Vespers Returns to In-Person Gatherings (9/2)

This evening (9 February ) we will return to in-person Vespers gatherings in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre, but will live-stream our 7.30pm gathering to Facebook for those unable to join us in person.

Vespers: Eternity (22/12)

Welcome to our online Vespers for Wednesday 22 December – the last in our Advent series, and our final Vespers reflection of 2021. This evening, Natalie Burwell draws on the work of Evelyn Underhill, reflecting on eternity. And as always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music and a closing blessing. You can access […]

Vespers Returns Tonight (8/9)

We’re excited to invite you to an in-person Vespers gathering this evening (Wednesday 8 September) at 7.30pm – our first since the start of the pandemic. There will be some changes since we last met: we are now meeting in the Welcome Centre (our church hall), the Georgian brick building located across the churchyard from […]

Vespers Returns 8 September

Our Vespers team are taking the rest of August off, but we look forward to meeting again on 8 September 2021, which is when we’ll resume in-person Wednesday gatherings in the Welcome Centre (our church hall) at 7.30pm. If you’re unable to join us in Walthamstow in September, don’t worry – we’ll continue to offer […]

Vespers: Peace (4/8)

Welcome to Vespers for 4th August – our final online gathering of the summer. We will begin meeting in person, in the Welcome Centre (our church hall), on 8th September 2021. If you’re unable to join us in Walthamstow, don’t worry: we’ll continue to offer an online version of Vespers for those unable to join […]

Vespers: Stability (21/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 21st July. This evening, Natalie Burwell considers the core monastic value of stability – the gift of putting down roots to grow alongside others. Through music, poetry, stillness and reflection, Natalie draws on the Benedictine tradition to explore how we can stay connected to the messiness of human community and […]

Vespers: Obedience (14/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 14th July. Tonight we continue our series on Benedictine Spirituality – specifically drawing on the work of Sr Joan Chittister, OSB –  by focussing on ‘obedience’, a practice that can facilitate human flourishing and deep belonging. Though obedience may be negative in certain circumstances, in the right context, it offers […]

Vespers: Hospitality (7/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 7th July. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant continues our series on Benedictine spirituality, and explores the particular calling to hospitality. How do we extend welcome, warmth and honour to strangers and friends? Tonight’s Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a reflection and a closing blessing. […]

Vespers: Giftedness (30/6)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 30th June.  Tonight, we continue our series on Benedictine Spirituality, specifically drawing on the work of Sr Joan Chittister, OSB. This evening, Natalie Burwell reflects on how a diversity of gifts in a community can be a blessing, and how those gifts can be harnessed to bring about the flourishing […]