Helping Our New Neighbours Settle In
Our Local Authority has accepted and housed ten families fleeing the violence in the Middle East and we feel blessed to be able to join with other local groups in welcoming them, concentrating on finding the many household items they need. When they came to see and choose we also had a very nice time in our kitchen!
Supporting Other Refugees and Asylum Seekers
We have also long supported the LEWCAS food bank for asylum seekers and helped with work in the camps at Calais. Our children also raised money and sent solar chargers for mobile phones. It was their idea. Really.
Interfaith Walk for Peace May 2017
Over 500 people attended the annual Lewisham Interfaith Walk for Peace on May 21st. The route included a Synagogue, Churches, the Islamic Centre, Sivan Temple and the Civic Centre. A wonderful experience for different faiths to walk together and exchange ideas.
Peace of Cake
This was originally an initiative of Lewisham Islamic Centre for which we are particularly grateful because it is where we first started making real friends and getting involved. These 'coffee mornings' are now held in various places at different times of day and welcome everyone to stand together against racism in all its forms
Celebrating 500 years
In February 2017 we participated in the Churches Together celebration of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant reformation by hosting an event jointly with the nearby Dietrich Bonhoeffer Congregation. Although we have moved in a different direction than many Protestant churches we celebrate our common origin and very much enjoyed our time working with Pastor Rapp and the ministers from other London congregations.