We are back in church for our main Parish Sunday Eucharist and you are welcome. We are having to limit the numbers at 10.30am and so please book on our eventbrite page (Click 'More about this Event below) Our contemplative service at 6pm will have fewer people so need to book ahead for this
Our Christian Meditation group starts again in June at its new time of 12 noon. Held in Church and led by our Chaplain, Pam Curran, the group is open to all who wish to practice a form of contemplative prayer. The meeting includes teaching for beginners, as well as the more seasoned prayers, and includes extended shared silence.
Sacred Space is our live streamed Contemplative Eucharist on a Sunday. The service includes a short teaching on prayer followed by an extended silence (about 15 mins). The service lasts for 45 mins and everyone is very welcome. You are Welcome
This service will take place in the main church where there is lots of space.
All very welcome.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, take pity on me a sinner, with resonances of the call to Jesus by blind Bartimeus “Jesus Christ, Son of God, take pity on me” is a prayer entirely focussed on Christ. The words of repentance, echoing the honesty of the publican who acknowledges to God his sinfulness, reminds us that repentance, turning around and returning to our Heavenly Father, is always the starting point of prayer.
In our praying of the Jesus Prayer together, we will incorporate communal prayer and shared silence; we will encounter the Gospel in our reading, and join the prayer of the church in our canticle. We will also offer intercession together, for ourselves, one another and our community.In the West, the call by St Paul to ‘pray always’ gave rise to a tradition of recitation of the psalter. In the East, inspired by the fourth century monks of Syria and Egypt, a different prayer, also based on the scriptures, became most prevalent: the Jesus Prayer.