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Costly mercy and transforming grace by Bp Graham Cray

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Bishop Graham Cray, the Archbishops Missioner and lead for Fresh Expressions joined Moot for the Sunday Evening Eucharist service on 16th Feb 2014. Bp Graham has been a long time friend to the Moot Community, and in the homily explored the texts of Mark 1.40-45 and Ephesians 5.1-17 to explore the theme of ‘Costly mercy and transforming grace’. In the Service we prayed for Bp Graham’s continued ministry as he approaches retirement and the continuance of Fresh Expressions of Church.

Finally a reminder that we soon will be switching our podcast feed, you may need to resubscribe to the new feed found on the main page of the Moot Website, www.moot.uk.net. Please subcribe to the podcast – itunes | RSS

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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!

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Developing a contemplative prayer life, 22nd March 10am – 3.30pm

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This day is a rare opportunity to expereince and develop various different approaches to contemplative prayer.  The day is aimed at those who are wanting encouragement, experience, guidance and wisdom regarding the various different appoaches to prayer as the experience or absence of being with God.

We encourage all participants of the Moot Community, those who are on a spiritual journeying with us, those who are exploring forms of new monasticism and those who are hungry to encounter God through prayer to come.

The day is free for those who are participants of the Moot Community, and discounted for those who are not.

The day will be led by Julie Dunstan, who is a Spiritual Director, teacher at the London Centre for Spirituality, Psychotherapist and Reader. Julie has much experience to share with us as we seek to deepen our own contemplative life.

For all new monastics, prayer is an essential focus to the way of following Jesus, which some have articulated as ‘prayerful action’ or ‘contemplative action’.

Without an active and healthy prayer life, then there is a great danger that our lives become overly focused on those things that distort us in the absence of God.  Sometimes we become fixated on our own thinking and feeling and forget to seek after the presence of God in the world. This day seeks to inspire and encourage those seeking to start or develop their prayer life, which is never easy, and requires perseverance and discipline.

PLEASE  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

To book tickets and more info, click here

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The Miracle of the Incarnation

The boy from reformatusponthu on Vimeo.

I loved this little vimeo vid as a modern interpretation of the incarnation narrative. Enjoy. It reminds us that Jesus was born powerless in the margins of society. That Jesus was born a refuge, of a marginalised northern group in an oppressed people group in the Roman Empire, born outside of wedlock and with a threat against his life from the political powers. It is in this context that there wasn’t even a habitable place even to be born in. This is the miracle of the second person of the Trinity, the Redeemer, coming in total humility in the fragility of a new born child.

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Advent Carols and Readings 6.30pm Tues 10th Dec

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Following on from the tradition of holding a public event of music and singing in Advent, we are very pleased to invite Joey Draycott and professional singers to celebrate the season.  The evening will involve a mixture of readings, performed music and carols for us to join in with.  So please put the date in your diary and join us!

There will be refreshments available.

The performance elements will include music by John Tavener and some ancient plainsong, so it will be good!

 

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Advent Course 2013: The hope of the Incarnation. Finding ourselves in the humanity of Jesus

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The incarnation is the foundation of Christian hope.    

The focus for this years Advent course aims to explore the implications of the mystery of the humanity of God as the hope of a renewed sense for our selves. We hope that this course will inspire and resource those who attend with a deeper theological understanding and experience of God.

This event will be at 7.15pm on Tuesday Evenings, and 1pm most Wednesdays and one Tuesday lunchtimes.

For the Tuesday Evenings please bring food to share.  Each of the sessions will be stand alone.

Sesssion 1: Freedom to Say Yes  – Mary’s hope   (Tues 19th Nov 7.15pm, Weds 20th 12-midday)

Session 2:  Embraced and Redeemed – the humanity of Jesus (Tues 26th Nov 1pm and 7.15pm)

Session 3: Embraced and Redeemed – the divinity of  Jesus (Tues 3rd Dec 7.15pm, Weds 4th 1pm)

Session 4: Adoption and Participation – the hope of humanity (Tues 11th Dec 7.15pm, Weds 12th 1pm)

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Using an integrative body prayer by Ian Mobsby

In this podcast recording Ian Mobsby opens up the use of a body prayer as a form of encounter with God and the integration of the self around our adult, adolescent and child that we all have within us.  This prayer practice is very ancient yet we really do not use our bodies actively in prayer, and so miss out on God’s blessings. Please see the image of the four different prayer postures to support you in this practice.

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Misunderstanding Competition in the New Testament by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores texts in the Gospels and letters of St Paul in the Christian Bible to explore the theme of competition in the New Testament.  These texts can sound hard and jarring, but often this is because we have had very unhelpful interpretations of these tects.   In this session Ian explores an approach that understands this competition as an inner issue of the self rather than competing and winning against others.

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The Kin-dom of God

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In this podcast recorded at the Moot Eucharist at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary.  Ian Mobsby explores the theme of the Kingdom of God drawing on Colossians Chapter 1 and Luke Chapter 10.  This podcast was recorded on Sunday 21st July 2013.

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Moot Celebrates its New Monastic Life before the Archdeacon of London on Pentecost Sunday

The largest number of Mooters ever took part in the annual ‘Rhythm of Life’ Commitment Service today before David Meara the Archdeacon of London on Pentecost Sunday.  As Moot goes from strength to strength in St Mary Aldermary, (the new home for the community for where it has resided for under 3 years), it was deeply encouraging to experience so many new mooters and those more established committing to following the way of Jesus Christ as a monastic new monastic seasonal vow.

This year, prayer hand labyrinths were given out as gifts to enrich personal prayer which were specially handmade for the occasion.  In his homily, the Archdeacon of London talked of the vocation of Moot to live and think outside of the box in obedience to God, but in new and creative ways.

In the intercessions, a number of international companions and leaders of Sister Communities – both mendicant and new monastics prayed for the community.  Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon prayed for Moot to remain true to its vocation, Sister Joyce of the Anglican Franciscans prayed that Moot will continue to take risks with mission and grow into the religious life, Emma Loveridge of the Sinai in the City New Monastic Community prayed that Moot would sustain its prophetic role and witness whilst Jonathan Dowman of the B1 Birmingham based New Monastic Community prayed that Moot would meet the challenge this year of the material and financial resources it needed to achieve its mission and ministry activity, particularly of the Host Cafe Project.

This year Moot will say a goodbye to a number of its participants including Grace Cowley and Aaron Kennedy who are getting married in the summer and then moving to Cambridge as Aaron becomes an Ordinand studying to become a Church of England Priest at Westcott House in Cambridge.

As part of a Church of England pilot, the Moot Community is currently in a discernment process to become a New Monastic Acknowledged Religious Community.  This will mean that it will be setting up a new national umbrella organisation that will not only support Moot, but a number of other new monastic communities under the same society.  It is currently being proposed that this will be called the Society of the Holy Trinity reflecting an organisation that was set up under the Oxford Movement which recently failed.   It is hoped that the new constitution of the Acknowledged Religious Community will be completed by July 2013.

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