We have visited two very contrasting congregations today and last Sunday.
Today we were at St John's, Deptford - on the road from New Cross to Lewisham - for their communion service. A good mix of ages, a large number of people of African heritage, very much an inner London congregation.
This contrasted with St Mary's, Great Chart, a rural parish near Ashford in Kent where we worshipped last week, a congregation of mainly older people, all white. There was a good message being proclaimed in both congregations, but there were very different congeregations serving very different contexts, all part of the diversity of the Church of England and that is just at the evangelical end
|Before the service at St John's Deptford|
|St Mary's Great Chart|
|Before the service at Great Chart|