Thursday, 27 March 2014

Buzz Newsletter for April & May

Now I know how to do it there's no stopping me ... the third post with a PDF link in on one day!!

Click HERE to open the new issue of Buzz for details of services and activities

Synod Presentation 2014

Kate & Alexander went to Synod earlier this month and provided a power point display and art installation as Christ Church's exhibition.


Having discovered how to upload a file to blogger and, more importantly found it worked!  So to view the presentation & explanation of the symbolism used, click here

Buzz Newsletter, Feb-March 2014

The new layout/formatting of the new Buzz newsletter means I am unable to simply copy & paste on to the blog.  However, I have today discovered how to post pdf files to blogs and so, here, on the eve of issuing the second edition this year, is the link to the Buzz for February & March. (Crosses fingers hoping it works!)

Click for the BUZZ Newsletter

Monday, 17 March 2014

Lent Calendar

Christ Church
Calendar for Lent, March & April 2014

5th March Ash Wednesday 7 pm Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
7th March Friday 7 pm World Day of Prayer at Christ Church
8th March Saturday after Ash Weds Mission Possible 2 : & Prepare presentation for Synod

9th March Lent I 11 am Fr Keith Riglin to Preach at Christ Church
3.30 pm Fr Keith Riglin to Preach at St Columbas (extra Evensong)

16th March Lent II 11 am Holy Eucharist at Christ Church
3.30 pm Evensong at St Columbas
18th March Tuesday 7 pm School of Prayer at Bishopton
8 pm Compline in Christ Church
20th March Thursday 7 pm Shared Silence (come and go as you please) Christ Church
8 pm Compline
21st March Friday 10 am Quiet Eucharist in Christ Church
22nd March Saturday Jumble Sale

23rd March Lent III 11 am Holy Eucharist at Christ Church
25th March Tuesday 7 pm School of Prayer, 8 pm Compline
27th March Thursday 7 pm Shared Silence, 8 pm Compline
28th March Friday 10 am Quiet Eucharist
29th March Saturday 11 am Mission Possible 3

30th March Lent IV - Mothering Sunday Holy Eucharist at Christ Church
1st April Tuesday 7 pm School of Prayer, 8 pm Compline
3rd April Thursday 7 pm Shared Silence, 8 pm Compline
4th April Friday 10 am Quiet Eucharist
5th April Saturday Subbotnik : Vestry rouse out; Porch preparation. WP

6th April Lent V - Passion Sunday 9 am Holy Communion at St Columbas
11 am Holy Eucharist at Christ Church
8th April Tuesday 7 pm School of Prayer, 8 pm Compline
10th April Thursday 7 pm Shared Silence, 8 pm Compline
11th April Friday 10 am Quiet Eucharist
12th April Saturday Subbotnik: Church clean.

13th April Palm Sunday HOLY WEEK BEGINS Times tab
17th April Maundy Thursday
18th April Good Friday
19th April Holy Saturday Preparation of the Church

20th April EASTER DAY 11 am Holy Eucharist at Christ Church
3.30 or 6 pm Holy Communion at St Columbas

OUR LENT PROGRAMME
The weekly programme will look like this:

Sunday 11 am Holy Eucharist
Tuesday 7 pm School of Prayer in Bishopton, then Compline in Christ Church *
Thursday 7 pm Shared Silence in Christ Church, followed by Compline at 8 pm **
Friday 10 am Quiet Eucharist in Christ Church
Saturday am Mission Possible / Subbotnik Working Party / Jumble Sale

Due to Diocesan, and Provincial Synod timetables, the programme will not begin until the week of Lent II.
I have therefore made a week-by-week timetable for easier reference.

NOTES
* School of Prayer (in the sense of shared study, not instruction!). We shall explore the tradition of Lectio Divina,- Pondering the Text, using different aids: Scripture, poetry, painting, music
At 8 pm we will go into Church for Compline. You are free to join us simply for that.

** Shared Silence It can sometimes be very helpful to share silence with others.
This will be a time to come and go as you please: no beginnings or endings necessary. We shall end at 8 pm with Compline. Again, feel free to join us simply for that.

Best wishes
Fr Simon