Ackroydon Community Church: Reimagining Church


What does a priest look like? What kinds of things do they do and say in lockdown? What does the church do when large gatherings are prohibited? Is Zoom the only way? I used to work for a charity going door-to-door. It can be tough. Lockdown has changed that. It’s fun timing how long it … Continue reading Ackroydon Community Church: Reimagining Church

Discipleship in Households


As I read these Easter days the book of the Acts of the Apostles, my attention is drawn to something which I might have overlooked before: the conversion of “households”. There are a number of them. In fact, read carefully, I discovered that the conversion itself is the final point of a wider experience of … Continue reading Discipleship in Households

Starting Spiritual Disciplines


We are living in unprecedented times with the pandemic shutting down much of our daily lives. There are, of course, some for whom this is an enormously busy time – especially the emergency services and NHS. For others life has slowed right down. Shut at home and with little outside contact. For those in lockdown, … Continue reading Starting Spiritual Disciplines

Live streaming services at Christ Church East Greenwich


Margaret Cave from Christ Church, East Greenwich shares some of her learning from the last few weeks live streaming services and their weekly Praise and Play pre school fun time. I encourage you to see technology as your friend and not your enemy because it can work hard for you to make shared worship possible … Continue reading Live streaming services at Christ Church East Greenwich

Pyjama Prayers – Jesus-centred fun from the comfort of home


What do you do when children are confined to home during this lockdown? How can we alleviate the strain on parents and families to provide round-the-clock supervision, home tutoring and entertainment? At Ascension, we have developed Pyjama Prayers, a series of video clips for children which air every weekday at 5pm. We saw this crisis … Continue reading Pyjama Prayers – Jesus-centred fun from the comfort of home

Mission Shaped Ministry Course


With the launch of the new ministry of lay pioneers within the Diocese of Southwark it is even more important to support and encourage pioneering and to develop not only pioneers but teams around them and churches and teams around the Diocese. One of the key ways that we do this is through the Mission … Continue reading Mission Shaped Ministry Course