The communion meal is a service we have held at Holy Nativity for the last three years. It is a communion service in reverse. It is a place for all ages to gather together around God’s table, to share bread and wine together, to eat together, to explore the bible together and to pray together.
I’m spending a day locked in a retreat house reading for the research I’m doing into liturgy and culture. A decade ago Keith F Pecklers SJ gave a call to greater liturgical formation for the ‘future of Christianity’ as he looked at worshipping in a postmodern world. Liturgy in the postmodern world must aim for
As you probably know, Ruth and I are involved in a couple of services at Greenbelt this year. We’ve had details confirmed about when the U2charist will be happening. It is going to be in the “InSense” venue at 5pm on Monday. The worship is being organised by Luminous in Lincoln. Metanoia will be leading the musical aspects of
This is a set of intercessions based upon the Queen and Bowie song Under Pressure.
Fr Simon has made all of the resources used for the Blesséd Eucharist at Greenbelt publicly available here. It was great to be asked to be involved with the music!!
The May edition of e-expressions has an interesting piece from Bishop Graham Cray about the place of communion within a Fresh Expression of Church. He highlights the defining characteristics of a church as: One of the ways by which we can recognize whether something is church, is whether ‘the Word and the Sacraments’ are present. Scripture
Jon from ASBO Jesus posted on my Facebook wall saying “I’ve done an ASBO portrait of you”. I spent an hour or so looking for enough Internet connectivity to have a look. Wealth and fame, a Jedi craves not these things! (hope this works, I’m next to Hadrian’s wall using my phone to try and
Jon at ASBOJesus so often manages to identify the big issues around us and point a million watt light at them. Here he has so succinctly juxtaposed the society in which we live and the way our world works with the ancient symbols of faith. As a Church we are at a fascinating point in history. In the
If you are anywhere near the North of England it would be great if you would come to The Rock Mass in St Michael’s Wakefield. It is an evening eucharist and will have a full rock band playing with lighting, smoke and the full works. This will be a culturally authentic experience as we come
This is going to sound a bit weird but I was just searching for a medieval depiction of the Eucharist. I didn’t find it but I did find something cool. This picture of the host being elevated is from Life Teen, a youth resource for Roman Catholics. I like it – and will probably try to use