Dinner Dance in aid of King's College Hospital

Support to King's College Hospital: Critical Care Centre Appeal

The Hospital are currently extending their Critical Care Centre to 120 beds, which is funded totally by Government.

In addition, the hospital wants to provide additional resources to support the recovery of critically ill patients; these will include a range of new technologies including a tablet connected to the internet for every patient and the development of a roof garden. Patients will be able to use Skype and Facetime to send messages to friends, say good morning and goodnight to their children, and be part of the important things that make up everyday life, like birthdays. Going outside can completely change how critically ill patients feel, by giving them something different and positive to focus on. Staff say that patients have an increased drive to get better once they have had a chance to see normal life going around them, outside of a hospital.

These additional resources will cost approx. £2.6 Million, which has to be raised by donations & sponsorship.

To support the fundraising programme, a Gala Dinner & Dance will take place at the Bromley Court Hotel on Friday, 5th April. Tickets are now available at £50.00 each or a table of 10 for £475.00. You can also support the event by donating an item for the Raffle/ Auction. For further information, please call the event coordinator, Anne McLoone on 07973217206.



For marriages in difficulty.


A Lifeline for Marriages


Is your marriage stressed, unloving, cold?

Do you want to improve your communication?

Have you separated, divorced, or are you

thinking of doing so?

Do you want to try again?


The Retrouvaille programme may be just what you need!

Next programme commences with a weekend

14th -16th September 2018 

                                                     For Further information


                                                    Future Programmes 


                                                         Michael & Frances

Tel or Text 0788 7296983.


                                                         Geariod & Julie                                                                                                                                         

                                                   Tel or Text 0797 3380443

                                             Email; info@ retrouvaille.org.uk

                                              Or visit website : www.retrouvaille.org.uk

    (Complete confidentiality assured.)


A Lifeline for Marriage – Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This programme has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels from disillusionment to deep misery. For confidential information about ’Retrouvaille’ ,or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 14- 16h September 2018 email info@retrouvaille.org.uk ; call or text 0788 7296983 or 0790 3380443 or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk


Thinking about Separation or Divorce? – Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The programme is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples that have already separated or divorced. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’, or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 14h – 16h September 2018. EMail info@retrouvaille.org.uk call or text 0788 7296983 0790 3380443 or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk


Marriage Saving Programme – During the weekend of the Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) programme a series of presentations are given by a team of three couples and a priest. The team presents a technique of communication that enables you to take a good look at most areas of your relationship. After each presentation you have time in the privacy of your room to discuss the previous presentation. For confidential information about ’Retrouvaille’, or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on the 14h – 16h September 2018 email info@retrouvaille.org.uk ; call or text 0788 7296983 or 0790 3380443 or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

St Joseph e dintorni 1 poster

Mass in Italian at St Joseph's Bromley

The Mariposa Trust - offering support to those who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancey

I am emailing you reference a special baby loss event that will be taking place at Westminster Central Hall, London and I hoped that you could help me.


The Mariposa Trust is one of the leading UK charities, with its core objective being to support people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. It was founded in 2012, by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who saw a critical need to launch a new support organisation. With over 258,000 babies being lost yearly in the UK, the charity needed to be able to offer not only befriending and support, but also national baby loss remembrance services (called Saying Goodbye Services), which would all take place at Cathedrals and Minsters across the UK. Since its inception 68 services have taken place, and 2016 will see a further 20 in the UK, USA, France and Canada.


On 27th November 2016 at 3pm in Westminster Central Hall, London the trust is holding a Saying Goodbye service. I am trying to spread the message about the service, as we want as many people who have been affected by this as possible to be able to attend.


We know that as 1 in 4 women suffer miscarriage and baby loss, you will have contact with a significant number of people who have either personally suffered baby loss, or who have a partner or family member that has, so we wanted to ask if you would help us in promoting the service.


So who is the service for?


Anyone who has either personally lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in early years, or anyone who has been affected by a family members or friends loss.  Whether the loss was recent, or 80 years ago everyone is welcome. We have also extended the services, to welcome anyone who is grieving the fact that they haven't had children. This may be due to circumstance, infertility or for other reasons - but all are welcome. Babies and children are also invited to come with their family, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all.


Would you be so kind as to promote the service to your community and possibly Tweet and post on Facebook about the event as well? If you feel able to also email any other people you know across the wider region, especially community leaders, who could promote to their networks over the coming weeks that would be so appreciated?


To read more on the charity head to the Saying Goodbye website, which you can find at: www.sayinggoodbye.org. On the site you will also be able to see the fantastic set of Ambassadors and Advocates the charity have, including: The Archbishop of York, Lord Robert Winston, Nigella Lawson, Jools Oliver, Gabby Logan, J John, Mary Nightingale, Professor Lesley Regan, Julie Etchingham and more.


The team can be contacted by email at office@sayinggoodbye.org if you have any questions.


Church car park disaster

On Monday 2nd November a contractor working on a house opposite the church decded to use our car park for loading a filled skip on to the skip lorry. Of course, this was done without any permission from the church. The weight of the skips caused the skips to tumble from the hoist and land on the car park, making a real mess.

The skip company have agreed to repair the damage to the surface of the car park and this will cause some disruption over the next few weeks.

London Southbank University Chaplaincy

Future plans to develop the National Shrine