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: 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 (2/9)

Tonight in Vespers we begin a new series exploring Imago Dei (‘Image of God’). Natalie Burwell introduces the topic and explores how God is in love with creation and human beings, and longs to liberate all things. Vespers features two periods of stillness, a poem, two pieces of music, a reflection and a contemplative practice […]

Vespers: Listening (13/5)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 13th May – another in our ‘Lockdown Spirituality’ series. Tonight’s online gathering is led by Natalie Burwell and features a poem, two pieces of music, two periods of stillness and a reflection on listening which draws on the teaching of St Ignatius. We’re glad you’re with us; join Vespers now […]

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 […]

Vespers: Enclosure (15/4)

Welcome to Vespers for 15th April, the first 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 begin our series by looking at the concept of ‘enclosure’ – a way of living intentionally and mindfully in the world. Join […]