Advent morning prayer will start 29th November 2021 9.00am Monday– Friday
These gatherings offer a quiet space for preparation for the celebration of the coming of Christ at Christmas. The sessions take about 20-25 minutes and use Scripture, silence and music to focus the mind, heart and spirit on the coming event. Those who have attended in other years will testify that it provides a peaceful and wholesome opportunity to prepare in an empowering way far from the madness of shops, spending and pressure that has become the norm. The service is led by a group of parishioners.
The season of Advent always has had strong significance every year but this year that seems to be stronger, needed and timely. This journey which we take together focusing on Hope, Love, Joy & Peace is needed and welcomed. Christmas is good news. After a tough year, Christmas brings comfort and joy to you and to a world that is weary, hurting and trying to get back on it’s feet. The message of the baby born in Bethlehem is that God is in the mix. God does not stand far off, watching from a distance. God comes to us, walks with us and stays with us; in our messy-ness and our busy-ness. Make a bit of time for yourself in the midst of this to hear your God who walks this journey with you.
Please Lord light up the mind of your people for this Advent Season and help us prepare for your coming back. Amen
Welcome to the first week of Advent Firstly you are invited to create a simple sacred space in your home. This could be in the corner of your bedroom or sitting room. It should be somewhere that you can go for some quiet time each day. You may use some symbols in your space – such as a cross, candles, a bible or some significant symbol for you. The colour for Advent is Purple, a symbol of hope, so you may like to use that colour in your sacred space. Evergreens speak of the hope that we have in God, the hope of newness, of renewal. Candles symbolize the light of God coming into the world, the light still burning in our world & hearts today. Maybe make your own Advent wreath? Be creative, yet keep it simple.