We will all have members and friends who were affected by the senseless attack in the north of the borough, and I encourage all of us to pray for one another as we seek to care for, love and lead our communities. If there are specific issues, events, or even stories of light in the darkness that may be brought to the attention of the church community across the borough, please let me know and I will do a report on the website.
- There will be a Vigil led by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan at The Potters Field Park, near City Hall in Southwark at 6.00pm today (Monday 5th) As well as Londoners and visitors, the Mayor will be joined by senior representatives of the Metropolitan Police, the British Transport Police, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade as well as civic, faith and community leaders. Those who cannot make it to Potters Fields Park tomorrow evening are invited to observe a minute’s silence at 6.20pm in solidarity.
- This week, probably until the end of Sunday, a team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplains will be around the London Bridge area offering a ministry of presence to people. This is listening and where appropriate offering prayer. If they want to discuss further we do so in the spirit of 1 Peter 3:15 and signpost them to local churches for follow up. The lead coordinator this week is Nigel Fawcett-Jones (07809 863759 email on copy) for any local contact needs. For more info on BGRRC see www.samaritans-purse.org.uk