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8.30am Morning Prayer
Day 7 in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sunday 24thJanuary, 11am
Epiphany III (Online)
Celebrant: Fr Richard
Preacher: Fr Dominic Robinson,
S.J. Farm St RC Church
(Second Pulpit Swap)
No Coffee Time this morning
5pm Online Support Group, led by Fr Alan
8pm Final Online Vigil with Farm St Church
with Address & time for reflection & prayers
(Zoom link from Fr Richard )
Monday 25th January, 8.30am Morning Prayer (Conversion of St Paul) with Reflection for "Candles in the Dark"
Tuesday 26th January, 8am Morning Meditation
8pm Prayer & Discussion Group: “Candles in the Dark”, led by Fr Richard
Wednesday 27th January, 7.30am Morning Prayer,
Thursday, 28th January, 6.30pm Evening Prayer (BCP) with Address on Thomas Aquinas, Fr Alistair
Friday 29th January, 8.30am, Morning Meditation,
“Salve Regina”, Fr Richard
Sunday, 31st January,
11amSung Eucharist, Feast of the Presentation of our Lord,
12 noon, Online Coffee Time
an opportunity to meet up after the Service
5pm Online Support Group led by Fr Alan (contact Office)
Candlemas Quiz on Tuesday 2nd February 8pm
To enter contact the Office.
CHAPEL OPENING TIMES
Only the Chapel's Entrance is open at this time.
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.
Sunday 9am - 1pm
Listen to our
series of prayers for our times,
set to music.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
"Candles in the Dark"
A new Prayer & Discussion Group
Each Monday at 8.30am, a live-streamed devotional address will be given on three chapters of Rowan William's new book "Candles in the Dark".
This will be followed up with a Prayer and Discussion Group on the book on Tuesday evenings at 8pm. To register to for the Group let the Office know:
Prayer & Discussion Group for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sunday 17th Jan, Wednesday 20th, Sunday 24th at 8pm.
We will be joining brothers and sisters from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, to undertake three Vigils, which will include an Address, discussion time, and prayers together. The sessions will be conducted on Zoom. Using material from this year's "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity", "Abiding in Christ". The below is taken from WPCU Resource Material for 2021:
"The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. e theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.
The Grandchamp Community has its origins in Europe in the 1930s, when a group of women of the Reformed tradition sought to rediscover the importance of silence and listening to the Word of God. Today the community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents. In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion. ey remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests. e sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence,
healing or in search of meaning.
In producing the material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2021, the sisters are inviting churches across the world to enter into their tradition of prayer and silence that is rooted in the ancient traditions of the Church catholic.
Jesus said to the disciples, “abide in my love” (Jn 15:9). He abides in the love of the Father (Jn 15:10) and desires
nothing other than to share this love with us:
“I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father” (Jn 15:15b). Grafted into the vine, which is Jesus himself, the Father becomes our vinedresser who prunes us to make us grow. This describes what happens in prayer. The Father is the centre of our lives, who centres our lives. He prunes us and makes us whole, and whole human beings give glory to the Father.
Abiding in Christ is an inner attitude that takes root in us over time. It demands space to grow. It can be overtaken by the struggle for the necessities of life and it is threatened by the distractions, noise, activity and the challenges of life.
We live in a time that is both troubling and magni cent, an o en dangerous time where we are challenged by pandemics, wars, violence, poverty, racism and climate change. Yet as Christians seeking reconciliation, justice and peace, we also know the full value of a spiritual life, have an immense responsibility and must realize it, unite and help each other create forces of calmness, refuges of peace, vital centres where the silence of people calls on the creative word of God. It is a question of life and death.
Though we, as Christians, abide in the love of Christ, we also live in a creation that groans as it waits to be set free (cf. Romans 8). In the world we witness the evils of suffering and conflict. Through solidarity with those who suffer, we allow the love of Christ to flow through us. The paschal mystery bears fruit in us when we offer love to our brothers and sisters and nurture hope in the world.
Spirituality and solidarity are inseparably linked. Abiding in Christ, we receive the strength and wisdom to act against structures of injustice and oppression, to fully recognize ourselves as brothers and sisters in humanity, and to be creators of a new way of living, with respect for and communion with all of creation.
The summary of the rule of life that the sisters of Grandchamp recite together each morning begins with the words “pray and work that God may reign”. Prayer and everyday life are not two separate realities but are meant to be united. All that we experience is meant to become an encounter with God."
(Taken from: https://ctbi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/WPCU-2021-English-pamphlet-Final.pdf.pagespeed.ce.SnR5lgw9dp.pdf )
To join the Group and receive Zoom link contact the Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Weekly Online Groups
All groups will be conducted by video conferencing and require to book in advance.
Tuesdays at 6pm: "Candles in the Dark" (Not Tuesdday 19th January)
led by Fr Richard Fermer
(to join the group online contact email@example.com)
Sundays at 12 noon, after the Online
Sung Eucharist we have "Coffee Time" through video conferencing, offering the congregation a chance to catch up. (Not Sundays 17th & 24th January)
(for further details about how to participate contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sundays at 5pm Online Support Group
(to join the group contact email@example.com)
led by the Rev'd Dr Alan Piggot
Recorded services are also available at:
Make your Prayer Requests
I would encourage you to send in any prayer requests. It does not need to be focused just on the sick and the departed. It could be on any concern. Let us know if you want the matter prayed for publicly or not. Please send your request to me firstname.lastname@example.org