Tenebrae (31/3)

Welcome to our service of Tenebrae on Wednesday of Holy Week. Tenebrae means ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’ in Latin, and if we were physically together in the church building this evening, tonight’s service would get progressively darker, with candles blown out after every Gospel reading. Tonight is about hearing the story of Jesus’s arrest and crucifixion […]

No Vespers This Evening (24/3)

There will be no new Vespers this evening as our team takes a break, but why not catch up with a previous reflection? We catalogue all of our online gatherings on the Vespers page of our website, which you can access here.

Vespers: Thirst (17/3)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 17th March. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant leads us as we explore ‘thirst’ during this season of Lent. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a reflection and a closing blessing. And Vespers is always for everyone, regardless of background or belief. Join our […]

Vespers: Nourishing Practices (10/3)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 10th March. Tonight we continue our journey through the season of Lent, with Natalie Burwell reflecting on the story of Jesus fasting in the wilderness, and also exploring the relationship between food and love and how we can become more conscious about what we consume and how we consume it. […]

Vespers: Gentle Practices for Lent (24/2)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 24th February. Tonight, Natalie Burwell leads us in some gentle spiritual practices for Lent. Join our pre-recorded online gathering now by clicking here. As always, Vespers is 40 minutes long, and features two periods of stillness, two pieces of choral or instrumental music, a poem, a reflection, a spiritual practice […]

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’, […]