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South Bank and Waterloo Forum and Christmas drinks this Thursday


Reminder - The next South Bank and Waterloo Forum - Thursday 14th December at Morley College

Morley College

A reminder - You're very welcome at the next Forum. It will be in the Holst Room, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT on Thursday 14th December, starting at 7pm, with Christmas drinks afterwards.

Morley have a range of student showcases, music and refreshments for college staff and stakeholders earlier that evening, from 5pm, to which we are also warmly invited.

The theme for this Forum will be 2024 - the year ahead. We'll be thinking about how we can contribute to all that's happening locally - especially planning, the net Zero project, green spaces, the history group's work, and distribution of funds - including the Health and Wellbeing and the London Eye. It promises to be an interesting meeting! Here is the full agenda

Main topic: 2024 - THE YEAR AHEAD


●     Welcome – Apologies 


●     Update from Florence and Neil


●     Current local issues from local Councillors 


●     2024 - The Year ahead: Presentations on


o   Planning and Development - public realm, regeneration and activation

o   Net Zero Strategy 2030 - delivery across the community

o   Community Grants programme 

   - health and well-being grants & the upcoming return of London Eye Community funds

o   Key Events in the Neighbourhood in 2024


●     An opportunity to make reflections on presentations made


●     Community Announcements


●     8.30pm - 9pm Refreshments - A chance to get to know your ‘neighbours’


Christmas in Waterloo and South Bank


Christmas at Oasis

Carols by Candlelight 

Sunday 17 December 7pm – Oasis Church Waterloo 

A highlight of the festive calendar. Enjoy your favourite carols, performed by the Oasis choir and our brilliant band, along with a space for reflection on the Christmas story.

If you’d like to join our scratch choir for Carols by Candlelight (rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7.30pm, starting on December 5, in the auditorium), click here to sign up – no previous experience needed, just enthusiasm! 

Christmas Day Service 

Monday 25 December 10.30am – Oasis Church Waterloo 

Come along for a short, all-age service as we celebrate Christmas together.


Christmas at St John's

Carols by Candlelight - with Coin Street Community Singers and Take Note Singers.

Sunday 17th December, 5pm

Red candles lit

Experience a traditional carol service for all ages at the beautifully renovated St John’s Church, whilst helping us reach our target to raise £1,500 for two outstanding local community projects this Christmas.

Singers from St John’s Church Choir, Coin Street Community Choir and Take Note Chamber Choir are coming together to perform Christmas favourites and special choral pieces. Why not get in the festive spirit and join in on a carol or two? Stick around to enjoy stalls, mince pies and mulled wine after the service.

This year, St John’s has teamed up with Coin Street to raise funds for Room For You and Coin Street community singing group – two brilliant projects that support and bring together local people in Waterloo and North Southwark.

Booking recommended. Further details and booking here.

Crib Service: Christmas Eve, 4.30 pm

A service for children telling the story of Christmas. Featuring Bible stories, carols and the crib. All welcome.

A nativity scene

Midnight Mass: Christmas Eve 11.30 pm

A traditional Eucharist service on the night of Christmas. All welcome.

Christmas Day: 10.30

A service to celebrate Christmas! All welcome


We aim to publish our next newsletter in January. Items to be included should be sent to by Thursday 4th January.

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