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