Service styles at 11am

Contemplative Morning Prayer

The liturgy follows the general pattern supplied in Common Worship, but with a “St Edward’s” twist. The sermon is preceded by a substantial contemplative element in the service (Lectio divina, a themed chant, some poetry or other literature, and a period for silent contemplation).

EMBODIED         

This new style of service brings together the spiritual and the intellectual sides of St Edward’s. We use dramatised interpretations of the bible passages and a range of musical forms. The standard liturgy from Common Worship is extended with responses that foreground our engagement with the meditative and spiritual.

BCP Communion             

The liturgy follows the pattern for communion as supplied in the prayer book. In these services we will conform to both the service structure and words in the prayer book. There may be periods of silent reflection, we will take communion, and there will be a sermon.

Common Worship Morning Prayer         

The liturgy follows the general pattern supplied in Common Worship, and makes use of the diverse material in New Patterns for Worship. In these services we will explore the great breadth of material in New Patterns for Worship. There may be periods of silent reflection, and there will be a sermon.

BCP “Arts” Mattins        

The liturgy follows the Book of Common Prayer, and the readings follow the lectionary. However, we intersperse material from the arts (for example, visual arts, poetry or other literature) throughout the service, and use this material as an opportunity for guided reflection.

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