Prayer & Study Groups
Morning Prayer – weekdays 8.30am
Morning Prayer is said daily in the St Nicholas Chapel of the Minster and is open to everyone. We use Common Worship: Daily Prayer. We encourage everyone to come in person, but you may join by Zoom as well (for the Zoom link please contact firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the App from the Appstore. Morning Prayer generally last for 20 minutes or so.
Lectio Divina – Tuesdays at 12 noon
This group meets online weekly (for the Zoom link please contact email@example.com). Lectio Divina is an ancient method, from monastic practice, of careful, deep and prayerful reading of the scriptures. It is not Bible study as such but seeks to help us be fed by the Living Word of God and to respond personally to insights given by the Holy Spirit. It involves periods of silent reflection. Lectio Divina generally lasts for 30 minutes or so.
The Julian Prayer Group
This is an ecumenical group practising contemplative prayer, based on the writings of Julian of Norwich. Meetings usually start with a reading, followed by a period of silence and conclude with a shorter reading and prayers. We meet at the Whitgift Almshouses chapel in North End at 2.30pm on the first and third Monday of each month, Bank Holidays included. We follow our meetings with refreshments and fellowship in the Whitgift Almshouses’ Common Room. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Bitesize Catechesis – Sundays 11.20am
Through the year we run sessions of ‘Bitesize Catechesis’ after the Sunday Eucharist. (NB the series run through the year, but not every Sunday). The format is 8 or so minutes of presentation on a theme, followed by 10 minutes or so of exploring the theme through questions, responses and structured discussion. Our growing library of Bitesize Catechesis can be found here Teaching & Catechesis – YouTube