The Week at St Edward’s

Next Sunday at St  Edward’s there will be a Prayer Book Communion at 8.00 am, at which Malcolm will be celebrant.

The 11.00 am service will be a Eucharist, at which Fraser will preach, exploring the changed relationship between Christ and Creation that the story of the Ascension represents.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Matt Russell will preach on waiting being the hardest part of hoping.

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

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be On The Edge, at which Malcolm will preach on Where the Nails have Been: The Spirituality of Gillian Welch.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, led by Matt Russell. On Friday, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole, and meditation at 5.30 pm led by Fraser. On Saturday at 5.00 pm there will be a Contemplative Eucharist, with much silence.

Looking ahead, on Tuesday 21st May at 5.30 pm there will be an extra talk by Fraser on Coventry’s Story of Reconciliation, as part of our preparation for becoming a partner in the Community of the Cross of Nails at the 11.00 am service on June 2nd.

Fraser Watts

The Week at St Edward’s

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

The 11.00 am service will be Odyssey, and the preacher will be the Revd Professor James W Jones, in Cambridge in sabbatical from Rutgers University. He will be talking about True Transformation, and looking at what spiritual practice in Christianity can learn from Buddhism and Psychotherapy.

On Sunday morning, please also remember Guilia Conto who will be confirmed at the University confirmation service, presented by Malcolm.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Fraser will preach the second of two sermons about people whose meetings with Jesus are recorded in St John’s gospel, talking this week about the Samaritan Woman who Jesus meets at Jacob’s Well.

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be a concert by Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies, as part of their UK tour.

Thursday is Ascension Day, and there will be a special Eucharist at 6.15, at which Fraser will preside and preach.

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 Russell. On Friday, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 am with Alan Cole, and meditation at 5.30 pm led by Fraser.

Fraser Watts

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

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

This week at St Edwards

Today is Easter Day, and there will be the usual meditative Eucharist at 5.00 pm at which Fraser will preside and preach.

On Wednesday there will be On The Edge at 8.00 pm, at which Fraser will preach on ‘walking wounded’, linking the wounds of the risen Jesus with our wounds, and playing a selection of the many tracks that connect with the theme of ‘walking wounded’.

On Thursday there will be lunchtime prayers at 12.30, led by Fraser. On Friday at 10.30 am there will be Holy Communion, at which Vivienne Lake will be the celebrant. On Friday at 5.30 there will be meditation, led by Fraser.

Note that Easter Day coincides this year with the start of ‘summer time’ (even though summer weather has not yet arrived!)

If you have electoral roll forms that you have not yet returned, please bring them with you on Sunday. The final deadline is April 5th.

The Week at St Edward’s’ Prayer, Chastity etc

On Saturday (23rd) at 5.00 pm at St Edward’s there will be a Contemplative Eucharist, with much silence, at which Fraser will preside.

Next Sunday will begin with the usual 8.00 am service of Holy Communion, at which Andrew Davison will be the celebrant.

At 11.00 am we will have the second of a series of three Lenten services focusing on the traditional spiritual vows. Fraser will look this week at the vow of chastity. As with last week’s sermon on wealth and poverty, he will explore how sex, despite its blessings, can also be a source of problems, handled by some Christians in terms of the monastic vow of chastity (which proves on examination to be less negative than at first appears) but which can be handled by other Christians in other ways

The women’s network will meet on Sunday at 3.00pm. Further information from Ann Kember.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Fraser will continue his series of sermons taking a psychologist’s view of Lent, looking this week at one of the main paradoxes of the spiritual life, that working hard at the spiritual life often doesn’t yield the results we hope for; it seems to depend on a subtle combination of our own efforts and openness to grace, working together in fruitful alliance.

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

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm Fraser will give the second of his talk talks on Psychology and Prayer, looking at deeper levels of prayer. An increasing number of Christians find that talking to God doesn’t work for them. Some switch over into spiritual practice that is entirely silent. In this talk, Fraser will explore a middle path of reflective prayer, carried out with a conscious sense of the presence of God, but not talking to him, as we would to another human person.

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.

Fraser Watts

The week commencing 1 Dec

Next Sunday at St Edward’s will begin as usual with a Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am.

The 11.00 am service will be the main Eucharist of the day, marking Advent Sunday, the first day of the new Church Year. Malcolm will preach. The service will include a thanksgiving for Marco, the recently-born son of Karin and Hermes.

The 5.00 pm service (not a Eucharist this week) will be the Advent Carol Service, with lessons, poems, carols and prayers for Advent. The service will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. This is always a popular service, moving and atmospheric.

On Monday at 7.30 pm we are hosting the Pantomime Carol Service for the Arts Threatre, led by Malcolm.

On Wednesday at 7.30 pm there will be the launch of Malcolm’s book of sonnets, Sounding the Seasons.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm, there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, led by Matt Russell, with laying on of hands for those who wish to receive it.

On Friday there will be a Prayer Book Communion service at 10.30 am, led by Alan Cole. The meditation group will meet at 5.30 pm, led by Fraser.

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Fraser Watts

The week commencing 17 November

On Saturday (17th Nov) at St Edward’s there will be a contemplative Eucharist at 6.30 pm, with much silence.

Sunday will begin as usual with a Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am.

The 11.00 am service will be a Eucharist at which Malcolm will talk about sacramentalism, i.e. about seeing the presence of God in ordinary things, as the Eucharist sees Christ present in bread and wine.

At 3.00 pm Malcolm and his band will be performing outside St Edward’s as part of the switching on of Christmas Lights.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist Matt Russell will continue his series of sermons on Old Testament themes, talking about Abraham and Sarah as a model of waiting. It has been suggested that about once a month a group might like to go to a pub after the 5.00 pm service and we might try that this Sunday.

On Monday at 9.00 pm there will be a student-led Taize service. All welcome.

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm Fraser will give the second of his two talks on Christianity and Counselling, looking at this from the perspective of Christianity.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm, there will be prayers for reconciliation and healing, with laying on of hands for those who wish to receive it.

On Friday there will be a Prayer Book Communion service at 10.30 am, led by Alan Cole. The meditation group will meet at 5.30 pm, led by Fraser.

Looking ahead, on Monday 26th November at 8.30 pm the choir of Girton College will give a performance of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at St Edward’s

Fraser

The week commencing 11 November

Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. The day at St Edward’s will start with a Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am. Then the 11.00 am service will be a special one for Remembrance Sunday, with readings, poems and prayers for the occasion. There will also be a special choir. Fraser will preach. The service will start slightly earlier than usual, at 10.58 am, so that we can keep the two minutes silence at 11.00 am.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist Matt Russell will begin a series of sermons on new testament themes, talking this time about Abraham and Sarah as a model of waiting.

On Monday at 9.00 pm there will be a student-led Taize service.

On Wednesday (Nov 14th) at 8.00 pm there will be On The Edge, at which Malcolm will talk about Living With War: Remembrance through the eyes of Neil Young and others.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm, there will be the usual prayers for reconciliation and healing.

On Friday there will be a Prayer Book Communion service at 10.30 am, led by Alan Cole. The meditation group will meet at 5.30 pm.

Fraser