Blesséd Holy Week

Hurriedly set-up and poorly organised (the perils of arranging yet another event during what is already your busiest week of the year), the Blesséd last night was one of those transformative masses which only happen every so often; although I was totally tied up in curating the worship, even I found it powerful. What made…

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Dismissal for Blesséd Holy Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaUOGQ_Evlc The recording with the young people was excellent last night - they did it with humour, candour and mutual respect for each other. Our Youth Evangelism Fund bid is still in formation, and has now formally become known as "A Grands-worth of Popcorn". Their idea, which (naturally) started as a joke, was to spend…

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Fresh Expressions Round Table

Lambeth Palace is a very impressive building, big staterooms, lots of old wood and high stone arches. It doesn't much look like the Church of England I know. We sit in a small room off the chapel: nice sandwiches, decent coffee and a lively and engaged conversation on Fresh Expressions [a phrase which you know…

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Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

The forthcoming Blessed will climax with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It is for me, after the Eucharist itself, the most sublime devotion possible: an intimacy unmatched and an opportunity to dwell in the presence of God, manifest before us - a closeness in prayer which sometimes simply jumping up and down and repeating…

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