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 […]

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: Transforming Trauma (3/3)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 3rd March. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant leads us as we explore ways we can transform the trauma and pain of the past 12 months through contemplative practice, specifically focussing on the ancient words of Psalm 131. As always, Vespers features a poem, two periods of stillness, a reflection and a […]

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: Friendship (10/2)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 10th February. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on the gift and invitation of friendship – a source of hope in difficult times. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a reflection and a closing blessing. And it’s always for everyone, regardless of background […]

Vespers: Spiritual Awareness (3/2)

Tonight, we’re pleased to bring you a new online Vespers after a month’s break. Natalie Burwell leads us as we reflect on cultivating everyday spiritual awareness in times of unrest. As always, Vespers is 40 minutes of poetry, music, stillness and reflection. And it’s always for everyone, regardless of background or belief.  Join Vespers now […]

Vespers Returns 3/2

After taking some time off in January, our new season of Vespers will start on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 7.30pm. Though we won’t be meeting in person for foreseeable future, we will continue to gather online every Wednesday evening, and will post weekly Vespers content to our website and through our social media channels. […]

Vespers: O Antiphons (16/12)

Welcome to Vespers for 16th December as we continue our series on Advent. Tonight, Revd Dave Edmondson reflects on the great ‘O Antiphons’ which are traditionally prayed in the final week of Advent. ‘O Antiphons’ refer to ancient biblical prophesy regarding the Messiah. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods […]

Vespers: Advent (9/12)

Welcome to Vespers for 9th December, the second in our series on Advent. Tonight’s online gathering is led by Natalie Burwell, and she invites us in this second week of Advent to reflect on a ‘robust, powerful joy which stands up to reality’ – even the reality of distressing pandemic. As always, Vespers is for […]