These services bring together meditation and the sacrament of Holy Communion. They combine silence, incense, and a rich mixture of traditional and modern words and music, including chants from Taize and words and songs from Iona. We hope that people will find the space here to encounter the Spirit of God.
These services are normally at 5.00 pm on Sundays.
An introduction to Christian mindfulness for those who wish to explore silent prayer. It is easier to learn to meditate in the company of others, and we invite you to come and join us. All meditation involves learning to still the chatter of the mind, but Christian mediation has a particular emphasis on the positive experience of the Spirit of God at a deeper level than is normally possible.
The session begins with an introduction, that both offers a specific theme for meditation and, over the weeks, provides basic guidance in the technique of meditation. Then we go into silence by lighting a candle, burning incense, and singing a chant. The silence lasts about 20 minutes; then there is time in which people can share with the group any issues they wish. The session ends with brief prayers.
Guided meditation is normally at 5.30 pm on Fridays.
The Goth Eucharist
This is an exciting monthly service which seeks to find new ways of making the life of the Church meaningful to people from alternative, and particularly Goth communities.There is a detailed article, explaining the background and philosophy of the Goth Eucharist available here. See also the dedicated website: www.thegotheucharist.org.uk.
The Goth Eucharist is normally every second week at 8.30 pm. It takes place in the Clare Chapel in St Edwards.
St Edwards House Group meets fortnightly on Monday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pm and may appeal to those who want to discuss Christian issues and pray in a more informal setting. For more information, contact Stephen Davies or our Lay Chaplain, Christina Johnson (tel: 01223 572 669).
To be kept informed of the weekly services and other events please keep an eye on the monthly newsletter, the services sheets or the weekly email list. To join our weekly email list for details of the weeks services and events, please send an email to: email@example.com and follow the instructions you get in the confirmation email. If you encounter difficulties or need more help please contact Adrian