The Week at St Edward’s

Next Sunday there will be the usual Prayer Book Communion at 8.00 pm, at which Andrew Davison will be celebrant.

The theme of the 11.00 am service will be the Good Shepherd, and Malcolm will preach. The service will include Godly Play for the children, and the baptism of Zac and Carmen, children of Luis Navarro and Ruth Armstrong.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Fraser will preach the first of two sermons about people whose meetings with Jesus are recorded in St John’s gospel, talking this week about Nicodemus.

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be On The Edge, led by Matt, at which David Pickersgill will talk about ‘The Shadow of Death’ in the songs of Sufjan Stevens.

The student-led Taizé service will continue on Monday at 9.00 pm. On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, led by Matt. On Friday, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole, and meditation at 5.30 pm.

Fraser Watts

Patronal Festival etc St Edward’s

On Saturday (20th) at St Edward’s there will be the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 2.00 pm, and a Contemplative Eucharist with much silence at 5.00 pm.

Next Sunday there will be the usual Prayer Book Communion at 8.00 pm, at which Alan Cole will be celebrant.

At 11.00 am there will be the Patronal Festival Service. Fraser will preach, and the churchwardens will be admitted to office by the Master of Trinity Hall. The service will be followed by lunch at Trinity Hall (cost £3.00) to which members of any congregation at St Edward’s are invited.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Malcolm will continue his series of sermons on Meeting the Risen Christ, focusing in this last sermon in the series on meeting Christ in one another.

The student-led Taizé service will continue on Monday at 9.00 pm. On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, led by Matt. On Friday, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole, and meditation at 5.30 with Fraser.

On Saturday there will be a visit to Coventry as part of our preparations for being admitted to the Community of the Cross of Nails.

The programme for On The Edge (Weds at 8.00 pm) for the next three months is pasted in below.

Fraser

May 1: David Pickersgill
The Shadow of Death in the songs of Sufjan Stevens

May 15: Malcolm Guite
Where the Nails have Been: The Spirituality of Gillian Welch

May 29: Fraser Watts
Keeping Imagination Healthy:
Learning from Davie Bowie, Nick Cave and others

June 12 Malcolm Guite
Drag Queens in a Limousines:
Mary Gautier and other hard core Troubadours

June 26: Matt Russell
The Spirit in the Dark: Afro-American Spirituality Songs

July 10: Matt Russell
The Spirituality of ‘Twelve Steps

July 24: Malcolm Guite
Psychedelic Pill: Spirituality & Psychedelia
with the Grateful Dead, Neil Young and Jefferson Airplane

St Edward’s: Healing service etc

Tomorrow (13th) the pastoral support group will meet from 10.30 am – 12 noon (refreshments from 10.15).

Next Sunday at St Edward’s there will be the usual Prayer Book Communion at 8.00 pm, with Fraser as celebrant.

At 11.00 am there will be a Healing Service, with laying on of hands. The preacher will be Matt Russell, talking about the role of narratives in healing and reconciliation.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Malcolm will continue his series of sermons on Meeting the Risen Christ, focusing this week on the sacraments.

The student-led Taizé service will resume on Monday at 9.00 pm.

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be an ‘On The Edge’ service on the theme of brokenness, with live music by James Christie Brown (mostly playing his own songs), and Fraser preaching.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, with Matt. On Friday, as usual, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole; and meditation at 5.30 with Fraser.

On Saturday (20th) there will be the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 2.00 pm, and a Contemplative Eucharist with much silence at 5.00 pm.

On Sat 27th April there will be a visit to Coventry Cathedral, the centre of the Community of the Cross of Nails, in which we will soon become a partner. Transport either by mini-bus or car-share according to numbers. Please sign up, or email Fraser, asap if you would like to go.

Please also sign up if you can make a contribution of food for the Patronal Festival lunch on Sunday 21st April.

Fraser

Eastertide continued

Next Sunday at St Edward’s there will be the usual Prayer Book Communion at 8.00 pm, with Fraser as celebrant.

At 11.00 am there will be a special service for Eastertide, featuring poetry, readings, music and carols for Easter. Fraser will preach on new life, and the link between Easter and spring. There will a focus on the Easter garden, and an opportunity for the children to make an Easter garden to take home. There will also be the election of churchwardens for next year; nominations must be made in writing in advance of the meeting

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Malcolm will begin a series of three sermons on meeting the risen Jesus, focusing this week on meeting him in the scriptures.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing. On Friday, as usual, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole; and meditation at 5.30 with Fraser.

Looking ahead, on Sat 27th April there will be visit to Coventry Cathedral, the centre of the Community of the Cross of Nails, in which we will soon become a partner. Transport either by mini-bus or car-share according to numbers. Please sign up in church if you would like to go.

Please also sign up if you can make a contribution of food for the Patronal Festival lunch on Sunday 21st April.

Fraser