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Prayer for key workers

Prayer for key workers

This ‘prayer for key workers’ appears with kind permission of Dave Lucas. You can find a lot more like this, using widgets to illustrate the text, on his website: Prayers for Lockdown.

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May 3rd Newsletter

May 3rd Newsletter

All public worship continues to be suspended until further notice. However, never forget that the church is not a building. It is a community of Christians worshipping, praying and caring separately, but united in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

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Stations of the Resurrection 2

Stations of the Resurrection 2

This is part two of our Stations of the Resurrection for Eastertide. These have come to us from the United Benefice of Kirkdale with Harome, Nunnington and Pockley in North Yorkshire. Many thanks again to the Reverend Sue Binks for giving us permission to share this.

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Stations of the Resurrection

Stations of the Resurrection

In the latter part of the twentieth century a complementary devotion to Stations of the Cross emerged. These were called the Stations of the Resurrection or the Stations of Joy – a Celebration of the Great Fifty Days of Eastertide. As the with the Stations of the Cross we move from station to station, reading an appropriate Bible passage and meditating on it.

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Celtic Prayer

Celtic Prayer

The basis of Celtic Prayer is that there is no distinction between the sacred and the secular. It’s all interconnected and interwoven. God is in the thick of it, bound up in all aspects of our lives. And every part of the life that we lead could and should be prayed about.

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Ignatian Prayer

Ignatian Prayer

Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits and he thought about ways of making prayer an immediate and powerful experience for anyone looking to deepen their relationship with God. A particular feature of the Jesuits was that they were to pray wherever they happened to be. They presuppose that God is present in our world and active in our lives. As Ignatius said, they were to ‘find God in all things’.

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina

With us all being at home more due to Covid-19, it’s an opportunity to reconsider how best we spend our time. The ancient practice of Lectio Divina is something worth considering as we search for the holy in the midst of the everyday.

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Prayer and Worship Resources for home

Prayer and Worship Resources for home

With shutdowns and restricted movement taking place due to Covid-19 we’re not going to be able to worship with one another in the way that we’re normally used to. It won’t be the same as our usual gathering together but here are links to some great on-line prayer and worship resources that you can access from home…

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When we pray

When we pray

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on Sunday 29th March 2020 in the Barritt Room at St John with St Mark, Bury. The theme this time is ‘When we pray’ which is taken from the Tauren Wells song of the same name.

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Prayer for peace in Ukraine

Prayer for peace in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Church on Bury Old Road is inviting Christians from all traditions to join them in prayers for peace.

The postcode for the church is M7 4PX.

The service will take place on Sunday 23rd June at 3pm.

It will be supported by the Right Reverend John Arnold, Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford. Also helping will be Reverend Karen Lund, Anglican Archdeacon of Manchester, along with other church leaders.

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Prayers for a priest taking up a new role

Prayers for a priest taking up a new role

These ‘prayers for a priest’ are for the Reverend Gill Barnett whose final service with us was today, Sunday 30th September. She takes up a new post from 21st October as Priest-in-Charge of Healey & Hamer and St. Ann, Belfield.

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Alexa: Who is God?

Alexa: Who is God?

A few months ago, the CofE launched its Alexa ‘skill’, enabling users to ask the Church of England for prayers, explanations of faith and information about local church events and services.

“We’re thrilled to be launching the Alexa skill, to enable regular churchgoers and those exploring faith to connect with God in another way and at a time that’s right for them,” the Archbishop of York said.

How do you do it?

It’s easy! Once enabled you can launch the Church of England skill by saying: “Alexa, open the Church of England”

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Thy Kingdom Come – in Bury

Thy Kingdom Come – in Bury

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement. It invites Christians from around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. 

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