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The ‘Weathering the storms of life exhibition’ looks at how we can all be more prepared to ‘weather the storms of life’.

Weathering the Storms of Life exhibtion

Weathering the Storms of Life exhibtion

Given the recent downturn in the economy together with natural and man made disasters the messages were simple and clear that only a few generations ago were common place; but sadly forgotten. This exhibition has been organised by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who will be touring the exhibition around the country.

We heard of how the church ran classes helping people get back into work with CV, interview techniques and more for their congregation and the wider community.

It was really interesting to learn more about this church and their activities in the community.

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On Saturday 29th November I attended the Street Pastors 5th Annual Celebration accompanied by Councillor Christina Valcarcel. The event began with a Graduation ceremony at St Marks Church in Kennington followed by a dinner at the Hotel Ibis in Earls Court.

Street Pastor from Lambeth Graduating

Throughout the day we heard about the great work by Street Pastors who are an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.

The graduation ceremony followed trainees attending a comprehensive training programme is designed to fully equip new Street Pastors to respond to the needs of all the people that they engage on the streets.

Deputy Mayor of Lambeth and Councillor Christina Valcarcel

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On Monday 29th September I attended the Centenary Mass at St Bartholomew’s Church, Streatham. I was greeted by Father Thomas Cooper who made me extremely welcome to their celebrations. The Archbishop of Southwark spoke of the the rich history of the church and all those from both the past and present who have contributed to the Parish. I really got a sense of the church being at the heart of the community and of a wonderfully diverse group of people who come together to celebrate St. Bartholomewes 100 years.

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