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 (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 (7/10)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 7th October. Tonight, as part of our series exploring images of God, Rebecca Branch explores the womanly nature of God. Tonight’s Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness, a reflection and a closing blessing. And while we draw on over a thousand years of Christian […]

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 (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, […]

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: 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’, […]