Services & Events for the week beginning 12/04/2015

Sunday 12/04/2015

8 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Malcolm Guite
11 am: Common Worship Morning Prayer & Baptism; President & Preacher: Malcolm Guite
5 pm: Meditative Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Berkeley Zych on ‘Doubt and Faith’

 

Friday 17/04/2015

10.30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole
5:30 pm: Meditation Group

 

Looking ahead:

Sunday 19/04/2015

12:30 pm Parish Lunch in the Dining Hall of Trinity Hall.
2 pm Annual Parish Church Meeting:  in the church, when the new Chapter and other officers will be elected.

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A Letter from the New Churchwardens

“You threw me into deep waters, into the midst of the sea”
(Jonah 2.3)

At St Edward’s we may have felt over the past year and a half that we can really empathise with Jonah, as we’ve moved through difficult times. But there are many who are praying for a revitalisation of our church; “when my life was ebbing away, I called out to the Lord, and my prayer came to your holy temple.” As we move into a new chapter in the life of the church, perhaps if we empathised with Jonah in his distress, and prayed with him in his need, it can be our sure hope that we will return to doing what St Edward’s has done for many years, proclaiming to those far away God’s message, ultimately that of forgiveness and love.

But we, as new churchwardens, would appreciate your prayer too – because in the time between Jonah’s prayer and Jonah’s renewed mission, there is the moment of great turbulence “… and the Lord spoke to the fish, and it disgorged Jonah onto the dry land” – and it is through God’s strength that we as churchwardens aspire to support and serve St Edward’s through that transition.

By way of introduction… respectively we attend a range of services. Jillian is a regular at the 10:30am Friday Communion and Adrian at the 11am Sunday service. Jillian is also at the 11am service when she can be, and Adrian’s seminal encounter with St Edward’s was the 5:00pm Meditative Eucharist. We love the corporate life of St Edward’s, including, for example, the meditation, the more formal services, and the more free-thinking and broad-reaching Odyssey-style services. We aim to maintain a regular and harmonious pattern at St Edward’s, in a cycle of interesting and reflective Church of England worship, as we prepare for a new Vicar-Chaplain in the fullness of time.

We hope that you will join us in this endeavour, and look forward to serving you all.

Adrian & Jillian

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Services & Events in the week beginning 05/04/2015

Easter Sunday 05/04/2015

8 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Bruce Kinsey
11 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Huw Jones
5 pm: Meditative Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Bruce Kinsey

 

 

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Services and Events in the week beginning 29/03/2015

Palm Sunday 29/03/2015

8 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Bruce Kinsey
11 am: BCP Holy Communion with palm procession; President & Preacher: Huw Jones
5 pm: Meditative Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Bruce Kinsey on ‘When the Crown Cheers’

 

Maundy Thursday 02/04/2015

6 pm: BCP Holy Communion with washing of feet; President & Preacher: Huw Jones

 

Good Friday 03/04/2015

1 pm: A service of poems and readings; Preacher: Huw Jones
2 pm: BCP Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament; President & Preacher: Huw Jones

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Ignatius of Loyola – God of Surprises

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This evening we have the fifth and final session of our Lent course with us looking at the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). We will be particularly thinking about how he incorporated imagination into prayer.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last about one hour with Compline following, and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

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Services and Events in the week beginning 22/03/2015

Sunday 22/03/2015

8 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Andrew Davison
11 am (Patronal Festival): BCP Mattins; Officiant & Preacher: Revd. Dr. Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall; including the admission of Churchwardens
5 pm: Meditative Evening Prayer; President & Preacher: Berkeley Zych on ‘Changing the Script’

 

Wednesday 25/03/2015

7 pm:  Lent Course Session 5- Ignatius of Loyola: God of Surprisesfollowed by Compline

 

Friday 27/03/2015

10.30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole
Followed by our Lent Course Session 5- Ignatius of Loyola: God of Surprises
5:30 pm: Meditation Group

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Francis of Assisi – Poverty into joy

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This evening we have the fourth session of our Lent course with us looking at the writings of Francis of Assisi. We will be particularly thinking about how he incorporated poverty into his spirituality and developed an incarnational theology, which spread into a love of the whole of Creation.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last about one hour with Compline following, and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

It would be great to see you there, though each session is designed to be independent, so if you cannot make them all do not worry!

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