Vespers: Community (29/7)

Welcome to Vespers for 29th July – the last in our series called, ‘The City is my Monastery’, based on a book of the same name by Revd Richard Carter. Tonight, Vespers is led by Revd Vanessa Conant and the reflection is a collaboration between our own Dr Christine Checinska and Rajnii Eddins, a poet […]

Vespers: Steadfastness (22/7)

Welcome to our weekly contemplative gathering at St Mary’s which we call Vespers. We’re glad you’re with us. Tonight (22/7) Vespers is led by Natalie Burwell with a reflection from Jacintha Danaswamy.  This is the penultimate in our series called ‘The City is My Monastery’ (based on a book of the same name by Revd […]

Vespers: Sabbath

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 15th July – it’s great to have you with us. Tonight, we’ll continue our series called ‘The City is My Monastery’, which is based on a book of the same name by Revd Richard Carter, by reflecting on the idea of ‘sabbath.’ Tonight’s Vespers is led by Revd Vanessa Conant […]

Vespers: Sharing (8/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 8th July. Tonight, we’ll continue our series called, ‘The City is My Monastery’, which is based on a book of the same name by Revd Richard Carter, by exploring the idea of ‘sharing’. Natalie Burwell leads our online gathering, which includes a poem, two pieces of choral/ instrumental music, two […]

Vespers: Sacrament, Pt 2 (1/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 1st July – we’re glad you’re with us. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant leads our gathering – part of our series called, ‘The City is My Monastery’, which is based on a book of the same name by Revd Richard Carter. Tonight is the second part of our reflection on ‘Sacrament’, […]

Vespers: Sacrament (24/6)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 24th June – we’re glad you’re with us. Tonight we continue our series called, ‘The City is My Monastery’ based on the book of the same name by Revd Richard Carter. This evening’s online gathering is led by Natalie Burwell, who will be reflecting on the topic of sacrament. As […]

Vespers: Service (10/6)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 10th June – we’re glad you’re with us. Tonight, we begin a new series called, ‘The City is my Monastery’ based on a book of the same name by Revd Richard Carter, and we begin by talking about ‘service’ and how serving others can refresh our souls. Tonight’s online gathering […]

Vespers: Discernment (20/5)

Welcome to Vespers for 20th May – we’re so glad you’re with us. Tonight, we’ll reflect on ‘discernment’ as part of our ‘Lockdown Spirituality’ series, drawing on the wisdom and teachings of St Ignatius. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness and a reflection, which this week is […]

Vespers: Listening (13/5)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 13th May – another in our ‘Lockdown Spirituality’ series. Tonight’s online gathering is led by Natalie Burwell and features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness and a reflection on listening which draws on the teaching of St Ignatius. We’re glad you’re with us; join Vespers now […]

Vespers: ‘Ora et Labora’ (6/5)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 6th May, the latest in our ‘Lockdown Spirituality’ series. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant explores the gifts of ‘Ora et Labora’ or ‘Prayer and Work’, and looks at the sacredness of the small task. Tonight’s Vespers features a reflection, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a poem and a […]