The week commencing 7 November

Next Sunday at St Edward’s there will start with a Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am.

The 11.00 am service will be Odyssey, with Mark Vernon, a well-known journalist and author, who will talk about “Church: Can’t Live With It; Can’t Live Without It”.

The LGBT group will meet at 3.30 pm, with Mark Vernon again.

The 5.00 pm Eucharist will include a commemoration of the departed, with an opportunity to light candles in front of the altar during the service. Fraser will preach, on what we can believe about the parted, and how to handle our memories of them, and our grief.

There will be a student-led Taize service on Monday at 9.00 pm. All welcome.

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm, Fraser will give the first of two talks on ‘Christianity and Counselling: The View Both Ways’. This first talk will deal with the view from Christianity. 

(There is no On The Edge on Wednesday this week.)

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 at 5.30 pm, led by Fraser.

Fraser Watts

The week commencing 28 October

Next Sunday at St Edward’s there will be the usual Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am.

At 11.00 am there will be a a service of commemoration of saints and martyrs, at which Fraser will preach about those especially associated with St Edward’s church, and candles will be lit at the memorials to the martyrs of the reformation, and to F D Maurice.

The Women’s network meets at 3.00 pm on Sunday.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, David Pickersgill will contribute to series on Christian lifestyle, talking this week about creativity.  We will be joined at the 5.00 Eucharist by Br Christopher Martin SSF (former Chris Boden) who will lead the intercessions.

The student-led Taize service will be on Mondays at 9.00 pm.

On Tuesday at 7.30 pm, there will be an important meeting, organised by Ruth Armstrong, about developing prison volunteering, a significant development in our reconciliation ministry.

On Wednesday there is On The Edge at 8.00 pm at which Grahame Davies will contribute Music and Words on Remembrance and Rebirth.

On Thursday at 12.30 pm, there will be the usual prayers for reconciliation and healing, led on this occasion by Amanda Goodman.

On Friday there will be a Prayer Book Communion service for All Souls Day at 10.30 am, led by Alan Cole. There is a list of names of the departed at the back of the church, to which additional names can be added. They will be read out at this service.

The meditation group at 5.30 pm, led by Fraser. (On Friday 26th, it will be led by Catherine Duce).

Fraser Watts

The week commencing 21 October

On Saturday evening (Oct 20th) at St Edward’s there will be contemplative Eucharist at 6.30 pm, with much silence, and using some of Rudolf Steiner’s meditations.

On Sunday at 8.00 am there will be the usual Prayer Book communion service.

At 11.00 am there will be a Eucharist for St Luke’s day, at which Malcolm will preach. The service will include the baptism of Julian Williams.

There will be children’s activities in the vestry during the 11.00 am service on Sunday morning.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Fraser will continue the series on Christian lifestyle, talking this week about simplicity.

The student-led Taize service is now on Mondays at 9.00 pm (all welcome).

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm, Malcolm will conclude his Blake series, talking about Blake and prophesy.

On Wednesday there is On The Edge at 8.00 pm at which Ann Kember will talk on Time/Sex/Love: Exploring Mary Chapin Carpenter. (She is performing at the Corn Exchange the previous evening.)

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

On Friday there will be a Prayer Book Communion service at 10.30, led by Alan Cole; and the meditation group at 5.30 pm, led by Fraser.

Fraser

 

The week commencing 14 October

Sunday at St Edward’s will start with the usual Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am.

The 11.00 am service will be a special service for World Mental Health Day, at which Matt Russell will talk about personal fear.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Fraser will continue his series on Christian lifestyle, talking this week about caring.

The student-led Taize service will move to Mondays at 9.00 pm from this week (starting Oct 15th)

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm, Malcolm continues his Blake series, talking about Blake and Jesus.

On Wednesday there is On The Edge at 8.00 pm with Matt talking about the role of doubt in faith, linking it to the REM rock song, ‘losing my religion’.

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

On Fridays there will be a Prayer Book Communion service at 10.30, led by Alan Cole; and the meditation group at 5.30 pm, led by Fraser.

The week commencing 22 June

On Saturday evening at 6.30 pm there will be a contemplative Eucharist at St Edward’s, with much silence. All are welcome. The service will be attended by members of the Rudolf Steiner community in Cambridge

Next Sunday (June 24th) will begin with the usual Prayer Book service of Holy Communion at 8.00 am

The 11.00 am service will be a family service on the theme ‘All God’s Creatures’. We especially welcome families with young children. All are very welcome to bring (controllable) animals with them to be blessed. Children who wish can go out for activities for part of the service. Fraser will preach, and focus on the Christian basis for animal welfare.

The 5.00 pm Eucharist will be a special Corporate Communion, the one Sunday evening Eucharist in the year when we especially invite those who often come in the morning to come to the evening Eucharist. The focus will be on the birth of John the Baptist, a feast that has long been linked to mid-summer. Malcolm will preach. There will be refreshments and entertainment after the service at Queens.

On Tuesday  at 5.30 pm Malcolm will continue his series of talks on Core Themes in St John’s gospel, talking this well about ‘glory’

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there is On The Edge, at which Fraser will talk on ‘Spirituality and the Body’

On Thursday at 12.30 pm there will be lunchtime prayers. At 9.15 pm there will be a Taize service, led by Patrick McKearney.

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

We look forward to welcoming you to St Edward’s.

Fraser Watts

The week commencing 16 June

Next Sunday at St Edward’s will start as usual with a Prayer Book Communion service at 8.00 am

The 11.00 am service will be a Eucharist. The theme will be the Trinity (transferred from last week, which was actually Trinity Sunday). Malcolm will be the preacher.

At the 3.30 pm the LGBT group will meet, and George Newlands will talk about how Scottish churches have handled LGBT issues

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist we will keep ‘Corpus Christi’, an annual thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion. Fraser will talk about the Eucharist as a general paradigm for living and spirituality.

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm Malcolm will continue his series of talks on Core Themes in St John’s gospel, talking this well about ‘life’.

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there is On The Edge, at which Ann Kember will talk on ‘Am I My Body?’

On Thursday there will be lunchtime prayers at 12.30 pm. At 9.15 pm there will be Taize service, led by Patrick McKearney. This is aimed mainly at students, but anyone is welcome.

On Friday there will be a Prayer Book Communion service at 10.30 am, and the meditation group will meet at 5.30 pm.

Fraser Watts