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.

Ash Wednesday

Just a little advance warning for the Ash Wednesday service; it would be lovely to see you there:

 

Wednesday 10/02/2016

7:30 pm: Ash Wednesday Service – BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Geoff Dumbreck

Faith and Works Talk

On Thursday 14th January, St Edward’s will be hosting the following talk from 11:30 until 12:45, between the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland:

Faith and Works: Martin Luther and Richard Hooker on Two Kinds of Righteousness

Torrance Kirby
Professor of Ecclesiastical History
McGill University, Montreal

Response by Friederike Nüssel
Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Heidelberg

Star Men

This Friday at 18:30 the Arts Picturehouse will be showing the film ‘Star Men’, which includes two members of our congregation! The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

 

The film blurb says:

“Debut writer-director Alison E. Rose’s visually striking documentary charts the careers of leading astronomers Roger Griffin, Wal Sargent, Donald Lynden-Bell and Neville Woolf. They left Britain in the 1960s as young PhD students to pursue their passion for astronomy at the California Institute Of Technology.

As the four friends reunite for a road trip across America, they reminisce about their professional lives and reflect on the remarkable advances in technology that opened up whole new worlds thousands of light years beyond our planet. In particular they recount their experiences with immensely powerful instruments such as the 200-inch Hale Telescope.

They also discuss the discovery of quasars, pulsars and other hitherto unknown phenomena, and their candid, often humorous banter ensures the accessibility of their subject matter.”

 

More information can be found at the Piturehouse website:

https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/film/star-men-panel-discussion

Ignatius of Loyola – God of Surprises

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This evening we have the fifth and final session of our Lent course with us looking at the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). We will be particularly thinking about how he incorporated imagination into prayer.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last about one hour with Compline following, and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

Francis of Assisi – Poverty into joy

St-Francis-of-Assisi-Stigmata

 

This evening we have the fourth session of our Lent course with us looking at the writings of Francis of Assisi. We will be particularly thinking about how he incorporated poverty into his spirituality and developed an incarnational theology, which spread into a love of the whole of Creation.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last about one hour with Compline following, and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

It would be great to see you there, though each session is designed to be independent, so if you cannot make them all do not worry!

Julian of Norwich – All Shall be Well

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This evening we have the third session of our Lent course with us looking at the writings of Julian of Norwich. We will be particularly thinking about how she incorporated suffering into her spirituality and developed an apophatic theology. We will also be looking at centring prayer and using objects as anchors for these prayers.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last about one hour with Compline following, and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

It would be great to see you there, though each session is designed to be independent, so if you cannot make them all do not worry!

The Cambridge Passion

A powerful and moving new play, ‘The Cambridge Passion’ tells the story of the events in the final week of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

When Jesus, a Galilean Rabbi, enters Jerusalem to celebrate the Festival of Passover, events are set in motion that will lead to his crucifixion by the occupying Roman forces – a crucifixion that will be turned upside by his Resurrection from the dead.

The play is being staged by Westcott House, one of the Anglican Theological Colleges in the city. Following highly successful performances in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and with a cast of local ordinands, the play aims to tell the narrative at the heart of the Christian faith in an exciting, dynamic and fresh way.

Set to an epic soundtrack and with all profits going to charity, ‘The Cambridge Passion’ is the ideal way to consider the meaning behind Lent and Easter.

The play is running on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel URC Church on Trumpington Street. Tickets cost £7 are available from the ADC Theatre Box Office https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/drama/the-cambridge-passion.aspx

For further information please visit http://www.cambridgepassion.co.uk/ and a condensed version of the play can be heard here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jycbs

Passion Play

Saint Benedict of Nursia – The Word became Flesh

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This evening we have the second session of our Lent course with us looking at the stories of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of Western Monasticism, and we will be particularly thinking about his Rule (focussing on Obedience and Humility) and learning about the practice of Lectio Divina.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last about one hour , and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

It would be great to see you there, though each session is designed to be independent, so if you cannot make them all do not worry!

The Desert Fathers & Mothers – Become all Flame

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This evening sees the beginning of our Lent course with us looking at the stories of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, particularly thinking about how they prayed and formed community.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last a little over one hour (as we will need to spend a little extra time this week learning Compline), and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

It would be great to see you there, though each session is designed to be independent, so if you cannot make them all do not worry!