“Don’t forget your wallets!”

Please support John Cummins, our other Marathon runner. If you live in, near or fancy a night out in Erith, John is putting on a Bede fundraiser at the Running Horse Pub, Saturday 28 April.

Plenty is happening including music, raffles and an auction of signed Arsenal and Millwall FC team shirts. See poster for details.

To read why John is doing the Marathon for Bede visit:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund…/showROFundraiserPage…

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Thank you Kathryn!

Bede would like to thank Kathryn Lindsay and her father Paul, for putting on their quiz night at our centre on Thursday 22nd March. The event was a success raising about £600 towards her Marathon run. Thank you Kathryn and well done for reaching over your halfway mark which currently stands at £1523 without the quiz night takings.

If you wish to support Kathryn in her Marathon run for Bede, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kathryn-lindsay3

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Bede benefits from the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent call

Every year the Bishop’s Lent Call supports local projects in the Diocese of Southwark – one in each of the Episcopal Areas of Croydon, Kingston and Woolwich.

This year the projects benefiting from the Lent Call include Bede House.  Our Director Nick Dunne, features in a video which tells us more about the project and what it does for the local community and in the second film we meet Bobbi – who started as a service user at Bede’s youth project when she was 8 and is now a Lead Youth Worker at the same youth project.

Nick Dunne talks about Bede House

Bobbi Mace –  from Bede Youth Club member to Youth Worker




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Calling all 8-16 year olds!

If you are aged 8-16 years old and would like to take part in a theatre project exploring Millwall and football on the 10th March, please see the poster for details and come to the Bede Centre, Abbeyfield Road, SE16 2BS, 1-4pm, Saturday 10th March.

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Kathryn & John run for Bede in the 2018 London Marathon

Two Bede supporters have stepped forward to fundraise for us in this year’s London Marathon, Sunday 22nd April.  Kathryn Lindsay & John Cummins.  Help them to help us by visiting their fundraising pages:



Or come out on the day and cheer them from the side-lines.

Kathryn is also planning a quiz night on Thursday 22nd March at the Bede Centre.  Details coming soon.


Thank you

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Plans for New Bede Centre Approved by Southwark Council and site clearance is well underway.

Southwark Council approved the plans  on February 7, 2018 for the new Bede Centre. This is a major milestone for the project and the plans now go to the Greater London Authority for final approval. Meanwhile, work is well underway to clear the site prior to construction.


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Dulwich Wing Tsun supports Bede again

Dulwich Wing Tsun Academy are supporting Bede’s Starfish Domestic Violence Project with donations raised at their “Fight Like a Girl” self-defence workshops for women. Details of their 2018 workshop dates at venues across London are on http://www.dulwichwingtsun.com/workshops/

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Millwall’s changing communities: Memories of football and neighbourhoods in South London

The first findings from the project, which looks at the experience of BAME fans over the last 50 years, can be viewed at in exhibition at Southwark Local History Library, 1-28 February 2018. The exhibition showcases some of the main themes from the HLF-funded project, interspersed with extracts from the oral history interviews carried out so far.

The local history library is situated behind the John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA (very close to Borough tube station).

Opening times:

Mondays, Thursdays: 10am – 7pm

Tuesdays, Fridays: 10am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Wednesday and Sunday Closed

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World by the Water: An exhibition of Canada Water and Rotherhithe History

Images from Bede House’s photography archives, feature in an exhibition being put on by property development and investment company, British Land.

Entitled, ‘World by the Water: An Exhibition of Canada Water and Rotherhithe History’, the showcase explores the landscape and history of the Canada Water and Rotherhithe neighbourhood which have been shaped over the centuries by water.

Once low-lying marshland, this unique riverside location became a globally important commercial and maritime hub, with links to every part of the world through its docks, trade and shipping. In more recent times the area was dramatically reshaped by the London Docklands Development Corporation. This exhibition seeks to explore some of the people, places and personalities of this unique waterside community, celebrating the heritage of the area but also providing an introduction for those who want to find out more.

The exhibition runs:

Friday 16 February to Thursday 1 March

Canada Water Masterplan Hub, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre (opposite Tesco)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 3.30 – 7.30pm

Tuesdays: 10am – 2pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 11am – 5pm

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2018: Bede Fundraising Events – Lambeth Palace Gardens and Clare College, Cambridge Choir

Please add these entries to your diaries and spread the word.  More details in the months to come.

August 2018

After our first successful Lambeth Palace Garden fundraiser in August, we are the only charity in 2018 to be invited back for a second year running!. So date for your diary: Friday August 3, 12 noon to 3pm. Entrance is a £5 donation to Bede.

December 2018

We’re delighted that the Clare College Choir will sing for Bede at St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe on Monday evening, December 17, 2018.


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