Date: May 31, 2020
Our service of Evening Prayer can be found online here:
At the end of the service we have been provided with a glorious piece by
Rob – Faure’s Ave Verum Corpus:
*Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine,*
*Vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine,*
*Cujus latus perforatum vero fluxit cum sanguine;*
*Esto nobis praegustatum, mortis in examine.*
*O pie, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae.*
*Tu nobis miserere. Amen.*
Hail, true body, born of Mary Virgin,
truly suffering, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind,
From whose pierced side flowed with true blood;
Be for us a foretaste In our final judgment.
O pious, O sweet Jesus, Son of Mary.
You have mercy on us. Amen.
The Bishop of Kingston’s homily for Pentecost can be found here:
Video services offered by the Bishop of Southwark can be found here:
I’ve not yet had time to listen to the sermon from St Bartholomew the
Great for today, but the sermon for the Sunday after Ascension was superb,
and is well worth a listen: https://www.greatstbarts.com/broadcasts/
I think it is fair that many articles on the Church and the pandemic have
created more heat than light. I would perhaps say that this is the best one
The University of York St John is undertaking of survey of churchgoers to
see how churches are responding to the pandemic. Please do consider filling
it in, and inviting others so to do: http://tinyurl.com/ycsq9fy2
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national
phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s
homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily
Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services
from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line –
which is available 24 hours a day on *0800 804 8044* – has been set up
particularly with those unable to join online church services during the
period of restrictions in mind.
A little glimpse of St John’s from this morning – today we tried to find
images relating to Pentecost!
With kind regards,
Stephen & Rosie