd Les Isaac, founder of Street Pastors and Ascension Trust, will preach. Poet, Adukeh, will be performing her poem, “Adornment” which has been especially written for the event. Singer/Songwriter, HURU, will be performing her song “Black Beauté”. Samuel Olawale, a young member from St George, Camberwell will be performing on the drums.

The workshops will follow the service and are along the themes of Business, Science and the Arts.  Entitled “Celebrating Excellence in Business”, Foluke Akinlose MBE, founder of the Precious Awards, will be interviewed by the Revd Lotwina Farodoye. The Arts workshop will be led by poet, Adukeh and the Medical Science workshop will be led by Dr Mosun Dorgu and Bishop Karowei. They will be joined by other doctors who will talk about the challenges that face UKME young people wanting to study Medicine and how to overcome them. We are also expecting to offer a second science workshop. Details will follow.  Drinks will be provided throughout the day and it will end at 1.30pm. Attendees will also each receive the Anti-Racism Charter (ARC) pack which includes, the Charter itself, a poster, postcards and case studies. It will also be sent out across the Diocese in the first week of October. We hope it will be a useful and empowering resource.

This promises to be a joyous celebration and an afternoon of reflection, sharing and empowerment. Our hope is that as many young people from across the Diocese will come too. Remember to bring a flag from your country of choice, banners, tamborines, drums and clappers so that we will raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving.

With our greetings, prayers and good wishes,

Bishop Christopher and Bishop Karowei.

The Avenue Club – Part -Time Administrative Assistant Required

The Avenue Club – Part -Time Administrative Assistant Required

Salary £13.90 per hour

The Avenue Club is a vibrant daytime social, leisure and wellbeing club offering a range of classes, activities and events. We are located at Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s in The Avenue, Kew, in a building that was originally part of a church, and is fully accessible. We are completely secular and welcome everyone from across the local community.

The Avenue Club, an integral part of Kew Community Trust https://www.kewcommunitytrust.org.uk/ which is at the heart of the local community, is seeking to recruit an experienced administrator to work within our small and friendly team.  The successful candidate will be required to work 15 hours over 3 days a week. Main qualities required are:

  • Friendly out-going personality happy to interact with those who attend the Club’s varied activities
  • Knowledge of MS Office packages
  • Eye for detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Happy to work as part of a small team

When you join Kew Community Trust, which offers a positive and supportive working environment, you will have: the chance to make a real difference to the community; training when identified; a positive work-life balance with pro-rata of 4 weeks paid holiday a year; and a pension scheme open to all employees.

A more detailed job description can be found at https://www.kewcommunitytrust.org.uk/the-trust/vacancies/

For an informal chat please contact the Avenue Club Manager – Lisa McTaggart, on 020 8940 8807.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and a short supporting statement detailing why you are interested in the role and what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role to: avenueclub@kewcommunitytrust.org.uk

Closing date is 23 July 2021

Kew Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer.