Our next service of music, reflection and silence using chants from the Taizé Community in France, will be on Sunday 4th February. We meet from 6pm for a run-through of the music, with worship beginning at 6.30pm and ending around 7.30. Everyone is welcome to this informal and peaceful service.
Sunday 14th Jan
10am Parish Eucharist with Sunday Club
4pm Andy’s@4 Worship for families with younger children
1st Sunday: 8am Said Eucharist – Traditional Language 10am: All Age Eucharist with Baptism 2nd Sunday: 8am Said Eucharist – Traditional Language 10am Parish Eucharist – with Sunday Club 4pm: Andy’s@4 – for families with younger children 3rd Sunday: 8am: Said Eucharist – Traditional Language 10am Family Worship followed by coffee,
then shortened Eucharist at 11.15am 6.30pm: Evening Worship – alternating between Evensong, Healing and Celtic services 4th Sunday: 8am Said Eucharist – Traditional Language 10am Parish Eucharist – with Sunday Club including the opportunity for prayer and laying-on-of-hands for healing 5th Sunday: 8am: Said Eucharist – Traditional Language 10am: All Age Eucharist
On the right side of church, near the font, you’ll find a stand where you can light a candle – and a card for you to take home – as well as a notebook where you can write down anything or anyone you would like us to pray for.
Often when we pray, it isn’t easy to find words. You may want to say thank you to God, or ask him to be close to someone in need. You may be remembering someone who has died and want to express love, thankfulness and heartache all at the same time. But God always hears what our heart is praying, even when we can’t express it. Lighting a candle can be a prayer without words. Just being still and holding someone in your heart is enough. When you go home, remember the light of your candle still shining and your prayer which stays as a light in God’s heart even when every other light fails.
“Lord Jesus, let your light of love shine on me today and on everyone I have been praying for. You shared our earthly life and you know and share our every joy and sorrow. Help me to see you more clearly, love you more dearly, follow you more nearly today and every day. Amen”
We’re delighted to say that our church building is open from Morning Prayer at 8.30 am till about 5 pm each day. We’ve had to install CCTV for security, but this now allows us to be open for visitors and pilgrims who value a time of quiet, reflection or prayer at all times of the week.
We’ve been open each day for over a year now and are pleased to report that we’ve had not one single problem – and that every visitor has valued our beautiful building and treated it with respect.
The more people who come in and out of the building, the safer it will continue to be.
It’s your church – do make use of it!