Matthew 5.13-20 - Salt, light and the law of the kingdom of heaven
Wednesday 8th February
10.00 am: Holy Communion, St John’s Otterburn
Thursday 9th February
7.00 pm: Horsley with Byrness PCC meeting,
Rochester Village Hall
Sunday 12th February
(3rd Sunday Before Lent)
9.00 am: Parish Communion, Holy Trinity Horsley
11.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP), St Cuthbert Elsdon
6.00 pm: ‘Exploring Silence’- Taize evening prayer with meditation. All welcome to this peaceful and reflective half hour.
Deuteronomy 30.15-20 - Choose life!
1 Corinthians 3.1-9 - Work in unity for God’s purpose!
Matthew 5.21-37 - Follow the standards of Christian conduct
A Time for Reflection
A Parish Quiet Day to help us begin Lent At Alnmouth Friary
Brother Joseph Emmanuel SSF
Saturday 4th March
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
There will be two main sessions.
The morning session will focus on how to use the gift of silence creatively and the afternoon session will introduce us to a time honoured way of reading the bible, known as ‘Lectio Divina’. There will be an opportunity to share in Holy Communion with the brothers at midday and plenty of free time to enjoy the silence of the House or to walk in the beautiful coastal village of Alnmouth.
Coffee and tea are provided but we will need to take a packed lunch, or alternatively there are places to eat in the locality.
If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible as places are limited (email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01830 520212)
There will a cost to help fund the work of the Friars and to cover the use of the facilities - suggested £10.00 per person - pay what you can as I don't want the cost to exclude anyone
Bishop Frank presides at Communion at Alnmouth Friary Jubilee Celebration
Let’s talk about The Psalms
Monday evenings in Lent: 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
The ancient poems we call Psalms are over 2000 years old. They were written in very different times from our own when humans could travel at the speed of a camel - not at the speed of sound. But these songs have stood the test of time for they address many of the problems we still face: violence, injustice, anger - and bewilderment. Why do the wicked prosper? Where is God when we suffer? In this 5-session course, Bishop Stephen Cottrell - a prolific and popular author - reflects on the psalms in general (and five psalms in particular). He invites us to join him as he does so.
Session 1 6th March Know that the Lord is God. (Psalm 100)
Session 213th MarchOut of the depths have I cried (Psalm 130)
Session 320th MarchHow long, O Lord? (Psalm 13)
Session 427th MarchYou spread a table before me. (Psalm 23)
Session 5 3rd AprilUnless the Lord builds the house (Psalm 127)
The sessions will be based on a CD featuring a discussion by the Dominican Friar Fr Timothy Radcliffe, Revd John Bell of the Iona Community, the Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons Revd Prebendary Rose-Hudson Wilkin and Revd Dr Jane Leach, the Principal of Wesley House Cambridge.
Diocesan Open Forum Meeting
Saturday 11th March, 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School,
Silverton Lane, Rothbury
to launch of our Diocesan Vision
‘Growing Church Bringing Hope’
If you are interested in attending please let me know
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