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Holy Week at Moot

If you have been joining or would like to join us for the remainder of Lent here’s a list of services we’re holding up until Easter Day.

You can find more details by clicking on the links in the list below.

Thursday 22nd March | 6.30pm
Lent Course #4 – our final week, focusing on Centering Prayer

Wednesday 28th March | 8am
Morning Sung Taize

Thursday 29th March | 6.30pm
Maundy Thursday Agape & Footwashing followed by Silent Vigil

Friday 30th March | 8am
Morning Sung Taize

Friday 30th March | Noon
Commemoration of the Cross (at St Vedast-Alias-Foster Church)

Sunday 1st April | 6pm
Easter Sunday Eucharist

 

POSTED 21.03.18 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Holy Week at Moot

Lent Course 1 – The Examen

In the first meeting of our Lent course we heard about the retreat into the desert and the practice of self-examination through the prayer practice of the Examen. Listen here to our first session.

We concluded the evening by sharing in the Examen prayer – you can hear this prayer being led here.

POSTED 08.03.18 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Lent Course 1 – The Examen

Welcome to the wilderness – Lent sermon

Share with us this sermon by our priest Paul Kennedy, bringing us into Lent together, exploring the wilderness we enter into in this Sunday evening sermon.

POSTED 27.02.18 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Welcome to the wilderness – Lent sermon

Join us in the desert at Moot this Lent

For our Lent course at Moot this year we will explore prayer, stillness and the wisdom of the desert. We’ll meet Thursday evenings at 6pm (for tea/coffee) for a start-time of 6.30pm, following a pattern of: Talk – Discussion – Practice, focusing on a different particular prayer practice each week. We hope you will join us this season!

We will meet 4 Thursdays:

February 22nd
The Examen – praying with our emotions.

March 1st
The Lectio Divina – praying with the scriptures.

March 15th
Ignatian Meditation – praying with the imagination.

March 22nd
Centering Prayer – finding stillness in our daily lives

POSTED 11.02.18 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Join us in the desert at Moot this Lent

New Year’s Moot Update

 

Happy New Year from all of us at Moot!

Wishing you all a bright January 1st morning, a restful end to holidays, and a peaceful start to the year ahead.

 

 

As we look to the year ahead and consider our road ahead and the changes we’re looking for, we wanted to update you on our direction as a community together. We’ve spent the last couple of years catching our breath from a years-long journey, particularly making a home at St Mary Aldermary, watching the Host Cafe come alive, and welcome Paul Kennedy our new priest.

This past November the community took a weekend to go away and take stock of who we are, what we are, and where we want to go together. I’d like to share a report from that weekend from Paul our priest (below).

Once again wishing you God’s peace, hope, and energy as we enter 2018 together – from all of us at Moot.

“On the weekend of the 3-5 November 20 people from the Moot Community travelled to the Youth Hostel at Littlehampton for fellowship, relaxation and an exploration of Moot’s calling. Littlehampton was a wonderful site: with the long beach; the tidal Arun river; and the huge open skies which we Londoners really appreciated.

Together we ate, we prayed, we talked, we drank, we walked, we played board games, and we explored God’s calling. We decide to redraw a simple Rhythm of Life to which Moot members can choose to commit; we reaffirmed our practices of contemplative and inherited prayer; we reflected upon how a distinctive community maintains an open welcome; we reaffirmed our New Monastic roots but accepted that we may be evolving in a less structured and more contemplative way; we planned a walk in the Chilterns; and we started plans for our next annual weekend away. The company was wonderful, the food was great, the Youth Hostel was cosy, the weekend felt blessed and I’m already looking forward to next year’s time away.

A draft of the Rhythm of Life should be ready for Lent, following a series of Community Forums, with a service at the end of September at which we hope Archdeacon Rosemary will preside.”

POSTED 01.01.18 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on New Year’s Moot Update

The Faith of Jesus – Anxiety and Being Loved

Rev’d Paul Kennedy speaks about the Faith of Jesus, touching on justification by faith; anxiety; and faith IN God’s love for us.

 

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All Shall Be Well – Reflections on Julian of Norwich

All Shall Be Well – please enjoy this reflection from our Moot service by our new Priest in Charge the Revd Paul Kennedy, speaking about Julian of Norwich.

POSTED 07.08.17 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on All Shall Be Well – Reflections on Julian of Norwich

Bp Graham Cray, Archbishop’s Missioner comes to address Moot after the community’s 10th Birthday

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Well its 2013 and Moot began as a missional community at the Parish Church of St Matthews Westminster 10 years ago as a collective of those who felt called to form a new form of missional community.  In time this grew into the New Monastic Community that Moot now is at its home at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London. This is no small achievement which was and is a challenge to sustain, but is a sign of what is possible through God’s love, vision, hard work and participation in a real community.

This evening we are really pleased that Bp Graham Cray is joining us to speak at our evening Eucharist service, so come mooted or not!

POSTED 16.02.14 BY: ianmobsby | Comments Off on Bp Graham Cray, Archbishop’s Missioner comes to address Moot after the community’s 10th Birthday

Book Review: The Hospitality of God, Emerging Worship for a Missional Church by M Perham and M Gray-Reeves

For those that remember, two Bishops visited a number fresh expressions/emerging churches in the USA and UK including the Moot Community, Bps Michael Perham (CofE) and Mary Gray-Reeves (Episcopal Church) collaborated over this important book.  It is a great and positive read.  After the il-informed polemic and parody written in the book ‘For the Parish’ it is great to read an obviously informed book sensitively handled by those deeply rooted in the Anglican tradition gathered through participation and dialogue with the subject matter, (we remember that the authors of ‘For the Parish’ gathered their information through google searches and never visited a single project!).  Moot and the Church of the Apostles in the US have a lot of coverage, as do a number of other fresh expressions of the church.  The book is really refreshing, insightful, questioning and engaging, and a great read for those involved, exploring or interested in the whole area of liturgy, formation and the worship life of emerging and fresh expressions of the church.  Well done Michael and Mary, this is an excellent book – for a link to Amazon click here

POSTED 07.04.11 BY: ianmobsby | Comments Off on Book Review: The Hospitality of God, Emerging Worship for a Missional Church by M Perham and M Gray-Reeves

New Monasticism as fresh expression of the church Part 1 of 3

In this the first of 3 podcasts recorded on the 1st Febrary 2011 at the London Centre for Spirituality for the launch of the new book New Monasticism as fresh expressions of the church (Second book in the Ancient Faith Future Mission Series), a panel of practitioners and missioners discuss the importance of New Monasticism. In this first podcast we hear from Bishop Graham Cray, the Archbishops Missioner and Leader for Fresh Expressions, Andy Freeman of the 24-7 Prayer Network and Reconcile New Monastic Community in Reading, Tessa Holland of the Contemplative Fire Community, Aaron Kennedy of the Moot Community and Diane Kershaw of the Order of Mission.

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POSTED 08.02.11 BY: ianmobsby | Comments Off on New Monasticism as fresh expression of the church Part 1 of 3