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Bryant Street Methodist Church, Stratford, London E15                                                                   

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else
in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   Romans 8:39


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Mr. Andy Nisbit, our beloved organist who sadly passed away two weeks ago will be sadly missed. The funural will be held at Pilgrims Way Church at 1:30pm on Friday 11th December, followed by a 3pm burial at West Ham Cemetery. 

Let us continue to pray for Dr. Chi-Chi O.Mottoh's family during this difficult time.

Youth Work


Premier youthwork is calling young people across the UK to #LoveCalais this winter and help sponsor temporary shelters in the Calais refugee camp. Get Involved!

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All Are Welcome: Telco Delegates Assembly is taking place on
Tuesday 17th November 2015 at The Waterlily Venue,
69-89 Mile End Road, E1 4TT
Twitter: http//twitter.com/telcocitizens 
TELCO - THE EAST LONDON CHAPTER OF LONDON CITIZENS                                                                                                                                 
We held our Newham Election Assembly on Monday 12th May 2014.

Thanks to St Francis Church for hosting us and special thanks to St Bonaventure’s Choir, Shpresa Dancers and our young leaders from St. Angela’s and St Bonaventure’s for their valuable contribution to the Assembly. Thanks to our co-Chairs Susan and Alban and our co-chair Aida who were co-chairing for the first-time - brilliant job!
ACHIEVEMENTS - So what did we achieve on the day?
·         Shared the RISE Newham Vision (see attached)
·         Learned more about what a Community Land Trust is and plans for affordable housing and how we can support a similar model on the Olympic Park
·         Leaders shared powerful testimony leaders on issues we care about – jobs and opportunities for young people, social care, Albanian language GCSE, safety, Living Wage and Affordable credit - we counted 45 leaders contributing to the Assembly from the stage
·         Thanked McDonalds Stratford and Stratford Centre for their partnership on the CitySafe campaign in Stratford, and committed to continue this work
·         Recognised Money mentors, and NewVic and UEL students who have completed the TELCO Leadership Academy this year
·         Agreement from Birkbeck University to create a bespoke study pathway for health and social care and to run a pilot for 30 local residents; to map out career pathways and to conduct research on career progression for health and social care careers
·         Agreement from Newham Police to work together on CitySafe in partnership with School Watch; to work together to raise £15,000 for the CitySafe campaign – all our young leaders were fantastic for this section – special mention to the youngest CitySafe leader on the night – Ruth from St. Antony’s Primary school – who did exceptionally well
·         Sign up supporters from member institutions for a Community Land Trust (CLT) on the Olympic Park
·         CLT Seminar at UELSU – 10am-1pm, Wednesday 25th June @ University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Place, E15 1NF (Each member institution to nominate 1 leader to attend)
Jobs & Opportunities for young people
·         Agreement from Birkbeck University to work in partnership with Newham Citizens to create a bespoke study pathway for careers in health and social care
·         Pilot a study pathway programme with Newham Citizens, for 30 local residents to go into health and social care careers
·         Birkbeck University to conduct a mapping exercise for career pathways in Health and Social Care
·         As Newham Citizens, we committed to make sure that our members are fully informed of study opportunities and career pathways available through Birkbeck. We will work with Dr William Ackah at Birkbeck University to train 10 leaders from Newham Citizens to sign-post people from our member organisations to ensure this happens.
·         Dr Harman agreed to conduct research into career progression in the area of Health and Social Care with Citizens UK?
·         Roundtable meeting between Young Leaders and Newham Police to plan for a CitySafe Youth Games for July 2014
·         Revisit existing CitySafe havens with the help of the Police Cadets over the next 6 months
·         Organise a CitySafe training workshop for October half-term
·         Work together with Newham Police to raise £15,000 for the CitySafe campaign
·         Meeting with incoming Borough Commander Detective Superintendent Tony Nash in next 4 months  
Living Wage and Affordable credit
·         UEL announced that the London Community Credit Union has agreed to train up to 5 students to sign-post UEL students to join the Credit Union
·         Planning meeting with cleaners at City Airport – 12pm, Wednesday 4th June (Meet in Costa Coffee next to London City Airport DLR exit )

Seb Coe at TELCO's Assembly

Lord Coe at our 2012 Assembly


Westfield Stratford City, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe, opened its doors on 13th September 2011. It is a huge retail and leisure complex anchored by John Lewis, Waitrose and M&S. It is also the gateway to the Olympic Park. The picture below shows the completed shopping centre as final preparations were made for the opening.

Stratford City at Sunset
At the heart of the shopping centre (on the third floor, next to the Café Court) is a space for prayer, called a "rest and faith space" and named "inSpiration". This is a project of churches in Stratford who have formed a new organisation called "inSpire Stratford Ltd". The prayer space will be open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm and will be staffed by volunteers from churches in the area. In addition, as the project develops, there will be a team of volunteer workplace chaplains who will visit the various shops and offices in Westfield Stratford City.

Rev. Christiana Asinugo has been appointed as part-time Team Vicar at St. Matthew's, West Ham, and also as Chaplaincy Co-ordinator at Westfield Stratford City for 2 days a week. Volunteers have the opportunity to greet, and sometimes pray with, people of all faiths and none - visitors from different parts of Newham, London and the world!

Jenny Cowan, Matthew Slade, Bishop Stephen and Rev. Julia Murphy
"inSpiration", as a space, is open to people of all faiths and none. It's hoped that lots of people will take the time to visit the space while shopping at Westfield Stratford City - perhaps to spend a few moments praying for the people who work and live in the area.

If any members of Stratford Churches are interested in volunteering at "inSpiration" they should contact  Rev. Christiana Asinugo 020 8503 1913

For further information about Westfield Stratford City go to www.westfield.com/stratfordcity/                                                                                                                               


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