One Year On – How we marked the lockdown anniversary

Yesterday was one year since the beginning of the first lockdown began. Up and down the country people engaged with a National Day of Reflection instigation by Marie Curie. Here at Barking Riverside we joined together online in the evening as people of different faiths and none to spend a time of reflection and hope. … More One Year On – How we marked the lockdown anniversary

Pancakes anyone? Lent – an invitation to the journey

Lent officially starts this Wednesday. Did you know? Maybe you’re taking it as a convenient opportunity to diet or exercise…or maybe you’re a bit more traditional and you’ve been eating pancakes tonight then will be smearing ash on your forehead on Wednesday….but what is this season all about? Lent is a 40-day season of reflection … More Pancakes anyone? Lent – an invitation to the journey

A little help with the deeper things…loss, prayer, and big questions.

Beyond doubt, one of the best things to come out of these last challenging months, has been seeing people stepping up to love, care for, and help those around them. There’s a host of practical support on offer and we’ve gathered what we know of locally on our Covid-19: Community Help & Support page. But … More A little help with the deeper things…loss, prayer, and big questions.

Thank you! And let’s celebrate together…

Wow, what a year! And what a community….thank you to everyone who has decorated trees, came out singing, and a number of simple acts of kindness that have helped celebrate Christmas in such challenging times! Here’s a snapshot of some amazing artwork that’s been going on! But we’re not done yet! We’ve made some opportunities … More Thank you! And let’s celebrate together…