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Mother Ruth - an update

We are sure that many of you will have already heard that Mtr Ruth was hit by a car whilst out running last week.

She has now undergone dental and reconstructive surgery and Mother Ruth is SO much better.  The bruising, swelling and yellowness are fading and she is looking forward to being back to work on Monday.

She is going back to hospital this Friday (10th) for some dental work and still has some stitches that need to be removed.  But she still needs to take things slowly, so please do not inundate her with requests.  Many thanks.

Sarah & Ollie, Churchwardens

Bake-off this Sunday for Harvest Festival

Can you bake a goraasa? Don't know? Well, it's really easy - read here for how, and why.

We are supporting Christian Aid and Ace of Clubs - and if you don't fancy goraasa, then your cake will do just fine.....we look forward to eating - ahem, judging - that too!

All right, Sherlock - it's no mystery

Oh yes it isGrab your seat for the CHS Youth Film Club screening of the blockbuster SHERLOCK HOLMES, starring Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law.  For details see here.

Clapham Opera Festival: Mozart and friends

PHOTOS: © Federico Carnevali

The next concert is entitled Mozart & His Contemporaries and is on Sunday 12th October at 4pm (Doors open 1515).

Find out more about the festival here. Tickets can be bought online here with concessions and family tickets available.

The picture is from last week's concert - your can read a review of it here.

Gutsy Gastros launch

It is not often we get to see a charity being born but on 18th September the Bell family, with a host of supporters, launched a new charity, now officially Gutsy Gastros Registered Charity Number 1158657 !  Read on

Knitting Group

The next knitting group is on on Thursday 23rd October, 7-30 at 19 Rodenhurst Road. All welcome.

Lambeth Money Champions

Can you spare a few minutes to talk to someone struggling with  money worries? Read more about a new initiative here.


If you missed a sermon or need to catch up you can read a selection here.


Book Club

Our next meeting is at Madeline's house - Eagle House, Narbonne Avenue - on Wednesday 15th October and we will be reading The Strangler Vine by M J Carter (who incidentally is married to John Lanchester (Capital) and is a Clapham resident).

For a report on their last meeting see here.

Some neighbours are banking on you

Every day people in Clapham go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to getting an unexpected bill on a low income. Read about how you can help here.

Did you know?

Did you know that if you don't make it to church every Sunday, you can still look at the service sheet and notices here?


You can see slightly more about the new PCC members, and read what they decided at their meetings here.


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