Events

Daily Prayer & Worship

 

As a New Monastic Community, there is a regular rhythm of prayer and worship Mon-Fri and on Sundays.   As we are now experimenting with being a spiritual community with a growing and evolving Host Cafe, we are experimenting with the following programme:

Morning Prayer:   Mon – Fri 9.45 to 10am
Evening Prayer:  Mon at 5.30-6pm, Tues and Weds 4.45-5pm
Contemplative Eucharist: Thurs 12.05 midday to 12.35pm
Sunday Afternoon Service: Monthly Sun 3pm for families
Sunday Evening Service: 6pm refreshments 6.30pm start

Morning Prayer
This is a short meditative service of prayer that involves scripture reading and a period of silent meditation. It has its roots in the monastic office and retains some of the richest prayer traditions of the Church. Lasting 20 minutes, it is an opportunity to connect with God before the start of the day, or even during your coffee break, if you start work early.

Evening Prayer
This is a short meditative service of prayer that involves scripture reading and a period of silent meditation. It has its roots in the monastic office and retains some of the richest prayer traditions of the Church. Lasting 20 minutes, it is an opportunity to connect with God at the close of the day.

Contemplative Eucharist
This creative interpretation of Holy Communion gives room for Lectio Divina, an ancient form of shared prayer and reflection of a sacred text. This service deliberately aims to use contemporary language integrated with prayer and silence for those who have busy working lives in the City. The service involves the symbolism of eating and drinking reflecting our thirst and hunger for the spiritual path and for God. Holy Communion is an ancient tradition stretching right back to Jewish table rituals.

Sunday Afternoon Service
This Service draws on story telling and craft activities to help people explore the themes of biblical stories and characters.  It draws on the work of Jerome Berryman and the Godly Play approach coming out of Montesouri education tradition.  All adults and children are welcome.

Sunday Evening Service
Every Sunday there is a service which changes in form between:

A Compline Service
A Contemplative Service
A Eucharist Service
A Taize Service

These services reflect different approaches to prayer and worship drawing on a contemplative approach to prayer and worship of God.  As a New Monastic Community, participants of the community lead the services which aim to be relevant and accessible.