Faith & Worship
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LENT STUDY GROUPS
The season of Lent offers an opportunity intentionally to set a little time aside for reflection and study. This year’s Lent Course will be based on the Bloomsbury Lent Book for 2021 ‘Thy Will Be Done’ by Stephen Cherry, Dean of King’s College, Cambridge. The book takes an in-depth look at the Lord’s Prayer and uses six key words from the prayer as themes for reflection: Heaven, Earth, Bread, Temptation, Forgiveness, Glory. Everyone is very welcome. No previous experience of study courses is necessary! The sessions will include space for reflection, prayer and conversation based on the short chapters in each of the six topic areas mentioned above. We are delighted to be linking again with our friends at Nether Green Methodist Church who will be joining us for the course. Do let friends from other churches know about the course if their church is unable to run one this year. Each week there will be two session times available:
Tuesdays 2.30pm-3.30pm (23rd February to 30th Mar incl.)
Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.00pm (24th February to 31st March incl.)
Books will be purchased centrally and distributed to participants in good time ahead of the first session. If you would like to join the course, please get in touch with Claire Webber in the Parish Office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone 0114 230 1199)
While we are not able to meet together in church during lockdown, Sanctuary resources have been created for you to use at home
The February Sanctuary resources can be downloaded here
The Sanctuary resources for January 2021 can be downloaded here
CHRISTMAS STUDY GROUP 2020
We shall again this year be running a Study Group in preparation for Christmas. We shall be using the diocesan Advent course which is called 'Light in the Darkness’ which is available on the 'Lights for Christ' website. https://www.lightsforchrist.uk/lightinthedarkness ‘The course aims to help us reflect on, at the darkest time of the year, our calling to be Lights for Christ. Its main aim is to help us to draw on our experience of an extraordinary year which is now coming to its close. In doing so, we also look forward as we enter a new season and new year. The course has four parts which all follow a similar structure plus a brief closing reflection and prayer. The four parts are based around words which have been central to many people’s experience during all the upheavals of 2020. These are :- Distance, Safe, Trust and Normal. As Advent can be a busy time of the year, we have decided to run the first two parts before Christmas and the third and fourth parts in early January, which fits well with the four themes. We shall be running the course on Zoom on the following Monday evenings at 6.45pm.
Monday 30th November
Monday 14th December
Monday 4th January
Monday 11th January
The sessions will last approx one hour. This will give us the opportunity to join Compline at 8pm. The first session will be led by Rev Matt Wood. The remaining three sessions will be lay led. We do hope you would like to join us. If so please email Claire in the Parish office or contact Sandra Green
Our normal service pattern:
10.30am on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month & 6.30pm on the 1st Sunday of the month
This is our weekly central act of worship when we remember the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples. There are hymns, readings, a sermon and prayers and we share together bread and wine. One of our choirs also sing at the service. Like at all of our services children are most welcome and we have a children’s ’Footsteps’ group that meets during the service and returns just in time to receive communion.
All Age Family Service
10.30am on the 1st Sunday of every month
The All Age Family Service lasts for about 45 minutes. This is a service where people of all ages attend and is an interactive service for children. Refreshments are served after the service. Children are most welcome at all of our services!
9.30am on the 3rd Sunday of the month
This traditional service follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The service is said with responses, canticles and readings from the Old and New Testaments with time for reflection and prayer.
6.30pm on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays of the month
5.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time
Following the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, Choral Evensong offers a perfect opportunity to find some peace from the stresses and strains of everyday life and to participate in a more reflective kind of worship. The choirs play a major role in the singing of this beautiful service. The service also contains readings from the Old & New Testament as well as a sermon, prayers and space for reflection.
Holy Communion (said) – 1662 Book of Common Prayer
8.30am on the 1st Sunday of every month
This service follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, with its traditional language. The service is a quiet, reflective, said service.
Holy Communion – Common Worship
This service is every Wednesday morning in the side chapel.
9am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays