Family Communion

Occuring
for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Family Communion for Trinity Sunday: celebrant the Revd Tola Badejo

First reading: Romans 8: 12 – 17
Gospel: John 3: 1 - 17

The Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is central to Christian faith, yet the word 'trinity' doesn't appear in the Bible and the concept is never explicitly discussed. However, in the readings today the three Persons of the Trinity are referred to as distinct from each other (so that Jesus can refer to his Father and also to the Spirit) but at the same time as each completely God. The link below is to a painting by the Spanish artist Jerónimo Cósida which visually represents the idea that Father, Son and Spirit are distinct in person but one and the same in essence.

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Fireflies

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 2 hours
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Fireflies is our Youth Club for young people over 10. Every Sunday evening in term time; free entry including supper.

Pebbles Toddlers' Group

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Activities for toddlers ands their parents - all welcome!

Holy Communion and Junior Church

Occuring
for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Holy Communion for the First Sunday after Trinity: celebrant the Revd Tola Badejo. Junior Church takes place at the same time in the hall.

First reading: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10
Gospel: Mark 2: 23–3:6

Today's readings interrelate in unexpected and significant ways. The passage from 1 Samuel is set in the very heart of formal religious observance, amongst people dedicated to serving God through ritual; the account in Mark appears to present a contradictory setting, in that Jesus places the meeting of human need before ritual observance. The point is that both approaches have an important place: Christian service needs to be informed by Christian belief and observance, but religious ritual, however precious to the believer, must never become an end in itself. Secondly, it is the boy Samuel whom God calls rather than the aged priest Eli. Samuel does not understand what is happening, and the imagined portrait above by Joshua Reynolds sensitively captures the complex emotions the boy must have felt. Eli has the wisdom to tell Samuel simply that he must listen, to say 'Speak, Lord, thy servant hearest'. In the Gospel passage, the religious authorities who place religious rules before care and compassion have in effect stopped listening, pursuing their own agenda rather than God's.

The things that stop us listening are not necessarily bad things; they may well be good or even essential, but Eli's instruction is good advice for us all.

Senior Moments Group

Occuring
Wednesday 08 May 2024, Wednesday 22 May 2024, Wednesday 05 June 2024, Wednesday 19 June 2024, Wednesday 03 July 2024, Wednesday 17 July 2024 at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

We are a lively and friendly bunch of people of retirement age and their carers, and we are dementia friendly. We play bingo, do quizzes and other activities, and just talk. We have background music, lunch and a raffle, all included along with a meal for £5. Normally we meet on the first and third Wednesday in each month, but there are some changes in May as well as some extra events, which will be held at Hider Court rather than the church.

For more information, please ring Linda Peppiatt (07905 609944) or email [email protected]

Seniors' Lunch Club

Occuring
Thursday 25 April 2024, Thursday 09 May 2024, Thursday 23 May 2024, Thursday 06 June 2024, Thursday 20 June 2024, Thursday 04 July 2024, Thursday 18 July 2024 at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Fortnightly lunch for senior citizens in our church hall - all welcome. Cost £5 including a raffle, home-cooked dinner and dessert.

COMMUNITY COOKERY CLASSES

Occuring
Every Friday at for 2 hours, 30 mins
Start date
Please note that this event will not start until
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Community cooking classes provided by Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency. Contact Fay Livingstone: 0208 269 4886 or email [email protected]

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Summer Fayre

Occuring
for 3 hours
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Craft stalls, gifts, food and drink and much more - this annual event is an important fundraiser for the church, so please come along!

If you can help with setting up from 10.00 am and/or running a stall, please let Linda Peppiatt know (07905 609944). Please bring donations of books, toys and games, bric-a-brac, tombola prizes, raffle prizes, small items for the 50p tombola etc. to church. We will provide boxes for donations at the back of the church.

Table Top Sale

Occuring
for 3 hours
Venue
Kidbrooke, St Nicholas
Address
Whetstone Road Kidbrooke London, SE3 8PX, United Kingdom

Advance notice of the date of our next Table Top Sale. If you would like a table, please contact Linda Peppiatt: 07905 609944 or [email protected]