November and December Events


Mon 7th Nov
The Divide: Film Screening 6:30pm – 8:45pm Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral.  St Paul’s Institute, in collaboration with Dartmouth Films, invites you to a screening of the new documentary The Divide as part of our ongoing work on income and wealth equality. This event will provide context about the realities of inequality in the UK today as well as an audience Q&A with the filmmakers and Sir Alan Budd, founding member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and Special Adviser at the Treasury during Margaret Thatcher’s government.  Tickets (£5)  Free tickets are available for those for whom the charge would make it difficult to attend: please contact .

Thurs 10th Nov        Reclaiming Remembrance by Ekklesia, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Peace Pledge Union.  Author and Ekklesia Associate, Virginia Moffatt discusses her novel Echo Hall.  Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP. The talk will be hosted by the Peace Pledge Union and is  supported by the Christian think tank Ekklesia  and Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. Free.   Register at

Sun 13th Nov

National Rememberance Day: The annual MAW Remembrance Day Lecture 3pm ‘Humanity in the midst of War’ by Vickie Hawkins General Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)   Imperial War Museum Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Free entry – everyone welcome!!

Enfield Justice and Peace Group’s 18th Fairtrade Fayre in the Mount Carmel Centre, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS from the end of the 9.15 Mass (about 10.10) until after the 12.00 noon Mass (about 13.30).  (Note this is Rememberance Sunday)

LGBT Catholics Westminster Annual Meeting  This will include activity & finance reports, and Pastoral Council ELECTIONS – Nomination Forms available NOW ! See website for details

Mon 14th Nov            My neighbour, God’s gift part of series Who Is My Neighbour? 7 – 8.30pm.  A talk by Rev Sam Wells the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and a widely known preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian.  At St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ.  Free. Book  your place at

Tues 15th Nov          National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine from 12pm-6pm for our National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine.  Let your MP know you care about Palestine by  asking them to meet you to discuss it on Tuesday the 15th of November,  To arrange a meeting with your MP, please fill out this form available at

Wed 16th Nov

Paris and Syria: Climate Change and Imperial Energy Wars 6:05pm, Wednesday 16th November at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, Lecture by Dr Wilf Wilde about the links between the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015 and the climate change talks in Paris of December 2015 and at energy and climate change issues in the light of the Middle Eastern wars after Iraq in 2003. Register

What do Europeans feel about immigration a Conference supported by the Migrants’ Rights Network. The conference will draw on new data from the latest round of the European Social Survey to address these questions and will explore the implications of the findings for policy-makers.  9:00 – 17:00 at  The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH More information at

Fri 18th Nov               Benefit gig by King Toadfish & the All Weather Riders supporting therapy for refugees The Stable, 16-18 Whitechapel, London, E1 1EW.  19.00.  Organised by Lighting a Beacon.

Sat 19th Nov              NJPN Open Networking Day 10.30 – 4.00 at CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.  Report on Rome Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace Pat Gaffney, General Secretary, Pax Christi plus: opportunities to network with and get updates from justice and peace activists and national agencies  For more information contact Ann at, 020 7901 4864

Mon 21st Nov            Public Lecture Industry More Content, Finance Less Proud: A fresh perspective and ethical grounding for the reform of Company law by Dr Mark Hayes of Durham University organised by The Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice at CAFOD, Pavilion, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB  7pm to 9pm.

Please RSVP by email to Jane Lidstone at

21-27 Nov                  Breadline Challenge 2016.  The Breadline Challenge is a campaign to raise awareness of what it’s like to be hungry in Britain today.  FoodCycle is asking you to live on a food and drink budget of £2.50 a day for one week this November to raise vital funds for FoodCycle’s work across the country. More info at

Sat 26th Nov              A Call to Action (ACTA) National Conference  The Evolving Church – where are we going with Pope Francis? at Holy Apostles Parish Centre, Cumberland Street, Pimlico, SW1V 4LY 10.30 – 16.00. Speakers: Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton and Director at the Digby Stuart Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing; Professor Werner Jeanrod, Master of St Benet’s Hall, Oxford. Further Information on ACTA -Westminster activities: Lauri Clarke:

Mon 28th Nov            Our Working Lives: Facing the Future PANEL DISCUSSION.  6:30pm – 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm) in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. Register for tickets  The final event in the series on Meaningful Work held in partnership between St Paul’s Institute and London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE Faith Centre, LSE Life and LSE Careers).

Tues 29th Nov          Stop HP! Target the Trade Fair.  09:30 – 14:00, Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL.  Hewlett Packard (HP) is one of the world’s top 100 arms producers. For decades, HP has profited from Israel’s apartheid system: checkpoints, biometric ID cards, surveillance databases,  From 29 Nov–1 Dec, HP will be holding a big trade show at the ExceL Centre. Join CAAT, London Palestine Action, and Palestine Solidarity Campaign, on the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people, to make sure that attendees who set foot in the fair are under no illusions about how HP tracks and monitors Palestinians. More info at You can also join and share the Facebook event for the action.

Tuesday 6 Dec         Pax Christi Advent Service at 7.00pm, St Aloysius, Phoenix Road, Euston NW1 1TA followed by Christmas Market

Sun 15 January 2017             Prepare for Peace Sunday which is on, theme ” Nonviolence:a style of politics for peace” – promotion leaflet and prayer card are ready.