Vespers: Examen (18/11)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 18th November. Revd Vanessa Conant leads this evening’s online gathering – part of the ‘Strengthening Our Core’ series – and focuses on the Ignatian Examen, a way of praying that helps us review our day and our life. As always, Vespers is always for everyone, regardless of background or belief, […]

Vespers: Body Prayer (11/11)

Welcome to Vespers for 11th November, the second in our series called ‘Strengthening Our Core’. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on the ways in which body prayer can help us deepen and ground our experience of prayer. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, a reflection, a contemplative practice to try, two […]

Vespers (4/11)

Welcome to Vespers for 4th November, the first in a series called ‘Strengthening Our Core’. Tonight, Natalie Burwell reflects on centring prayer as a ‘discipline of hope’ to help us find peace as we prepare to enter a second national lockdown. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, a reflection, a contemplative […]

Vespers: Half-Term Break

Vespers is taking a half-term break this week, so there will be no online gathering tonight. However, we’ll return next month with more reflections and practices, Wednesdays at 7.30pm, as we draw on over a thousand years of Christian contemplation and teaching. We hope to see you then.

Vespers (21/10)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 21st October. Tonight we continue our series, ‘Images of God’, exploring how we see God in the luminosity, difference and vulnerability of one another. Revd Vanessa Conant leads our online gathering, which features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness and a reflection. And while we draw […]

Vespers: Intercession (14/10)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 14th October. Tonight we continue our series, ‘Images of God’, exploring God as a God of Intercession, and the mysterious ways in which prayer changes the world. Natalie Burwell leads our online gathering, which features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness and a reflection. And while […]

Vespers: God of Outsiders (30/9)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 30th September. Tonight, as part of our series exploring images of God, we’re looking at God as a friend of outsiders. This evening’s Vespers is led by Natalie Burwell and features a poem, two pieces of music, a reflection, a contemplative practice to try and a closing blessing. And though […]

Vespers: Creator (23/9)

Welcome to Vespers for 23rd September. Tonight, Vespers reflects on the season of Creationtide and considers the image of God as ‘Creator’. How we might encounter the divine face in the face of the earth? Our online Vespers draws on 2,000 years of Christian contemplative practice – 40 minutes of poetry, music, stillness and reflection. […]

Vespers (16/9)

Welcome to Vespers for 16/9 as we continue our series looking at ‘Imago Dei’, or images of God. In this week’s Vespers, Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on the image of God who suffers, and considers how God is neither indifferent or overwhelmed by our suffering. Vespers draws on over a thousand years of Christian contemplative […]

Vespers (9/9)

Welcome to Vespers for 9th September. Tonight is Week Two of our series exploring the Imago Dei, or Image of God, with a reflection from Natalie Burwell. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of choral or instrumental music, a reflection, two periods of stillness and a closing blessing. And Vespers is for everyone, […]