Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

18th to 25th January

  • 18/01/2021 01:00 - 25/01/2021 23:59
  • Author: Paul Sunderland
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

The ancient rhythm of prayer found in many religious orders and their traditions teach us that when we pray, we pray not just on our own or with those who share the same physical space, but with the whole Church, the Body of Christ, of Christians in other places and in different times.

This rhythm of prayer, with its traditional forms of structure, hymns and psalms and perhaps most importantly, silence, might well be an important gift from the ancient Church to the Church of today struggling with pandemics and lockdowns and more widely with some of the serious challenges that our world faces, most particularly climate change, racism and poverty. This tradition of prayer and spirituality, despite the things that hurt and separate us, invites us into shared prayer and silence together. Surely a most precious gift in troubled times.

Come with us this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and enter into a place of community and blessing. Simply “be” in this place and be carried by the prayer and the reality that it is God, in Christ and through the Holy Spirit, who carries us and accompanies us. Always.

 

The Full resource to guide you through this week of Prayer can be found by clicking this link: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity or can be found in the attachment below.

Organ Recital by our Director of Music, Mr Chris Denton. Sunday 24th January at 4pm

Join us Live or Later via YouTube or Live via Zoom online or the Zoom Telephone Dial-In Service. Also watch this space for something different on Facebook

  • 24/01/2021 15:30 - 17:30
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Organ Recital by our Director of Music, Mr Chris Denton. Sunday 24th January at 4pm

Take a look behind the scenes of the famous St. Mary's Church Organ. Peak behind the curtains and listen to some amazing music brought to us by our Director of Music, Mr Chris Denton.

Chris will be entertaining us again with the next of his organ concerts Live from St Mary's Church, Richmond on Sunday 24th January at 4pm. Join us Live or Later via YouTube or Live via Zoom online or the Zoom Telephone Dial-In Service. Also watch this space for something different on Facebook.

 

Chris will treat us to a sandwich of Marches ranging from Washington Post, Wedding, Funeral, Children's to one written for a naval vessel returning safely in WWII.

Filling the sandwich will be a piece written for an organ with a sticking note, some Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams and the great Grandaddy of them all, Johann Sebastian Bach.

 

There's no charge for this concert, however any donations made will go towards the work of the church. To donate to the work of St. Mary's Church, please click here.

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