Quiz tomorrow! BLM and Pride on Saturday

Published on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:07
Vicar's Blog
 

Dear all


I'm delighted that the Quiz will go ahead as planned, tomorrow evening, Wednesday 24th June, at 6.30 pm. Mark says 'Join us for a fun quiz.  Organised by the Events and Hospitality Committee and to be delivered via this Zoom link, with Mark Ormerod as quizmaster.  Mildly competitive and a chance to see each other on screen once more, for a fun time.' No need to book in advance, just log in and bring your quizzing instincts!  And something to quaff while quizzing. We're investigating whether teams might be possible... 

 

On a much more serious note, we are also invited to take the knee at a Lambeth Deanery Black Lives Matter moment. It will be at 9 a.m. at the Herne Hill Gate to Brockwell Park on Saturday 27th June. Churches from across Lambeth will gather.  This from the Area Dean, Caroline Clarke;  'We aim to gather at 9am, with a short act of worship at 9.15, which will include 8 minutes 46 seconds to 'take the knee' in silence.  We will end no later than 9.45am.  I recognise that it may be easier for the churches in the south of our deanery to join this event, but hope that others will come - with placards or simple notices saying #Black Lives Matter, and some with the name of your church.' 


This Saturday would also have been Pride Saturday. We'll be flying the flag! And Euchar, the Artistic Director of the Waterloo Festival, would be very happy to receive 'a 75-100 word paragraph (even shorter if you prefer!) about a work of art by an LGBTQIA+ artist which is dear to you.'  Euchar's email ismusicdirector@stjohnswaterloo.org   


Finally, Jenny has sent me this quote from the Nigerian novelist Ben Okri. 


"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering." 


With my love, as ever,


Giles 

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