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

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

The 11.00 am service will be a special service for Mothering Sunday, at which children with young families will be especially welcome. There will be posies for the children to give to their mothers. Fraser will preach on how our relationships with parents shape our relationship with God.

At 3.30 pm Alfred Corn will talk to the LGBT group about his latest book of poems, ‘Tables’.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist, Matt Russell will talk about returning from the ‘far country’ in the story of the Prodigal Son, and what is involved for each of us in returning from our own far country.

There will be a special Taizé service on Monday at 9.00 pm with a visit from Br Paolo of the Taizé community. There will be a bring and share meal from 7.00 pm.

On Tuesday at 5.30 pm Malcolm will give the second of three talks on Prayer and the Arts, focusing this week on Praying with Images and Icons

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