December 2010

On Christmas Eve there will be a Christingle Service at St Alfege Church at 5pm, followed by carols sung by the choir at 10.45pm and Midnight Mass at 11.30pm.

On Christmas Day there will be Holy Communion at 8am, and Family Eucharist at 11am.


On 23 December a window will be opened at The Vicarage, 33 Park Vista.

In our busy and cluttered lives, the desert seems less a place of threat and exile and more a place of peace and renewal- empty space, time experienced as slow change rather than rush, limitless horizons rather than being crowded in. But could we really live there?


22 December – “untitled”

December 21, 2010

On 22 December, an untitled window will be opened at 7, St Alfege Passage.


On 21 December the window opening will be at 28 King George St, and is titled “Move on Up”.

This window celebrates the work of Curtis Mayfield, whose visionary words provided a soundtrack to the civil rights movement. As the world’s most powerful country, the USA, encounters new divisions, his message of positivity still spreads – sometimes from the unlikeliest sources.

Opening 6.00 pm, Music and wine.


The window opening on 20 December is titled “Jesus comes into the world” and will be at 12, Randall Place.

The Christmas story is very important.  It tells us about Jesus coming into our everyday life.  London City Mission is a voice building community and the coming of Christ.

Opening 1.00pm Tea and mince pies


The 19 December window, titled “Out of the Woods”, is at 30a Crooms Hill. Wilderness can describe a tangled, dark and wooded place, as much as an exposed and barren heath.  The window presents images of hope that offer a ‘way out’ from the anxieties and dark distractions of our world. Best seen after dark.

The opening is at 5pm with warm soft and alcoholic drinks.


On 18 December the window is titled ” A voice from the sky” and will be at the Novotel, 173-185 Greenwich High Road.

Jesus looking down from the clouds directing the lost disciples through the desert.

There will be an opening at 6.00pm with mulled wine.


The 17 December window opening will be at 30, Ashburnum Grove and is titled “Faith in the Human Spirit”. The window will feature simple cut out silhouettes.  The images and words depicting the idea that even through hard times people can be endlessly supportive and creative in society.

Opening at 6.00pm with mince pies and mulled wine.


16 December – “BAA”

December 15, 2010

In the rush of modern life one can still be very alone.

The 16 December window opening will be at 16, St Alfege Passage.


On 15 December the window opening is titled “Hidden Hope” and will be at the recently opened Mevali Shisha Bar, 17 Greenwich Church Street.

A silhouette of a person, on card.  Above golden coins, and the word Hope will be hidden in the picture somewhere.  Hopefully some fairy lights to make the gold glisten.

Opening at 4.00pm, free snacks and nibbles.