Vespers: Healing Presence (26/1)

Tonight, we continue our series on Henri Nouwen’s book, ‘The Wounded Healer,’ as Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on the healing gift of human presence and the ways in which our lives matter to each other.

Vespers: Cultivating Healing (19/1)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 19 January 2022. Tonight we continue our online series on Henri Nouwen’s book, “The Wounded Healer.”

Vespers: Hope in a Wounded World (12/1)

Welcome to Vespers for 12 January 2022. We’re starting a new series this year, drawing on the work of writer Henri Nouwen and particularly his book, The Wounded Healer. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on where to find hope in a wounded world. As always, Vespers is 40 minutes long and features a poem, two […]

Vespers: Eternity (22/12)

Welcome to our online Vespers for Wednesday 22 December – the last in our Advent series, and our final Vespers reflection of 2021. This evening, Natalie Burwell draws on the work of Evelyn Underhill, reflecting on eternity. And as always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music and a closing blessing. You can access […]

Vespers: Presence (15/12)

Join us online for Vespers this evening as we continue our series on Advent. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on Emmanuel and the gift of presence. Join us by clicking this link.

Vespers Returns Tonight (8/9)

We’re excited to invite you to an in-person Vespers gathering this evening (Wednesday 8 September) at 7.30pm – our first since the start of the pandemic. There will be some changes since we last met: we are now meeting in the Welcome Centre (our church hall), the Georgian brick building located across the churchyard from […]

Vespers: Peace (4/8)

Welcome to Vespers for 4th August – our final online gathering of the summer. We will begin meeting in person, in the Welcome Centre (our church hall), on 8th September 2021. If you’re unable to join us in Walthamstow, don’t worry: we’ll continue to offer an online version of Vespers for those unable to join […]

Vespers: Stability (21/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 21st July. This evening, Natalie Burwell considers the core monastic value of stability – the gift of putting down roots to grow alongside others. Through music, poetry, stillness and reflection, Natalie draws on the Benedictine tradition to explore how we can stay connected to the messiness of human community and […]

Vespers: Obedience (14/7)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 14th July. Tonight we continue our series on Benedictine Spirituality – specifically drawing on the work of Sr Joan Chittister, OSB –  by focussing on ‘obedience’, a practice that can facilitate human flourishing and deep belonging. Though obedience may be negative in certain circumstances, in the right context, it offers […]

Vespers: Holy Leisure (23/6)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 23rd June. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant leads us as we continue our series on Benedictine Spirituality, looking at the place of Holy Leisure and the centrality of play, re-creation and reflection in our lives. Tonight’s Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a reflection and […]