MLBC works very closely with the Anglican Team Ministry in Furzedown: St. James’, St. Alban’s & St. Pauls.
Furzedown is a very coherent community and our co-working with our partner churches reflects this. Our relationships with St. James (next door) and St. Albans goes back decades and was fleshed out by a covenant which was first established in 1998, and then renewed in 2012. Our covenant has at its heart a pledge to work together wherever possible – with the needs of the community paramount in our minds.
Our shared concern for the local community has a very practical focus and has led to joint ministry and outreach in youth work based at Furzedown Youth Centre. The churches also collaborate to run Action Sundays on which teams from across the churches get involved in community projects and, more recently have been working together to support the Wandsworth Foodbank.
We run joint enquirers and parenting courses. In addition we have a monthly evening service for all three churches which is called First Sunday.