|As of Monday, 16 March, we will only open the church for private prayer at the usual times, but not for communal worship (and especially not for socialising). The centre is closed and will only be opened for the purposes of the washing of hands and/or using the toilets. All other activities are suspended until after the shutdown. Please check back here for the most up-to-date information.
For more information, see the letter concerning the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
|SAID EUCHARIST: WEDNESDAYS AT 9:30AM|
|Every Wednesday at 9:30am, we have a midweek Eucharist. Lasting around 30 minutes, this service is a wonderful way to keep your focus during the week.|
|MORNING PRAYER: TUESDAYS AT 8:30AM|
|Every Tuesday morning at 8:30 am, we have a Morning Prayer service that is open to all. Previous experience is not necessary as we love helping people to learn more about the weekly prayer traditions that have been passed down as part of our Anglican heritage. The Church of England also provides helpful resources for engaging in Daily Prayer on your own or with us:
|EVENING PRAYER: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 6:15PM|
|On Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15pm, we have a said service of Evening Prayer. Come for a time of quiet reflection on the word of God at the end of the working day. Again, the Church of England provides helpful resources for engaging in Daily Prayer on your own or with us:
|A NOTE ON EVENING PRAYER, EVENSONG, AND CHORAL EVENSONG
The Evening Prayer, Evensong, and Choral Evensong services always include one or more Psalms. These ancient prayers, taken from the Old Testament, reflect the full range of human emotions and experiences; from the depths of anger, resentment, and abandonment to the heights of ecstatic joy and praise. They were used by Jesus, and have always been at the heart of the Church's daily prayer.
The canticles, Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) and Nunc dimittis (Luke 2:29-32), reflect two responses to the Incarnation (God becoming fully human in Jesus Christ). Both speak of the fulfillment of God's promises, not just to ‘Abraham and his seed’, but also ‘to be a light to lighten the Gentiles' (all nations). With their themes of fulfillment and completion, these texts have been given central place for many centuries in the Church's prayers for the evening and at the end of the day.
--adapted from a leaflet produced by Westminster Abbey