Posts made in April, 2014

Stations of the Cross 2014

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stations of the Cross 2014

    Air: He Was Despised and Rejected – London Symphony Orchestra – Handel: The Messiah http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Air-He-Was-Despised.mp3 Take Uplast – Bomb Everyone – Special Commission for this Station http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/take-uplast.mp3     I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone – Silk and Soul (1967) http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Nina-Simone-I-wish-I-knew-how.mp3 The Window – Leonard Cohen –...

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Bitten by a Monkey and Terry Day, 10 April, 7.30pm

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Bitten by a Monkey and Terry Day, 10 April, 7.30pm

Bitten by a Monkey and Terry Day, 10 April, 7.30pm

St John Bethnal Green and fabled London-based improvised music group Bitten by a Monkey (Dylan Bates, violin; Roland Bates, piano; Steve Myers, recorders) present the third in a series of acoustic concerts, to be held on the second Thursday of each month. Each of these concerts is programmed to highlight a guest soloist, improvising in the unique space offered by the church. To open the series, the group is very pleased to share the bill with exceptional multi-instrumentalist Terry Day. Terry Day has been a mainstay of the new and improvised music scenes since the early 1960s when he began...

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Support for East End churches from the East London Mosque

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Support for East End churches from the East London Mosque

My colleague, Dilowar Khan, the Director of the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre has sent this letter of support in the wake of the criticism from Amjal Masroor. It would be a great injustice not to recognise the significant Christian contribution to our communities. This is not just a historical legacy; in Tower Hamlets it’s alive today, setting an example to all. Christian Churches, groups and individuals are motivated by their faith to help the poor and needy; as Muslims, this is something we appreciate and applaud, recognising that belief in God – the Creator Who sustains...

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Ajmal Masroor: East End churches have lost their way!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ajmal Masroor: East End churches have lost their way!

Ajmal Masroor is an Imam and a TV presenter. Having watched Rev. – the TV series about an East End vicar rather of the same theological persuasion as myself – he wrote an article for the Evening Standard in which he seems to think Rev. is a true picture of the churches here. Whilst Rev. contains truths about ministering here (I should know, I was a consultant on the episode that spurred him to write his article), it is a comedy and not a documentary. You can read his full article here. I wrote a reply at the behest of the Diocesan Media Office but, by the time it got anywhere near...

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