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This Sunday, 9th November is Remembrance Sunday. Some of those we remember from the First World War have their names on the memorial in the church.

You can read about who they were, which house in the parish they lived in, and when they died, here.

If you know more about them, and want to share it, please write to us at newsletter@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk.

Hunger Games - next Film Night

Catch Fire with the THRILLING 2nd instalment of the Hunger Games series, featuring Hollywood Star Jennifer Lawrence.

See details about Film Club on Friday 14th November here.

Music Hall

CHS is delighted to introduce, for your entertainment and delight...
Edwardian Music Hall, Saturday 22nd November, 7pm

The musicians and performers from around the parish are excited to offer an amazing evening of entertainment, with many commemorative pieces from WW1. Including poetry, instrumentalists, lots of singing and dancing: who can resist?

Refreshments will be available, and the whole evening promises to be a roaring success. Tickets £10 (or £5 concessions) Remember to come dressed for the occasion! Read more about it here.


In January 2015, we are launching a social drop in for older members of our community from 10.30-12 noon on Tuesdays

This is an initiative to provide somewhere for the older and often more isolated members  of our neighbourhood to meet others, to share a cup of tea  and hopefully to engage in some activities – music, art and exercise are in the planning pipeline already.

We are looking for an Administrator (unpaid) to oversee the smooth running of the drop in sessions.  Read more about it here.

Robes Sleepout

ROBES is a church run volunteer project which provides night shelter and supper for homeless people during the winter months.

Each year there is a sponsored SLEEPOUT which is the biggest fundraising event.

This year is on Friday 28 November 2014. Read about how you can help here.

Clapham Opera Festival: Cinderella

There are two performances of La Cenerentola on Friday 14 and Sunday 16 November.

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

Your can read a review of it the Mozart performance on 12th October here.

Christmas Fair

The CHS Christmas Fair will feature a wide variety of delightful stalls offering all the arts and crafts inspiration you could possibly need to get you in the mood for the festive season.

Pop along on SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 12-4pm to browse the goodies!

There will be TOMBOLA and BRIC-A-BRAC stalls. Do you have anything you could spare? Or perhaps you have some jams and/or preserves that you might like to drop off on the day?

The more the merrier- in every sense! Put the date in your diary and we will see you there!

Book Club

Our next meeting is on November 25 at Sarah Mitchell's house - 10 Narbonne Avenue. We will be reading A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre.

For details about the book club see here.

Gutsy Gastros Wine Tasting

Join the mistress of wine Sam Caporn for an evening of fun festive wine tasting in support of Gutsy Gastros on 5th December from 8-10pm. For more information click 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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