Wednesday 5th August, 12noon-3pm Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Day Lambeth Palace
Dating back to the 12th Century, the garden at Lambeth Palace is the oldest continuously-cultivated garden in London. During the Open Day, tea, coffee and cakes will be available to purchase, the proceeds of which, along with the admission fee of £4 will go to Christian Aid. There will also be an opportunity to purchase plants and Lambeth Palace souvenirs. For more information, click here.
An Ecumenical service organised by Pax Christi in memory of the 72nd anniversary of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter’s execution in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army. Following the service, there will be an Interfaith Peace Walk from Sacred Heart Chapel to London Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park for a Floating Lantern Ceremony to commemorate the 70th Anniversary for victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all wars. The ceremony seeks to reflect on the horrors of war in an atomic age and to pray together for peace and harmony between all people and nations. All are very welcome to join and offer flowers and incense. For more information please contact Nipponzan Myohoji: Tel: 020 7228 9620.
Thursday 13th August, 1.15-1.45pm Contemplative Space: Be Kind to Yourself St Matthew's Westminster
Step out of your hectic life and set aside space and time for peace, stillness, and quiet at St Matthew's Church. This will be an opportunity to be kind to yourself by slowing down into silence. You are welcome to take a brief moment in the space or stay for the full thirty minutes, people are free to come and go. The time will include the reading of a short poem and gentle background music.
8.00 Holy Eucharist (1662) 11.00 SOLEMN MASS (Common Worship)