Vespers: Humility (2/6)

Welcome to Vespers for 2nd June as we continue our series on Benedictine Spirituality. This week, we focus on the Benedictine view of humility, or what Natalie Burwell, who leads tonight’s Vespers, calls the ‘quiet superpower for living in community’. Tonight’s online Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a […]

Vespers: Listening with the ‘Ear of Our Heart’ (12/5)

Welcome to Vespers for 12th May – the second in our series on Benedictine Spirituality. Over the next several weeks, we’ll draw on the work of Sr Joan Chittister, particularly her book, ‘Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St Benedict Today’ in our Vespers gatherings, and this evening we’ll focus specifically on […]

Order a ‘Lent at Home’ Pack

This year, St Mary’s is launching a digital ‘Lent at Home’ devotional pack, with creative ways to pray throughout the season of Lent. Each pack includes short weekly video devotionals and daily activities for all ages. If you would like to sign up for a free ‘Lent at Home’ pack, please click here.

Sunday Service (19/7)

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 19th July – we’re glad you’re here. Today, we’ll be live-streaming our worship service at 10.30am via Zoom, watching the pre-recorded sections together and collectively participating in the liturgy in real-time. You can join our Zoom service here (Meeting ID: 928 700 485 / Passcode: 040088), or you can […]

Sunday Service (5/7)

Welcome to our service for Sunday 5th July, the fourth Sunday after Trinity. Today’s service is led by Revd Adam Childs, with scripture readings from Ollie Elgie and Rebecca Branch, prayers from Mark Hough, and music from Jonathan and Helen Rathbone; Revd Vanessa Conant gives our sermon. Today in our Gospel reading, Jesus invites all […]

Sunday Service (24/5)

Welcome to our Sunday Service for 24th May – we’re glad you’re here. Today, we’ll reflect on the Ascension as we move towards Pentecost Sunday. This service is led by Jermaine Edwards, with a reflection from Revd Adam Childs, prayers from Revd Vanessa Conant, music from Jonathan and Helen Rathbone (with contributions from a number […]

Ascension Day (21/5)

Welcome to our online Ascension Day service which is led by Revd Adam Childs with a reflection from Revd Vanessa Conant. As Hebrews 9:24 reminds us, “For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the […]

Vespers: Contemplative Silence (29/4)

Welcome to Vespers for 29th March, the third in our ‘Lockdown Spirituality’ series. Tonight we explore contemplative silence: a deep, interior stillness that is the foundation of – or gateway to – prayer. Tonight’s Vespers is led by Natalie Burwell and features two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a poem and a closing […]

Vespers: Silence (22/4)

Welcome to Vespers for 22nd April, the second in a series we’re calling ‘Lockdown Spirituality’. Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore practices that have grounded monastic communities for centuries, and tonight, we’ll continue our series by looking at the concept of silence, an integral part of the spiritual – and monastic – life. Join […]

Sunday Service (19/4)

Welcome to our 10.30am Sunday Service for the second week of Easter in the season of Eastertide as we continue to explore the implications of the resurrection of Jesus. In these uncertain times – as they were 2,000 years ago for the disciples who tried to make sense of what had happened in the wake […]