The ‘new normal’ is a phrase that has entered our vocabulary in the past few months to convey how life will be different because of COVID-19. What will this new normal look like? Will more people work flexible hours or work from home? Will bikes and walking overtake our use of public transport? Will we forever have to social distance in supermarkets and restaurants? For these things and many others, we will just have to wait and see how the new world order will pan out.
Sajid Javid made history as the first British-Asian Chancellor of the Exchequer – but may now be remembered as the second to never deliver a Budget. Following a cabinet reshuffle next week’s budget falls to the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak, but will it contain good news or bad? Will there be the good news of a rise in the National Insurance threshold, saving many workers around £100 a year? Or the bad news of a fuel duty rise?
London GCI churches host an Afro-Caribbean themed service and social on Saturday 23rd November 2019
‘I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.’ (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
Chris Eaton’s song Breath of Heaven tells the story of the Nativity from Mary’s perspective, portraying her as a frightened young girl, attempting to deal with the circumstances of giving birth to the Son of God.
In her vulnerability and despite her human doubts, Mary’s faith in the goodness and mercy of God remain and help her deal with this unique situation.
GCI London represented at a special Songs of Praise service at Southwark Cathedral to remember the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London and the Grenfell Tower fire.
Winston Gyimah ordained as Elder by James Henderson in Camberwell Church.