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To the Woolwich Area Children and Youth Ministry Teams

I would like to invite your church’s children and youth ministry team to join the online Woolwich CYP Affirmation Service on Tuesday 28 September 7-8:30pm. Anyone in this area of ministry, whether paid or voluntary, is encouraged to attend.

There will be an opportunity to hear from the Woolwich Youth Forum; hear about a recently released diocesan resource to support children and youth ministry; share some of your own experiences in your context in small group discussion with others and be part of a short service to reaffirm your call and commitment to children and youth ministry.

Since we will not be in person for this event, in which we would normally say thank you with food and refreshments, we have organised a gift pack to be sent out to attendees with some items for the event and a choice of hot drink and snacks on us! Please sign up here (Password: Karowei) by Thursday 23 September in order to receive a gift pack, but you will be able to sign up in general right up until the event begins.

Archdeacons Alastair Cutting and Jonathan Sedgwick and I, alongside Aike Kennett-Brown and Keli Bolton from the Diocesan CYP Team look forward to spending some time with you. In the meantime, we sincerely thank you for your commitment and care for our younger church members.

Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Karowei

Emma Kimsey

PA to the Bishop of Woolwich, Woolwich Area Office

Finance Administration, Bishop of Southwark

The Diocese of Southwark

Telephone: 020 7939 9405

Black History Month service

Saturday 2 October, 11.00am-3.00pm, Southwark Cathedral

This year's Black History Month service, celebrating Science, the Arts and Business, will be held at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 2 October at 11.00am, followed by workshops in the afternoon. The Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Karowei Dorgu, will preside at the Eucharist. The preacher will be the Revd Les Isaac OBE, founder of Ascension Trust and Street Pastors and Ecumenical Canon to Southwark Cathedral.

Further details and information on how to sign up will be available at: