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Mother Ruth

We are sure that many of you will have already heard that Mtr Ruth was hit by a car whilst out running earlier this week. 
The good news is that she didn't break any bones.  However she did land face first and has therefore had to have some reconstructive surgery to repair damaged teeth and lips, with the possibility of more surgery to come.

As you can imagine this has all been a great shock to Ruth, Dan, Grace and Jed and it is essential that Ruth rests and recovers fully before coming back to work.

We will do all that we can to ensure that life at CHS continues as normal and would ask you to contact the Churchwardens for any parish or pastoral matters and we will endeavour to do our best to respond to you.  Please do not email, text or phone Ruth with any enquiries for the time being.

As she said in her sermon last Sunday, Mtr Ruth rejoices in the love and support she receives from everyone at CHS and we would ask you to continue to remember her and her family in your thoughts and prayers this week.

We will update this announcement as and when we have more news for you.

Sarah & Ollie, Churchwardens

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

Clapham Opera Festival: Simply Baroque - tonight, 3rd October

After the Grand Opening on 21st September, tonight the Clapham Opera Festival presents Simply Baroque featuring Michael Taylor. For more details see here.

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

Knitting Group

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


Could you change a young life by becoming a volunteer mentor in Lambeth? Can you spare 1 or 2 hours a week to make an impact on a young person’s future? Full training is provided and the Met police volunteer system will provide continuing support. Training is on Saturday 4th October.

For more details contact: Graham.J.Norman@met.pnn.police.uk


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.

Foodbank Collection at Tesco's - 3,4,5 July

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 for an hour or two next week, 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 first meeting here.


Facebook Like Button £580 is what we earnt from your purchases through the webstore in 2013, 50% up on the previous year. Please remember that every time you buy online from Amazon, Sainsburys, John Lewis and a host of other retailers, you can earn money for CHS without it costing you an extra penny. For details of the retailers see here


The website now features a rotas page.

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Is there something interesting going on which you think would be of interest to the readers of this church website?

Please get in touch at diary@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk with your idea!