One of history’s most symbolic events of peace and humanity: the ceasefire of Christmas Eve 1914 across the Western Front.
In this Armistice Centenary year The Epiphoni Consort revive Rufus Stilgoe’s play, The Christmas Truce, first performed in 2014, which imagines the build-up to the truce with Hadley Fraser starring as Sergeant.
Featuring the choral music of German and British composers including J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Mendelssohn together with popular carols including Silent Night.
Tickets from EventBrite, £12-15, no booking fee
Cowboy & Preacher is a critically acclaimed environmental film that challenges the Christian Right in the United States to take a stand and protect the environment. Filmed by St Peter’s Director of Music, Will Fraser over many years, it focuses on Tri Robinson, an evangelical pastor who has battled throughout his life to spread the message that being a conservative Christian and an environmentalist are not mutually exclusive.
Tri Robinson will be preaching at Choral Evensong at St Peter’s on Sunday 28 October. All are invited. Beautiful music guaranteed, and refreshments will follow the service.
This year’s service has a theme of looking after the Earth and the effect of plastics on God’s creation. It will feature the Young Voices choir, Dilek Taptik’s ballet school and animals from Vauxhall City Farm. Scarecrows made by many local groups will be on display.
St Anselm's Birthday Weekend Kicks of with a ceilidh dance!
Come along to dance together! Don't worry if you've never been to a ceilidh before or if you're not a confident dancer. Each dance will be explained by an experienced caller, and you can dip in and out as you wish. If you're an experienced dancer, then do come along and show us your skills!
The band for the evening will be the excellent Garlickhythe Occasionals!
There will be a bring-and-share feast, so bring a dish (sweet, savoury or drinkable) if you wish.
Family friendly, open to all. Why not invite a friend? This will be a party to remember.
A stunning Christian Aid photo exhibition in St Anselm's about internally displaced people in three different countries. The numbers of people in the world who are internally displaced far exceeds the numbers of refugees in other countries. Christian Aid partners are doing what they can to support them.
The church will be open for viewing at the following times :-
Friday 4th May 11.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday 5th May 1pm - 3.30pm
Sunday 6th May - join our 10am Eucharist with speaker from Christian Aid, and see the photos at the same time
Monday 7th May 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 8th May 9.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 9th May 9.30am - 3.30pm
A one-act play about the book of Job!
Faith in the Questions addresses the relationship between faith and science. It's followed by a panel discussion with leading scientists.
Riding Lights are an excellent Christian Theatre Company.
Entrance is FREE!
Suitable for youth and adults
"Kicking against the Wall" is a collaborative, multimedia project of the Kennington - Bethlehem link. A visual showing of solidarity and unity towards our friends in Bethlehem, it begins with an event at St Anselm’s Church, Kennington, at 9th December. The event will be recreated in Bethlehem on 30th January 2018.
An action painting, collaborating with the community of Kennington, Lambeth, we invite children and adults to kick balls against canvas on a wall covered with over 100 small balloons filed with paint. These become targets to shoot at, creating a painting, a very colourful dynamic artwork. A peaceful explosion of colour.
Football is a great global unifier, a passion that transcends injustice. Kids have throughout history an inherent desire to kick balls against walls, this project enables them to fulfill this but also has meaningful message and symbolism.
Symbolically, we see the goal as a target, kicking balls a powerful nonviolent act of resistance. The definition of scoring a goal is that the ball crosses the line, so therefore kicking beyond the wall. The outline of the goals will be Key stencils, the Key being a powerful Palestinian symbol of a return back to their homeland.