Events

Following the Archbishops’ directive we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming services.

Here you will find links to virtual services and events you can attend from the comfort of your own home. 


Parochial Church Meeting

July 4, 2020

On the occasion of the church building reopening for public worship after 15 Sundays of closure

The Meeting will open at 6.30pm with a Celebration of Holy Communion (BCP)

The Parish Eucharist will be held for the first time on July 5 at 10.10am (Common Worship)

Parochial Church Council Meeting Notes

 


Creating for Community

Raising funds for this year’s Lent Appeal: ALMA

After a fantastic turnout at the voting polls, we are pleased to announced that the winner of this competition is… Sophie’s nephew, Theo Efremidis!

Congratulations, Theo, for your uplifting Isolation Song “God Almighty”, which is a worthy winner among some fantastic creative entries, which you can be reminded of at Creating for Community Competition entries

Well done to all participants and voters, because thanks both to your creative activities and then votes in support we have raised £343.60 for ALMA.

If you’d like to relive Theo’s the lovely song you can find it at

 

A great effort all round.


Musical Prayer for Holy Saturday

Art truly is a Holy Saturday Experience.’ – Botho Strauß

From lockdown in his home in Bremen, Parvis Hejazi shares with us his reflections on Beethoven Op. 110 as a ‘musical prayer’.  To accompany his words you can enjoy his performance of the pieces by clicking on the links below.

Beethoven’s Second Last Sonata as a Musical Prayer

Beethoven Sonata Op. 110 I. Moderato
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110 II. Scherzo
Beethoven Sonata Op. 110 III. Adagio – Fuga – Tempo primo – Fuga

Being a pianist and composer, Parvis Hejazi (20) is well known as an acclaimed and highly promising young musician living in London. Working in a wide range of artistic activities from solo recital and concerto programmes to chamber music performances and from composing to conducting, he holds the Gerd Bucerius Award of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben for being “a highly promising young artist”. Parvis has already performed in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, the US, Russia and Israel, including major concert venues, such as the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Die Glocke Bremen, Mozarteum Salzburg or the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. In 2016, Parvis played his debut recital at the Salzburg Festival.


Sing Resurrection

Easter Sunday, 12th April, 10am

Easter Sunday 2020 will be an Easter Sunday like no other before it. We cannot sing the great Easter hymns inside our churches, but we can sing them in this way…

At 10am on Easter Sunday April 12th we call on all who want to celebrate the resurrection to go outside and sing Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine be the Glory at the top of their voices! You could sing them…
In your garden
In your street
Like an Italian from your balcony!
On your permitted daily walk in your local park
By the sea or by a lake
…all of course keeping safe spatial distance.

How to make this happen…
Please share Sing Resurrection with as many people as possible by social media, email, phone.

Let’s share it globally too and see if Sing Resurrection can happen at 10am in 24 time zones around the world!

Invite friends and neighbours in advance to listen out for Sing Resurrection or to join in themselves.

Visit https://ctbi.org.uk for more information and for the words of the hymns.


Take up the Cross Challenge

Thank you to our friends in the Diocese of Rochester who are encouraging us in the
Taking up the Cross Challenge.
Let us fill our homes with crosses in Holy Week & across Easter week.
There are various ways to join in. Why not:

Make Origami Crosses – Click here or here

Colour Cross pictures – Click here or here

Crochet Crosses – Click here

Knitted Crosses – Click here

Stain Glass Crosses – Click here

Sand Art Crosses – Click her

Wood cross – Click here

Lego Crosses – Click here

As you place your creation up in windows pray together the following prayer:

Dear Father,
We remember and thank you for your love,
For your care & protection of all your people
Let us display & share the love held within this Cross
May people recognise you God, as they see our Cross
Give us all hope and peace within the security and knowledge of you.
Amen

You can download our full Lent, Holy Week, and Easter 2020 booklet HERE