The Thames Clipper, the Emirates cable car, the London tube network, British Rail and London buses all take you to the Parish of East Greenwich. The long stretch of river round Greenwich Peninsula is the boundary of a parish which is seeing fast changing growth and development.
From the 02 in the north to the riverside and the inner urban development further south, the regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula will bring an estimated 37,000 people to live in the parish.
From the beginning of the regeneration of Greenwich the local Anglican churches have played a key role in supporting communities across the area. This has included signiﬁcant investment in education and multifaith engagement.
In a current schools development programme, the Diocese of Southwark and the Royal Borough of Greenwich are working closely with a local outstanding Church of England school to build a new, all-through school to serve the regeneration area. It will provide outstanding education from nursery to post 16 year old children.
The churches along the riverside have been instrumental in bringing together people of all faiths and traditions to build harmonious communities. In 2003 the churches in Greenwich led the way by establishing the ﬁrst multifaith chaplaincy. This still serves people of all faiths across the regeneration area.
Revd Margaret Cave, Team Rector, Parish of East Greenwich