Monday 9th February 2015, 6.30-8pm Religious Freedom Event Grand Committee Room, House of Commons
Rehman Chishti MP will be hosting a talk and discussion on justice for Asia Bibi and religious freedom. There will be several guest speakers, including Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, Baroness Berridge, and others. Please RSVP to Grace Watts or call 020 7219 7075 by Monday 2nd February 2015.
Tuesday 10th February 2015, 7.30pm Inequality: what can we do about it? Hinde Street Methodist Church
The first of 5 lectures on the theme "Thinking for Today's World" with Dr Faiza Shaheen, Head of Equality & Sustainable Development at Save the Children UK.
Thursday 12th February 2015, 9am Super Stone Age Sale! School Hall, St Matthew's CE Primary School
Scrumptious cakes and spectacular stone age-style jewellery on sale, designed and made by the children of Year 3. Proceeds from the sale will fund their trip to the London Aquarium later in the year.
Friday 13th February 2015, 1.05pm Lunchtime talk St. John's, Smith Square
The monthly series of topical debate continues with Helen Fraser, Chief Executive of the Girls' Day School Trust. Hosted by the Revd Graham Buckle. Free admission.
Friday 13th February 2015, doors open 6.50pm At the foot of the cross Westminster Central Hall
Join Diane Louise Jordan for BBC Radio 2's meditation in words and music for Good Friday. The BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Radio 2's Young Choristers of the Year, soloists and special guests will join a specially assembled chorus of singers to perform John Rutter's Requiem as well as familiar hymns, spirituals and sacred music under the baton of James Burton. Poetry and readings will tell the story of Christ's death, reflecting both on the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday and also the sacrifice made by so many during World War I. To apply for tickets, visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets
Saturday 14th February 2015, 7pm Piano Recital by Carl Bahoshy St. James’ RC Church, 22 George Street W1U 3QY
In aid of Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN) supporting refugee families in Northern Iraq. Free admission with retiring collection. The programme includes works by Beethoven & Chopin.
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 5.30pm-7pm Pancake Party St Matthew's House
A chance to indulge with pancake and toppings before the start of Lent.
Tuesday 17th February - Thursday 3rd April 2015 In the Wilderness: Painting and Poetry Exhibition St Margaret's Church, Westminster
Paintings by Adam Boulter with poems by Malcolm Guite, reflecting on the Biblical wilderness and the pauses in life.
Tuesdays in Lent (except 31 March) 2015, 12noon Lent Reflection St Matthew's Westminster
A weekly 15 minute reflection for Lent led by our Lay Reader, Tamara Katzenbach
Tuesday 24th February 2015, 7pm Completely Beside Ourselves: An evening on dementia & faith St Martin's Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields
With input from Livability and their Dementia-Friendly Churches programme. Neil Bunker, mental health liaison priest for Westminster will be chairing the evening. Suggested donation £5. For more information contact Revd Katherine Hedderly - email@example.com Tel: 020 7766 1102
Wednesdays in Lent 2015, 7pm Lent Group/Images of Faith St Matthew's Westminster
A series of films raising issues of faith and change. Each week refreshments will be available from 6pm, with the film starting promptly at 7pm. 25th February - Of Gods and Men 4th March - The Way 11th March - Of Greater Love 18th March - Faith like Potatoes 25th March - Into Great Silence
Thursday 26th February 2015, 7pm The Life of Contemplative Christianity in Iconography & Monasticism in Eastern Christianity St George's, Hanover Square
A film of 55 minutes, presented by Sir Richard Temple, after which there will be a time for discussion and refreshments.
Saturday 28th February 2015, 9.45am-4.30pm Faith in Politics? City Temple, London, EC1A 2DE
A day of speakers and workshops hosted by Christian Aid, Greenbelt and the Children's Society to explore what our faith has got to do with poverty and public life, why politics matters and how we can create positive change through campaigning. Speakers include: Dr Rowan Williams, Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Giles Fraser, and many more! Tickets are £15, which includes lunch, and are available here.
Sunday 1st March & Sunday 8th March 2015, 9.30 – 10.50am & 12.30-1.30pm The "Holy Hoarder’s" Restoration Appeal Sale All Saints, Margaret Street
A substantial sale of largely new (and some nearly new) men’s clothing items in aid of the All Saints' Restoration Appeal, including high quality men’s clothes. Goods range in price from £1.50 - £35 a piece (shoes from £8 - £12). This is a cash only sale.
Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 6pm Book Launch St Matthew's, Westminster
Canterbury Press cordially invites you to the launch of "Blessing" by Andrew Davison. This event will include a 30 minute talk by Andrew Davison on the topic of blessing, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 6th March 2015, 2.30pm Women's World Day of Prayer Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Praying for the Bahamas in a service prepared by the women of the Bahamas.
Saturday 7th March 2015, 11.30am Ecumenical Climate Service St Mary le Strand
As part of the National Climate March, a service is being held in St Mary le Strand in support of this issue. There are refreshments available from 10.30am and people are invited to join the march following the service.
Wednesday 11th March 2015, 10am - 4pm Preaching resurrection in the city Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London WC2H 8EP
A range of speakers and workshops by the College of Preachers. Tickets for this event cost £15 and are available online.
Friday 13th March 2015, 1.05pm Lunchtime talk St John's, Smith Square
The Revd Graham Buckle will be in conversation with Jonathan Aitken, a member of St Matthew's congregation. Jonathan Aitken is an author, broadcaster, columnist, lecturer and campaigner for prison reform. This free lunchtime talk will be held at St John's Smith Square, SW1P 3HA.
Saturday 14th March 2015, 10.30am for 11am Quiet Day St Anne's, 55 Dean Street Soho
If you are thinking that you'd like to deepen your prayer life during Lent then this is an ideal opportunity to learn, practice and share with others. Tea and coffee will be served from 10:30am and the day will start at 11am. There will be an hour for lunch and the day will finish at 4pm. There is no charge for this event but please register here or by emailing St Anne's:email@example.com
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 11am - 3pm What is Biblical Ministry? Revisiting diakonia in the New Testament Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London WC2H 8EP
A lecture and discussion day hosted by Ed Kaneen. Ed is Tutor in Biblical Studies at South Wales Baptist College, and teaches New Testament in Cardiff University.
Thursday 26th March 2015, 7.00-8.30pm Religion & Conflict in the Middle East: What hope of peace? Farm Street Church Hall, Mount Street
All welcome to an evening of lively panel debate with speakers Gerard Russell (former UN & British diplomat), Don Macintyre ("The Independent") and Christina Lamb ("The Sunday Times"). Recommended donation: £7 on the door. Light refreshments. Booking is essential via www.mountstreet.info
Saturday 28th March 2015, 6pm The Sacred Voices of Levant St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street (off Pimlico Rd)
An invitation to a concert of sacred Levantine (Middle Eastern) music and chants for the deliverance of Iraq and Syria. Entrance free but there will be a collection for the refugees in Syria and Iraq.
Saturday 4th April 2015, 6pm Service of Baptism and Confirmation St Paul's Cathedral, London WC2H 8EP
Officiated by the Bishop of London. If you wish to explore baptism or confirmation further, please do speak to one of the clergy or write your name on the enquiry sheet at church.
Rebecca Hussey's Book Charity was established by her will in 1714 and provides religious and other useful books to institutions in the United Kingdom. To celebrate the 300th anniversary, the Trustees, with the generous support of Sion College, would like to invite you to this commemorative lecture given by Professor Oliver Davies of King's College, London on 'Reading theologically'. There is no charge for attendance, but places are limited and a ticket will be required to gain entrance to Lambeth Palace. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Saturday 25th April 2015, 10am St Matthew's Parish Walk Starting at St Matthew's House
Oscar the dog has kindly offered to lead a parish walk around Trent Country Park assisted by Eithne Risner. The group will meet at St Matthew's House at 10am promptly and then travel on via the tube. Lunch will be at a cafe in the Park, to which you are welcome to bring your own sandwiches if you prefer. If you would like to come on the walk, please email the office here or sign up at church. Oscar is looking forward to the walk immensely and promises to stay mainly on the path!
8.00 Holy Eucharist (1662) 11.00 SOLEMN MASS (Common Worship)