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Matthew Hall

About Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall was the diocesan Communications Assistant, before going on to become a Franciscan Friar with the Society of St Francis. Matthew seeks to protect the environment. He adores hiking and being outdoor in the country or by the sea in nearly all weather. He dreams of hiking to Rome and Jerusalem.

Willesden Apprentice: Steven Payne
Matthew Hall / 4 May 2016

Willesden Apprentices: meet Steven Payne

The Willesden Area has four apprentices who run children’s and youth work while studying. This is their story, continuing with Steven Payne.

Samuel Benjamin Polaroid
Matthew Hall / 20 April 2016

Willesden Apprentices: Meet Sam Benjamin

The Willesden Area has four apprentices who run children’s and youth work while studying, this is their story, starting with Sam Benjamin.

The Bishop of London and His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Matthew Hall / 12 April 2016

The Way of the Cross in London

A round-up of the Stations of the Cross exhibition across London, telling the story of Jesus’ Passion in a new way for people of different faiths.

Aid to the Church in Need
Matthew Hall / 15 March 2016

Diocesan staff raise £100 for Lent Appeal with soup kitchen

Staff from the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) raised £100 with a soup kitchen, allowing staff to learn more about the charities of this year’s Lent Appeal.

Pain Exchange Patients sitting exercises
Matthew Hall / 2 February 2016

The Pain Exchange

Two professional physiotherapists offer pain management services from a church in Ealing.

Flight, boat at St James's Piccadilly
Matthew Hall / 6 January 2016

Responding to the refugee crisis through art

The ‘Flight’ art installation at St James’s Piccadilly focuses on an upturned boat, to highlight the plight of refugees fleeing the middle-east.

Ice Melt Sculpture
Matthew Hall / 9 December 2015

Ice Melt Sculpture at St James’s Church, Piccadilly

On the eve of the Paris summit on climate change, St James’s Church Piccadilly highlighted the perilous state of the polar ice caps by hosting a giant melting ice sculpture.

Matthew Hall / 26 October 2015

Kind hearts and tweeters

One west London church uses Twitter to help build community spirit without costly resources, which has earned them nominations for UK-wide digital awards.

People sleep rough for the Glass Door Sleepout.
Matthew Hall / 19 October 2015

Rough sleepers raise £120,000 in charity fundraiser

On 9 October, 260 individuals made up of residents, churches and businesses, slept rough to support local homeless charity Glass Door, which is London’s largest emergency winter night shelter.

Icons Exhibition
Matthew Hall / 15 October 2015

Pimlico church triumphs with icon exhibition

The British Association of Iconographers (BAI) opens an annual show at St Saviour’s Church in Pimlico, exhibiting some of the best items in British iconography by amateur and professional artists.

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