Salmon Celebrates 50 Years of St James Church with Concert & AGM
On Saturday 23rd September, Salmon Youth Centre held a thanksgiving and celebration concert in partnership with St James Church, Bermondsey, followed by a church service and AGM on Sunday 24th September 2017.
The event was to honour the 50th anniversary of St James Church, which was started by volunteers from Salmon Youth Centre (then called the Cambridge University Mission).
The concert was headlined by A-Flame, a gospel choir who competed in the first series of BBC 1’s Pitch Battle competition earlier this summer. Other performers included gospel rapper, Leslie ‘Skye’ Abrokwaa, Bermondsey-based singer Ruth Reid, and music and poetry from Salmon’s young people.
Speaking about the event, Sam Adofo, Director of Salmon, said:
“Our community of Bermondsey has changed a lot over the past few years, and is still changing in many ways. Two of the pillars of the community that are still here in the midst of all this change is Salmon Youth Centre and St James Church.
We are very proud of our heritage in this community and we are thankful to God and the people of Bermondsey for making this possible. We are grateful for everyone who took the time to come out and celebrate with us at the concert.”
The concert was followed by a special 50th anniversary church service at St James’s Church on the Sunday, where the former MP for Bermondsey and old Southwark, Sir Simon Hughes, delivered the keynote sermon.
The Salmon AGM followed the church service.