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SE1 church hosts Anglican services in Spanish for Latin Americans

A church just off the Old Kent Road is the venue for a new series of Anglican church services for Latin Americans in Southwark.

SE1 church hosts Anglican services in Spanish for Latin Americans

Since November three Spanish-language Anglican services have been held at St Philip's Camberwell in Avondale Square, close to the Old Kent Road.

Revd Hugo Adan Fernández and Revd John Watson have been working with a group of Latin Americans to organise the services.

The first service last november was attended by 25 people and there have been services in December and January too with the number attending growing to 30-35 people.

"Holding a service in Spanish is an incredible sign of hospitality for the local Spanish speaking population," said the Revd John Watson.

"This new form of mission on our doorstep is just one way we can support this wonderful community, who are so often ignored and overlooked in areas of huge urban development."

The Archdeacon of Southwark, the Venerable Dr Jane Steen, said: "This is an exciting new initiative which demonstrates our commitment to seeking to be the church in the most appropriate way for people in our communities today."

• A Roman Catholic Mass in Spanish is celebrated every Sunday at St George's Cathedral at 1pm.

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