March Events

Wed 1st March

Ash Wednesday Annual act of resistance and repentance to nuclear war preparations at the Ministry of Defence in London organised by Pax Christi 3 – 4.30 pm Whitehall. Meet at 3.00pm, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall Section (nearest tube Embankment ). Between Northumberland Avenue and Horseguards Avenue.

Go Silent for 100 Minutes during Lent. Getting sponsored this Lent will help us to give a voice to young people for whom silence isn’t choice, those overlooked by society and who are cast out of decision making. So get sponsored to give up Facebook or stay silent this Lent and help us to do something amazing for young people. Challenge yourself and your community to cut out the noise in your life this Lent: go without Facebook or stay silent with us. – More information at http://millionminutes.org/silent

Interfaith Encounter in Israel and Palestine A group for Christians of all denominations interested in the work of St Ethelburga’s to strengthen Christian support for and awareness of the mission of the Centre, through prayer, discussion and worship. Discussion led by The Revd Dr James Walters on interreligious conflict and LSE’s student program “Interfaith Encounter: Israel and Palestine” at St Ethelburgha’s, 78 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AG United Kingdom 1.45 – 4.20 pm. For more information contact Claire Chou Doran on 0207 496 1612 or claire.doran@stethelburgas.org

Thurs 2nd March

Spring Concert for Peace. Musicians for Peace and Disarmament (MPD). All proceeds from Musicians for Peace & Disarmament concerts go to organisations in the peace movement. Tickets: £15 Concessions: £10. 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church 19 Thayer Street London W1U 2QJ. Book online (with no booking fee) at www.wegottickets.com/event/386634 Or purchase tickets with cash on the door.

2 March – 30 April

20 millisieverts per year: An exhibition about Fukushima. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. Contact Conway Hall before visiting as opening hours vary: 020 7405 1818.

Fri 3rd March

Prayer Service for Women’s World Day of Prayer 2.15pm Green Lanes Methodist Church near Newington Green N1

And 7.30pm St Olave’s Church Manor House N4 check website for events near you:

Women’s World Day of Prayer: wwdp.org.uk

Sat 4th March

NHS Day of Action National Demonstration Assemble 12am Tavistock Square, London, WC1 (Nearest Tube Russell Square) healthcampaignstogether.com

Sun 5th March

A Tea Party! At St Mellitus Church Tollington Park, N4 3AG 3-5.30 pm with Tombola, Raffle, Facepainting, Conjuror, Stalls and more. Music from King Toad and the All-Weather Riders. Fundraiser for Prisoners Maintaining Innocence a campaigning organisation for prisoners who maintain their innocence. Tickets £5 adult, £2 Child Donations for Tombola and Raffle welcome via Bruce Kent.

Tues 7th March

Christian CND Embassies Walk. This year the walk will be focussing on the Nuclear Ban Treaty, and will be visiting embassies of countries closely involved with the negotiations. Meet at 11am in St Martin-in-the-Fields for a short service followed by a light lunch and briefings. We aim to start the walk around 1pm..

Tues 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Mar

Westminster Diocese Lent Talks 2017 Season of “Faith Matters” talks, organised by the Agency for Evangelisation.7-8.30 pm. . Building on the Holy Year of Mercy and the Holy Father’s recent letter at the close of the Year inviting us to go on opening new doors of mercy, we have chosen “Faces of Mercy” as the theme of our four talks. Speakers include Fr Geoffrey Wheaton SJ, Sarah Teather, Peter Scott and Mgr. Roger Reader. Main conference room at Vaughan House, Francis Street SW1P 1QN

Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every first Tues of the Month) 12.30pm in front of the Foreign Office, King Charles St. Join the Catholic Worker as they pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees. If you cannot join these vigils why not organise your own on the same day and time?

Wed 8th March

International Womens Day internationalwomensday.com Postcards from paxchristi.org.uk, 020 8203 4884

Is Christianity Good News for Animals?’: London greenchristian.org.uk/whats-on

Free Trade and Fair Trade: Trade Justice in the Post-Brexit Era 7-9pm St Anselm and St Cecilia’s, 70 Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A 3JA (entrance on Holborn). Speaker Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer, Traidcraft

Fri 10th March

CAFOD Lent Fast Day on Zambia: cafod.org.uk

Sat 11th March

Fukushima March on Parliament. Assemble 12 noon for 12:30 start outside Japanese Embassy, 101 Piccadilly, London. March to Parliament for rally in front of Statue of George, Old Palace Yard. https://rememberfukushima.org/

Free Trade and Fair Trade: Trade Justice in the Post-Brexit Era 10:30-12:30pm, Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, 16 Nightingale Lane, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. Speaker Marie Milne, Campaigns Manager, Traidcraft

Wed 15th March

Fukushima Parliamentary Public Meeting. Public meeting to discuss ‘Fukushima after Six Years’ with Dr. Ian Fairlie, Margaret Ritchie MP, Professor Andy Blowers. Chaired by Catherine West MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary). 7pm-9pmCommitte Room 9, House of Commons, Westminster, London.

Thurs 16th March

CARJ Urban Network Meeting, 12-5pm, Newman House, Gower St, Fitzrovia London, WC1E

Sat 18th March

A Day for Burma: St Andrew’s Waterloo, London christiansaware.co.uk, 0116 254 0770

Tues 21st March

Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:30pm, by the Home Office, Marsham Street: CW vigil. We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees. If you cannot join these vigils why not organise your own on the same day and time?

Wed 22nd March

World Water Day

Friday, 24 March

Feast Day of Blessed Oscar Romero. St George’s Cathedral, Southwark SE1 7HY 12.30pm Mass with Bishop Patrick Lynch SSCC on the feast day of Blessed Oscar Romero, followed by light refreshments

Sat 25th March

The Secret of Romero – Passion for God and Compassion for the Poor 11am Ecumenical Service in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero at St Martin in the Fields

Uncharted Territory: Arms Control and Disarmament in the New Nuclear Age’: Student/Young Pugwash Conference: London: newnuclearage.eventbrite.co.uk, 020 7405 6661

Tues 28 March

Does Trump’s Arms Race Mean a Race to War? North London Stop the War hosts this meeting with CND General Secretary Kate Hudson and Jude Woodward (blogger, NewColdWar.org) on the implications of Trump’s Presidency in light of his pledge to enter into a new nuclear weapons arms race and his increasing hostility to China. 6:30-8pm Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, London. http://tinyurl.com/jzqo47l

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