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  • Freedom of the Borough for Sir Ian Mills

    Published 10/01/18

    Sir Ian Mills, current and founding chair of Lewisham’s pioneering social enterprise Youth First, will become an Honorary Freeman of the London Borough of Lewisham in recognition of his service to the borough’s citizens over three decades. This is only the 14th such award in 47 years.

    Sir Ian, who was knighted for his services to the NHS in 2001, has played a leading role in the bold move to create Youth First. Youth First reaches over 7000 young people across the borough of Lewisham through youth clubs and adventure playgrounds, tackling the growing needs of young people in South East London.

    Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham said:

    “Sir Ian’s personal contribution to Youth First and a number of other Lewisham initiatives has been extraordinary and he continues to support the local community with an enthusiasm and a commitment that epitomises a lifetime of service and demonstrates why he is an appropriate recipient of the highest award the borough can make.”

    As a measure of his commitment to Youth First, Sir Ian has established a £2 million trust fund dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth. The fund uses their life savings and allows Elizabeth’s influence to live on through Sir Ian’s work in supporting young people in Lewisham.

    Sir Ian Mills said:

    “None of my achievements would have been possible without the support of Elizabeth who was my rock, critical friend and constant companion. This Trust Fund is public recognition of the shared values which brought us together in 1968 and sustained us through 49 years of happily married life.”

    A legacy of success across Lewisham provides a unique qualification for Sir Ian’s Youth First challenge. He was: 

    • The first Director of Finance for the NHS (1985-89) and the first chairman of the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority (1991-96)

    • Trustee and Chair of St. Christopher’s Hospice Sydenham (1992-2003)

    • The Director of restoration of St Margaret’s Church, Lee (1984-2004) – managing a £4.2m programme to recapture the gothic revivalist characteristics of the building and transform it into a major performing arts centre.

    • Chair of Age Exchange (2008-2014) - raising over £2m to develop its Blackheath Village site into a community centre and library and a hub for local not for-profit organisations and to extend its reminiscence services to support the NHS and older people suffering from Alzheimer’s and loneliness.

    Mervyn Kaye, Chief Executive of Youth First added:

    “Sir Ian’s personal dedication and inspiring leadership of Youth First means we can offer the best possible provision for young people with growing needs across South London. This is a title well deserved and  we’re honoured to have his guidance to lead our success.”

    A celebration event will take place to mark Sir Ian’s new title as Honorary Freeman on 2 March 2018 in the Council Chamber at Lewisham Town Hall.

    About Youth First

    Owned by its staff and young people, Youth First mutual exists to support Lewisham’s 35,000 young people between the ages of 8 and 19. Over 30% of whom come from homes living beneath the poverty level, 50% live in single parent families where there are few male role models, and virtually all of them need help in developing the life skills and self confidence that they will need to fulfil their potential and enjoy rewarding and happy adult lives. www.youthfirst.org.uk 

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  • The Vanbrugh Ensemble Concert

    Published 09/01/18

    Saturday 3rd February

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  • Our Kind of Music - From Purcell to Carey Blyton

    Published 09/01/18

    Our Kind of Music - From Purcell to Carey Blyton & just about everything in between! A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY fundraising recital for the Age Exchange Daycare Service.

    Mezzo-Soprano - Melanie Jones
    Piano - Catherine Moon
     

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  • Harmony Sinfonia

    Published 08/01/18

    An English Concert

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  • Whats on Spring 2018

    Published 18/12/17

    What's on at St Margaret's in the New Year

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  • Old church yard access

    Published 02/11/17

    During works on a neighbouring property the old church yard is currently locked. If you would like to arrange access to the site please email the church office on guy@stmargaretslee.org.uk

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  • Leah Lodge and the Darby and Joan Club

    Published 17/10/17

    On the 29th August the Darby and Joan Club were asked to join the residents of Leah Lodge in a Seaside Extravaganza in the Lodge Garden. We arrived around 11.30am to be met with smiles, greetings and a very tasty Hawaiian Cocktail. We settled ourselves down in comfy chairs (our Kingswood Hall chairs and cushions) and enjoyed our garden surroundings with awnings protecting us from the sun. There were small scale games laid out in the garden - croquet, golf putting, darts (played from a sitting position), quoits and badminton. There was also a photo booth. Many people were wearing something associated with the seaside but there were extras for dressing up - skirts, shawls, flower garlands, hats and scarves - and lots of laughter was had as these were draped on our members. The cook produced excellent fish and chips and the most amazing ice cream confections. As we settled down, feeling sleepy, we were awakened by an enthusiastic singer who ensured that everyone woke up and joined in. Our excellent driver from the Door2Door transport system managed to get the coach to give us an extra half hour before they came to break up the party. By 3.30pm we were all on our way home. A real high spot of our summer meetings.
     

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  • The Revd Henry Morgan

    Published 03/10/17

    During this period of interregnum, we have been pleased to welcome visiting clergy to officiate at services. We recently welcomed Revd Henry Morgan who was a former curate at St. Margaret’s in the 1970’s

    Henry writes…….

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  • CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS available for 2017/18

    Published 19/09/17

    CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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  • The Nestlé Boycott

    Published 01/05/17

    By Peter Greaves

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