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Admission of children to Baptism and Holy Communion

Sunday 29th January 2023 – the Feast of Candlemas

This is for Year 3 and above, classes will run after Mass every Sunday in Advent (27 Nov – 18 Dec) and in January (8th to 22nd).

If you would like to have your child baptised or admitted to Holy Communion please contact us to speak to Father Nick of Miranda.

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Whatever happened to the legendary plane tree?

Thank you very much to Rick Yoder, who recently got in touch with the fascinating story of the historic London plane tree which once stood in St Faith’s Vicarage front garden:

As you can see from the link below, Jeff Segal, Cabinetmaker, rescued its wonderful timber from the chipper, when he noticed the 200 year old giant laying on its side in 2010 and asked the Vicar to call off the chainsaw gang!

http://www.jeffsegalworkshop.co.uk/timber/Milling_London_plane.php

Yoder, an amateur woodworker, was lucky enough to buy some of the resultant timber and has recently completed a little wall cabinet (pictured), which has now flown across the Atlantic and rests proudly in its new home in New York. He feels honoured to have participated in a small way in the tree’s rescue and perpetuation.

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Hiring St Faith’s Church

Does your non-profit group need a space for Concerts, Rehearsals or Other Activities.

Please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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About St Faith’s

St Faith’s is an inclusive, lively Church of England community of faith
where a variety of people from many walks of life join together for prayer, worship, fellowship
and to explore together what it means to be the people of God in this place.
We serve a diverse multicultural community in North Dulwich and Denmark Hill.
We welcome to our church everyone interested in living out or discovering more about the Christian faith. We worship in an open catholic tradition.

Almighty God, who kindled the flame of love in the heart of your servant, St. Faith,
the teenage girl who lived and died for her belief in the risen Lord
give us the same strength and courage to witness to your Truth so that we may look forward to a time
when there will be an end to evil, suffering and sorrow; that all people may be united
in the ways of justice & of peace. Amen.

1 of 8 beautiful windows in our Lady Chapel, by Master Glazier Laurence Lee

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Peckham Pantry

Peckham Pantry – Peckham Park Road

Peckham Pantry is a sister project to Southwark Foodbank at Pecan.  It is a membership scheme community shop aiming to offer dignity and choice for its members, providing support to people on a low income or people recovering from crisis. 

A community shop where local residents can become members and access a range of services.  The pantry offers fresh and healthy food for less. A local pantry can help to alleviate food poverty, promote social inclusion and have a positive impact on mental health.

  • Members pay £4.50 for each pantry shop visit    
  • Healthy Start vouchers accepted 
  • Pantry members can pay with cash or card 
  • Opportunity to meet new people or become a volunteer 

Opening Times: 

Mon- Weds plus Fri-Sat          9AM – 4PM 

Thursday        10AM – 4PM 

Sunday               CLOSED 

 49-53 Peckham Park Road, London.  SE15 6TU 

Please visit our website for further information: www.pecan.org.uk/peckham-pantry or ring 020 7732 0007

Follow us on: fbk: @PantryPeckham     Twit: @PantryPeckham   Inst: @Pantrypeckham 

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Take a look at our Eco Church page

Caring for God`s earth

“God put human kind in the garden of the Eden

as its gardener to tend and care for it” – Geneses 1:2

You`ve probably heard about the floods in Yorkshire or Venice not long ago. Or maybe the fires in California, Australia or Siberia caught your attention. All these are effects of climate change. It`s a really big issue that will influence the young generation, our children and grandchildren. The earth is getting warmer and warmer, the poles begin to melt, the temperature and the sea levels rise, some places become uninhabitable…

Yorkshire, Venice and Siberia are only the first steps towards something worse.

The main reason for that is, that we live beyond what the earth can really provide and that`s how we destroy our environment.

What can we do about it?

Churches also have a responsibility for caring for God`s earth. That`s why St. Faith North Dulwich decided to take part in the Eco Church project.

Starting with recycling and using less plastic; to impact everyone’s life, to take care of the environment.

How does that work?

The Eco Church project includes a survey which questions what your church already does for the environment. Depending on how the questions are answered, you can get a bronze, silver or gold award for your church. Also you can improve your answers and get better. The survey is very helpful for that.

Everyone can do something: the more we are, the more we can achieve.

Find more about eco church here: https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/

Watch out for our first post, coming soon: instagram.com/stfaithsredpost

Practical lifestyle tips and advice on caring for God’s earth

Talking about the horrible causes and effects of climate change includes also talking about things we can do to avoid it.

Each one of us can do something. Nobody is perfect, but we have to start with something small and easy and then improve our destinations step by step.

Here are a few tips you can start with straight away.

(You can choose three of these tips and plan to keep them for a week)

Beginner

– pray for climate justice, clean oceans, environmental protection

– take public transport, bicycle or walk instead of using the car

– take your own shopping bag (not made of plastic) for shopping

– turn the lights off when you leave a room

Advanced

– go to different demonstrations against climate change to set an example

– use recycled paper

– buy only seasonal and regional grown fruits and vegetables

– fly less (use train or bus instead)

Pros

– avoid palm oil products (in cosmetics, some sorts of sweets and chocolate)

– eat less fish and meat (especially pork and beef)

– avoid micro plastic (in shower gels, shampoos, soaps)

-buy more second hand clothing

We have only one earth. Save it.

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Safeguarding Information

The Parish of St Faith North Dulwich takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Please read this page for further information:

To contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer and Churchwardens:

Safeguarding Officer, Doreen Mensah
Churchwardens, Robin Wyborn and Ben Mensah
can all be contacted via the church office. Please email or phone and someone will get back to you as soon as possible: office@stfaithschurch.org 020 7274 3924 (office hours Tues-Thurs 9.30am-3pm).

To read St Faith’s Church Safeguarding Policy, click here.

Below are some external teams and helplines which may be able to help with your safeguarding concerns:

at the Diocese –

Out of hours duty line – 020 3874 6743

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pamela Chisholm 020 7939 9423 Mob 07982 279713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org

at Southwark Council –

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), if you have concerns about a child
020 7525 1921 (M-F 9-5) 020 7525 5000 (out of hours) MASH@southwark.gov.uk

Vulnerable Adult Team, if you have concerns about a vulnerable adult
OPPDContactteam@southwark.gov.uk

 

telephone helplines –

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline, if you are worried about a child
0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours)

Child-line, if you are a child or young person and worried about anything
0800 1111 (free and open 24 hours).

National Domestic Violence Helpline,
if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
0808 2000 247 (free and open 24 hours)

Samaritans Helpline,
if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to
116 123 (open 24 hours)

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline,
080 8808 8141 (free and open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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Our Mission Action Plan

Please click here for our Mission Action Plan 2019-24