Evensong Services

“Come and find your quiet centre”

A  meditative gathering in the style of ‘Taize’ – candles, communion, silence, sung prayers, a time of refreshment to follow.

 Next : TBA (June 2016)

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The purpose of Taize

Brother Roger explains the purpose of a prayer service at Taizé in this way:

“From the depths of the human condition a secret aspiration rises up. Caught in the anonymous rhythms of schedules and timetables, men and women of today are implicitly thirsting for an essential reality, for an inner life. Nothing is more conducive to a communion with the living God than a meditative common prayer with, as its high point, singing that never ends and that continues in the silence of one’s heart when one is alone again.”

The Taizé community has had a major impact in the area of prayer and worship. They have developed a large repertoire of their own music, which is now sung around the world. Taizé music is very contemplative in nature. It usually involves a simple one or two line refrain that is repeated multiple times. As the refrain is repeated over and over, different instrumental and vocal harmonies are brought in. The purpose of this repetitive singing is to help us focus and contemplate on a single aspect of God for an extended period of time.

 

Sermon – Where the Wild Things Are

Two reflections offered today, by Doug and by Karen : (Click name  for audio recordings) There is a story Bill Deacon likes to tell about me.  Some 15 years ago, on a canoe...
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Sermon : ‘Good. And Angry’

Doug Norris  - based on Isaiah 64:1-9 click to hear audio recording  
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Sermon : ‘T’NT’ Karen J. Bowles

click to hear audio recording November 26, 2017, Matthew 25:31 - 46 The joke:  At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little...
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Sermon : ‘All In’ Doug Norris

 November 19, 2017       Doug Norris    Matthew 25:14-30 click to hear audio recording So here’s the question on the docket for today - in fact maybe the only fundamental...
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Sermon – Kristin Philipson

Bring Something to the Table    Matthew 25:1-13   November 12, 2017 click to listen to audio recording A couple of weeks ago we received an invite to a Halloween party...
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