Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A Message from Fr Mark our Chaplain

Dear Sisters and Brothers,



I hope you’ll find the following helpful during the coming weeks.

Morning Prayer, a daily Eucharist and Evening Prayer can be found on the St George’s YouTube Channel (there’s a link later on…). The Eucharist and Evensong each have a hymn and you can find details of the service by clicking on the video.

The Sunday Eucharist has an accompanying leaflet and you can find that by clicking on this link which will take you to St George’s website and the service sheets:


Because some people might want something more informal or just shorter I’ve also started a 5 Minute Reflection.
If you click on this link you’ll be taken straight to the right page to find all these different worship opportunities:


Here’s a link to St George’s Facebook group where there are always a couple of interesting things to listen to or read a day.

You, and those you love, are all much in my prayers,

Every blessing,

Mark

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Churches Together day of prayer and action

Today is the National Day of Prayer and Action re. the Coronavirus pandemic, 
 CTE website
organised by the Presidents of Churches Together in England.
We are invited to join in prayer throughout the day, but particularly at 7pm (GMT), to light a #candleofhope – visually symbolising the Light of Life, Jesus Christ, our hope and source in prayer.

'The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.'
Philippians 4: 6 -7

Friday, 20 March 2020

Friday, 13 March 2020

World Day of Prayer


On Friday, 6th March, a service for the World Day of Prayer was held in the Chapel of the Misericord. We were Catholics and Protestants, men and women, of many nationalities, conscious that we were part of a ring of prayer running around the earth from dawn to dark, over every continent and most nations. 


The service was prepared by women of Zimbabwe, who bear the brunt of the poverty and political upheaval of their country. They struggle to educate and bring up their children and feed their family; they suffer sexual and sexist discrimination and physical violence. But their story is one of hope and a celebration of their faith in God. We were proud to share it with them.

 
The theme of the Service was from the Gospel of John 5,2-9
"Lève-toi, prends ton grabat et Marche"
"Get up, pick up your mat, and walk"


The sermon was preached by our friend Pastor Christiane Nyangono of the Protestant Church in Caen.





"Amour, Paix, Réconciliation"
"Love, Peace, Reconciliation"

God is love.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
And by Reconciliation through Christ we are reconciled with God.

These are the thoughts we brought away with us from a friendly and joyful celebration.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Friday 6 March 2020, 6pm: Journée mondiale de prière - World Day of Prayer

This ecumenical celebration held every year on the first Friday in March is taking place this year, with the enthusiastic permission of Soeur Myriam and the Soeurs de la Miséricorde, in the Chapelle de la Miséricorde. It is an honour and a pleasure to welcome Christians of other denominations to our place of worship.

This year the Service has been prepared by the women of Zimbabwe on the theme from the Gospel of John: "Stand up, pick up your mat and walk".
The Zimbabwe women live each day with poverty, violence and political unrest but the Service we shall share with them is a joyful celebration of the love of God manifest in their lives and ours.

Friday, 27 December 2019

Follow the star, now!

Follow The Star is a seasonal reflection cycle 
from the Church of England
going from Christmas Day to Epiphany


 Follow the star

A path of daily reflection really worth following!
Now just click the picture and go for it!