All Saints Church has been serving Shooters Hill for 150 years, first in a tent, then in an iron hut, then in a gothic-style church on the corner of Ripon Road and Cantwell Road that was bombed in 1944. The current church on Herbert Road was begun in 1956.
To celebrate, our friends and neighbours Sally and Jeremy Silver of WOW opera (Woolwich Opera Works) have offered to organise an Opera Gala. This will include many opera favourites. Details of the singers and the programme will be shared on wowopera.co.uk
As for previous WOW opera events at All Saints the gala will be FREE but there will be a collection to try to cover the expenses of the musicians. Any surplus will be donated to Brain Tumour research. Refreshments will be on sale which will contribute to the upkeep of All Saints.
The tradition is that people dress up for Opera Galas. Don't worry if you can't but if you can that would be fabulous! Better still, wear a hat (the symbol of Brain Tumour research).