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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The week commencing 25 November

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Next Sunday at St Edward’s will begin as usual with a Prayer Book communion service at 8.00 am. 
 
At the 11.00 am service four of our Westcott or Ridley ordinands will each talk briefly about an aspect of ministry they care deeply about. It should be an interesting and uplifting service, and worth making a special effort to come to. It will include

  • James Crockford on A Voyage of Discovery;
  • Catherine Duce on Church-based Work with the Homeless;
  • Iain McColl on Bristol Nights: Transforming Hospitality;
  • David Pickersgill on  The Inclusive Community.


At 3.00 pm there is a special open meeting of the Women’s network at which Laura Bardwell will be talking about Basha, a social enterprise working with street women in Bangladesh. All welcome.

At the 5.00 pm Eucharist Matt Russell will continue his series of sermons on Old Testament themes, talking about hope and trust, as reflected in Isaiah.

On Monday at 8.30 the choir of Girton College are performing Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm there will be On The Edge, at which Iain McColl will talk about Listening with the Heart

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.

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