Services from 01/04/2016

Happy Easter! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

I hope that you all had a blessed Triduum and Easter Sunday and a bit of a rest following.


Friday 01/04/2016

10:30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole
1 pm: Meditation Group


Sunday 03/04/2016

8 am: BCP Holy Communion
11 am: Contemplative Morning Prayer; Officiant & Preacher – David Illman
“The Importance of Touch”
5 pm: Contemplative Evening Prayer & Compline; Officiant & Preacher – Br Chris Martin SSF


Friday 08/04/2016

10:30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole
1 pm: Meditation Group

Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Please note there will be not 10:30 Communion or 1pm Medditation on Good Friday (25th March) and no 5pm service on Easter Sunday (27th March), these will all start up again the following week.


Palm Sunday 20/03/2016

8 am: BCP Holy Communion
11 am: EMBODIED;
“Flesh Tones”
5 pm: Contemplative Evening Prayer & Compline; Officiant & Preacher – Br Chris Martin SSF


Maundy Thursday 24/03/2016

7 pm: Maundy Thursday BCP Service; President & Preacher – James Gardom


Good Friday 25/03/2016

12 pm – 3pm: Good Friday Service
A three hour service led by James Gardom in which we will look at Christ the Pioneer, Christ the Sacrifice, and Christ the Saviour. We will have a small group of musicians playing original music picking up on the Good Friday themes, periods of silent contemplation, and hear some thought-provoking talks. You are welcome to come for all three hours, but if you wish, feel free to come for just one or two; there will be a natural break at the end of each hour.


Easter Sunday 27/03/2016

8 am: BCP Holy Communion
11 am: Easter Day Common Worship Communion; President & Preacher – James Gardom

Parish Lunch and Annual Parish Church Meeting

The annual parish lunch will be held on Sunday 10th April 2016, at Trinity Hall, from 12:30, followed by the APCM in the church at 2:30.

Contributions of salads, desserts and cheeses are welcome – there is a sign up sheet on the chest by the West Door.

At the APCM we will need to elect Churchwardens and Chapter members, so please consider volunteering for these essential tasks to help keep our church flourishing.

Events and services for Friday 4th March and Sunday 6th March

At St Edward’s this week we have the following services:

Friday (4th March)

10.30am  BCP Communion

Sunday (6th March)

8.00am BCP Communion

11.00am Contemplative Morning Prayer “Faith persecuted”

In this service, we will again consider the persecuted church worldwide, with readings, meditations and prayers that focus on the difficulty many Christians face, especially in Nigeria and North Korea. In the light of it being both Mothers’ Day and close to the Women’s World Day of Prayer 2016, our prayers will also focus on the particular challenges faced by Christian women.

5.00pm Evening Prayer (Chris Martin)

In addition at St Edward’s this week:

Friday (4th March)

The meditation group meets at 1.00pm, as usual. All are welcome.

At 7.00pm in the church we have the second of five Lenten discussion groups “Lent through painting” based on “Christ in the wilderness” (Stephen Cottrell), using the paintings of Stanley Spencer. All are welcome, whether or not you were able to come to the first of the five discussions. These discussions are being facilitated by Hannah Stone and Edwin Hall. It would be helpful, though not essential, to get your own copy of Stephen Cottrell’s “Christ in the Wilderness : Reflecting on the paintings by Stanley Spencer”. If you can, contemplate the painting “Consider the Lilies”, and read Cottrell’s meditation on it. Bring the book along : the more copies the merrier (Edwin bought his copy for £9.99 from the CLC Bookshop on 88a Regent Street).

The Thanksgiving Service for Ray Hocknell will take place at 2.30pm.