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Moot Rhythm of Life Service, St Pauls Cathedral April 2009

On Easter Saturday 2009, Moot held its third Rhythm of Life Service before the Bishop of London in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. This service was a combination of an alternative worship service and Holy Communion. The above film was used in the service to explore the theme of ‘Living with Hope in a culture of uncertainty’. Copies of the new Moot Pocket Liturgy book were given out with Chrome maps of the underground symbolising a commitment to the City. We were grateful for the support of a number of Moot friends who were involved in the intercessions. Ian Adams representing the mayBE community in Oxford, Jonny Baker representing the Grace Community and Vanessa Elston representing a number of alt worship networks and friends. Photos of the event in Moot’s flickr group, along with a copy of the liturgy (to go up soon).

To see other Moot Community youTube videos click here

POSTED 17.04.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on Moot Rhythm of Life Service, St Pauls Cathedral April 2009

Reflection on the Trinity using Rublev's Ikon

For those who are interested, the Bishop of London has written a short but indepth reflection on the Trinity drawing on Rublev’s ikon.  So if you want to explore using this extremely important image as a point of worship, explore it here

POSTED 13.03.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments (1)

Reflection on the Trinity using Rublev’s Ikon

For those who are interested, the Bishop of London has written a short but indepth reflection on the Trinity drawing on Rublev’s ikon.  So if you want to explore using this extremely important image as a point of worship, explore it here

POSTED 13.03.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments (1)

Moot Pocket Liturgy Book

Pleased to say that the Moot Pocket liturgy book with new and old versions of our Little Service, Complines and contemplative elements, has now been published by Proost.  For those coming to the ROL Service at St Paul’s, please do not rush out and buy one, as we will be giving you one as a resource for the next year.

if you are not going to be at the ROL Service on Easter Saturday, then please do consider buying a copy through the mootique, details to be available soon (when I get the time to sort it out).

If you are desperate to get hold of it before a weeks time, then do order it directly from Proost.  For more details on the book from Jonny, click here

POSTED 08.03.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments (1)

Looking for something alternative in the Woking mid-surrey area?

My good friend Bryony Davis, who has not had shall we say, not the best experience of the Church of England, is looking to find kindred spirits in the Woking/Mid-Surrey area in England UK, to look at developing something of a low key alternative gathering/Spirited Exchanges.  At present she is seeking out if there is anyone out there who would be interested in meeting up.

If you know anyone who may be interested in this, which also may be you – please do contact Bryony by clicking here


POSTED 24.01.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on Looking for something alternative in the Woking mid-surrey area?

Saints: Strength from weakness

For October, Moot is exploring the theme of Saints. I was really moved by a service our sister community Grace completed on the idea of wounds and brokenness. It sounded a really profound service. Inspired by this, Moot explored the issue of Saints: strength in weakness in our Alt Eucharist service last night.

For those who missed it, we did record the homily in a podcast, click here to get hold of it. Alternatively you may want to subscribe to the Moot podcasts by I-tunes here for free.

POSTED 13.10.08 BY: paulabbott | Comments (1)

Moot Weekend Away 3-5th October

Well, another new Moot year begins in September 08, and the website has been updated. See link for Moot Diary on the side bar.

Lots of stuff happening including a Moot Weekend Away 3-5th October. For info on this click the Eventbrite Moot Events box on the right, or click here

POSTED 13.08.08 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on Moot Weekend Away 3-5th October

So Long San Francisco

Well, my time in San Francisco is now coming to an end. I do love this Diocese and Cathedral. It has been a real privilege to be here. However, it has also been quite quirky. After the Sunday morning Eucharist, there was some English Morris Dancing in San Francisco? Very strange. Nothing like a pagan fertility dance with your English breakfast tea! I also went for dinner with Will, Matt and the Bishop to a Moroccan tent where there was belly dancing. This is a really great international city.

I have made good friends here, including a guy called Eric, who I went to see a film with as part of an Arts Festival to see an Italian Film. So my time here has been richly spiritual artistically and relationally. As last time, I am going to find it difficult to leave today. I gave a homily at the evening Eucharist at Grace Cathedral, to listen to the podcast, click hereI have taken quite a few photos, if interested click here

This afternoon I go to Vancouver and back into Canada, where I meet up with Mark McCleary and prepare for a days talking on Saturday, and then on Sunday get the coach to Seattle, and my final city before heading back. I am looking forward to seeing Gareth Powell who is on placement in Seattle, before the inevitable long flight back home after doing a final training day for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

POSTED 25.06.08 BY: paulabbott | Comments (2)

Meditation in the Christian Tradition

In Moot we have been exploring the use of Christian Meditation as a centring activity – to bring spirituality and peace into our lives, in the business of trying to live in the modern world. And boy is it busy! I have been encouraged here with the Wilderness Community at Denver’s Episcopal Cathedral, who have a weekly meditation night on a wednesday, drawing on the meditation technique developed by a Monk called John Maine and the World Christian Meditation Centre. I really like it as an approach to Christian Meditation. Much of it is very ancient and familiar – to see a video about it – click here

I am really pleased to see an Anglican Emerging Church project here, really digging deep in the whole area of spirituality. By coincidence there is an event at Guildford Cathedral led by the World Christian Meditation Centre at Guildford Cathedral, click here

Just to remind people, we have arranged a Moot Prayer Development day in October, so please do book places. For more information, please click here

POSTED 16.06.08 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on Meditation in the Christian Tradition

Read all about it – The Becoming of G-d

Just in case anyone has forgotten, Ian’s book (the one he’s talking about in the USA) is on sale in the UK too! You can now get it through YTC Press, Amazon UK, Amazon World, Episcopal book shop New York and at places on the tour if you are in the US or Canada

When you’ve read it, do click through to Amazon (there’s a link from here, just on the right-hand side) and post a review. It’s well worth it.

Of course, there’s lots to debate – you’d expect that from any book by Ian. I hope we’ll get a chance to grill him on it one of these days – perhaps a moot open “ask the author” evening when he’s back (and recovered from his US travels) would be fun. Meanwhile, having the book to read is a decent second-best to having Ian around to talk with.
Enjoy it while stocks last …

POSTED 12.06.08 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on Read all about it – The Becoming of G-d