A post and poem about st. Eds from Holly Ordway

One of our American visitors, holly Ordway has posted this poem about us on her blog. You can read it by clicking Here

 

Passion Sunday at St Edward’s

Next Sunday, Passion Sunday, will begin at St Edward’s with the usual 8.00 am service of Holy Communion.

The 11.00 am service will be a special service for Passion Sunday, with readings and choral music for Passiontide (poems from Clive Sansom, music from Johan Saunders and Bob Chilcott). Fraser will preach, on costly crises that contain the seeds of recovery.

The 5.00 pm Eucharist will also be a healing service, at which Malcolm Guite will preach, on the link between passivity and the Passion. It will be his first Sunday sermon since his absence.

(Note that the preachers have swapped over from those announced in the March newsletter.)

There will be no more Taizé services on Mondays until next term.

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm Malcolm will give the third of three talks on Prayer and the Arts, focusing this week on music and song.

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be On The Edge at which Malcolm will talk about ‘A Celtic Cross, exploring the meaning of the cross and passion through the music of ‘Celtic’ bands; U2, The Waterboys, Runrig, and The Hothouse Flowers.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, led by Matt Russell.

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 (23rd), at 11.30 am there will be a first meeting of a pastoral support group, led by Fraser (for those interested in giving or receiving pastoral support). Also on Saturday, the eve of Holy Week, there will be a Contemplative Eucharist at 5.00 pm, with mush silence.

Fraser Watts

Sermons on March 17th

Fraser and Malcolm have swapped round their preachments on March 17th (Passion Sunday) from those given in the March newsletter.

Fraser will now preach at 11.00 am, and Malcolm will preach at 5.00 pm.

The week at St Edward’s

On Saturday (2nd March) at St Edward’s, there will be an event to mark Women’s World Day of Prayer. It will start from 10.00 am, and include lunch. The theme will be ‘I Was a Stranger’.

Next Sunday will begin with the usual 8.00 am service of Holy Communion.

The 11.00 am service will be a Eucharist, and the third of three Lenten services focusing on the traditional spiritual vows. Fraser will look this week at the vow of obedience.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, John Summers will preach on the theme of longing and loneliness.

There will be a Taizé service, as usual, at 9.00 pm on Monday. Contact Patrick McKearney.

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm Malcolm will give the first of three talks on Poetry and the Arts, focusing this week on prayer and poetry. (This will be Malcolm’s first appearance at St Edward’s since he broke his leg.)

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be On The Edge, at which Iain McColl will talk about Unknowing God.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, led by Matt Russell

On Friday, as usual, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole; and meditation at 5.30 with Fraser.

Fraser Watts

podcast updates

New podcasts!

This is the first of three sermons in the Poverty, Chastity and Obedience series, this one on Poverty (17 Feb 2013).

As part of Fraser’s Lent series, here is a sermon on Temptations and Discernments (17 Feb 2013).

This is the second of three sermons in the Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, this one on Chastity (24 Feb 2013).

The first of Fraser’s talks in the series on Prayer, this one on the topic of Talking with God (19 Feb 2013)

Ann’s On The Edge sermon on ‘Being Bad’  (20 Feb 2013).

Fraser’s sermon on Paradoxes in the spiritual life (24 Feb) is also available.

Lent Talks on Prayer

Malcolm is making slower progress than was hoped, and has now been told by his doctor not to do anything for a fortnight. So we have divided the Lent talks on prayer (Tuesdays at 5.30 pm) into two groups.

Fraser Watts

LENT TALKS ON PRAYER at St EDWARD’S
Tuesdays at 5.30 pm

1. Psychology and  Prayer  –  Fraser Watts
(Practical implications of recent work on the psychology of prayer)
Feb 19      Talking With God
Feb 26      Deeper levels of Prayer

2. The Arts and Prayer  –  Malcolm Guite
March 5     Prayer and poetry, 
March 12   Praying with images and icons
March 19   Using music and song in prayer

recent podcasts

10 February – Fr Brendan Callaghan, a Jesuit and Master of Campion Hall in Oxford talks about Ignatian spirituality, one of the most practical and specific approaches to spiritual practice in the Christian tradition.

10 February – Fraser begins his series of sermons taking a psychologist’s view of Lent, talking this week about Priorities and Commitments.

 

podcast update

These new podcasts bring us up to date.

Fraser’s Sunday sermon for the Healing service on the 20th of January.

 

2 new podcasts

Here are two new podcasts: Fraser’s 13 January Sermon and Fraser’s first of four talks on Help and Healing for Personal Problems, focusing on promoting self-understanding.

Fraser’s 13 January Sermon

 

PRI/BBC broadcast about St. Edwards

Dear All,

you might like to know that yesterday the American Independent/public service Broadcaster PRI (Who are funded by the Gates foundation and work in collaboration with the BBC) aired an 8 minute piece about St. Edwards across America. It gives a good view of St. Edwards as a church with a particular welcome for those on the margins. They have sent as a link to a sound cloud recording which you can listen to here:

You can link to the PRI page for the programe here