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Armando Aid, 18 November, 5.30-10pm

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Armando Aid, 18 November, 5.30-10pm

ArmandoAid will be holding a Christmas Fundraiser on 18th November 2017 for our Refugee School in Oinofyta, Greece, and our new educational programmes in Europe & Middle East A special evening with a Christmas Bazaar, live music & comedy, an auction with art & photography from contemporary artists, and raffle The donations will provide new learning facilities, school materials, repairs, daily fruit for every student, and open new educational programmes in other displaced communities 100% of proceeds invested in our school programmes It’s going to be a fun evening with...

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Breabach, 27 October, 27 October, 7.30pm

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Breabach, 27 October, 27 October, 7.30pm

Walking away with the accolades ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards was the perfect way to round off an exciting year for Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach. Now 2017 saw them nominated ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and they are back out on tour showcasing an increasingly mature sound and live performance, whilst simultaneously building their international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands. Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon...

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CoMA: Playing the Pulse, Tuesday October 24th, 8pm

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CoMA: Playing the Pulse, Tuesday October 24th, 8pm

A concert of minimalism including CoMA commissions and ground-breaking classics Andrew Poppy: Playing the Pulse Dominic Murcott: MT Modulation Nevada Summerley: Ebullition Terry Riley: In C Michael Nyman: In C Interlude Steve Reich: Clapping Music Gregory Rose will conduct the ensemble. Paul and Karen Burnell will perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. Tickets £10 (£7 concessions) on the door. CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music. It has a national network of instrumental and vocal...

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LAUNCH OF JUST FINANCE LONDON, Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pm

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LAUNCH OF JUST FINANCE LONDON,  Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pm

  The Diocese of London, together with the Church Urban Fund, have formed Capital Mass to respond to social issues in London. They held an event at St John’s in the Spring focussing on our response to refugees. Now they are launching their Just Finance strand of work here – to help local churches to engage faithfully and effectively with issues of money, debt and credit in their communities. The evening will provide opportunities for church leaders and volunteers to: Be inspired as to why this work matters as part of the Church’s mission; Hear stories of hope and encouragement...

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Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

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Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

A group of Muslim men and women have joined the congregation of St John on Bethnal Green for Sunday Eucharist as a gesture of solidarity with their Christian neighbours, echoing how Muslims came together with Christians in France following the brutal murder of Father Jacques Hamel. The event was organised by integration campaign group, Faith Matters, and the Rector of St John’s, the Reverend Prebendary Alan Green, to confirm the importance of life within both faiths and to come together in the spirit of solidarity, empathy and care for the dignity and lives of each other. It was also filmed...

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Fr Alan’s St George Sermon, preached St Paul’s Cathedral 23 April 2016

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I am parish priest of the church of St John on Bethnal Green about 2 and a half miles to the east of here in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Historically right on the edge of the capital and close to the ports Tower Hamlets has been a home to refugees and immigrants for over five hundred years: French Huguenots, Jews from all over Europe, Irish, Bangladeshis – wave after wave of people fleeing poverty, war, persecution have begun their new life in this part of London. Presently it is the first Muslim majority borough in this country and I love its diversity, its vibrancy and the...

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