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Winnie’s Ghana trip

Winnie works in the All Saints office for CAP (Christians Against Poverty). She is also in the process of setting up Giraffe Mobile Education Project (in her spare time!). It’s a literacy charity providing free access to a variety of books and literacy materials to primary school aged children in the town of Akropong-Akuapem in […]

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The Peckham Messiah

A little over a year ago, I played violin in a ‘come and sing’ performance of Handel’s Messiah. It’s written for a choir, four solo singers and an orchestra, and the words are taken straight from the Bible – much of it Old Testament prophecy, painting a clear picture of Christ’s birth, earthly life, passion, […]

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Mission partner update

Our mission partners Joerg and Lisa work with a small team called Xenos (meaning ‘foreigner’ in Greek) in a German city with a population of 50% immigrant background, ministering to the spiritual and practical needs of refugees and asylum seekers. They help run a cafe, contribute to church services and help with interpretation and translation. […]

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Sev’s short-term mission trip to Haiti

As part of my sabbatical over the summer, I was in Haiti for two weeks working alongside Konbit Haiti, a charity sharing God’s love with children and their families and encouraging self-dependence (see a short film introducing their work here). I helped at a holiday club for the last two weeks in July running each […]

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A week in Sidon

Even though I got to know our All Saints Mission partner (or our ASMP as I will now call her) while I was living here last year, it was really nice to be able to see a bit more of her work this past week while I’ve been back here in Sidon, South Lebanon. The […]

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There are no burkinis in the gospels

There are no burkinis in the gospels. No bikinis either. But when I see a photograph of a woman on the ground, surrounded by four men with weapons, being told to take off her clothes, I’m still pretty clear on where Jesus would position himself on this beach. Which is why I found myself, sweaty […]

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The time has come…

We move to Bristol this week, and what follows are the life lessons from my seven years at All Saints Peckham. It’s been quite a journey so far – in many ways a ‘coming of age’ as well as a journey of transformation. The following three words capture the key lessons I’ve learnt from being […]

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