Sunday, 28 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 28 February 2021

Today we have broken break and celebrate the resurrection - tonight we sleep - tomorrow taking up our cross, we deny ourselves and serve others.

Lord grant us a quiet night we pray.


Friday, 19 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 19 February 2021

The end of a week and so we sift through the fragments and reflect and pray over it all. That done we hand it, and ourselves, into God's loving care and head for bed and sleep.

Tomorrow we begin a week off, but there will be links to services on our FaceBook page.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Thursday 18, February 2021

The day held joy, challenges, blessing and sadness.

We pray for our broken world, loved one lost, medical emergencies and inequality and conflicts engaged and lay it all before God as we pray for forgiveness and healing.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Ash Wednesday - Lent begins our six weeks of reflection and self- examination as we journey with Jesus to the cross (and beyond). Lord help us (and all humanity) to remedy our faults we pray.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Hours from the beginning of Lent and we look at the foolishness of humanity and its ability to do what is right we reflect upon our own failings and, heading for bed, resolve to do better in the day to come.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of Jesus the Christ - Compline gives us the substance and reality as we reflect, pray and lay all down before the Lord and head for our beds in readiness for a new day. Hallelujah!

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 13 February 2021

Tonight as we trudge wearily to our prayers and praying for all people and everything we pass on the baton of prayer and praise and head for our beds. Tomorrow (St Valentine's Day) the Church celebrate the greatest love; a love that overcomes death and sets us free!

Friday, 12 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 12 February 2021

The end of another week where there has been loss, challenge, dodgy governments and foolish people on display a plenty (and that's before we examine ourselves).

Reflecting on it all we hand it to God and scuttle off to our beds in readiness for another day.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Wednesday, 10 February 2021

The close of a day in which we have been blessed and been a blessing;
in which we have succeeded and failed;
where we have given and received forgiveness.
All laid at the foot of the cross as we head for bed.


Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 9 February 2021

One of those evenings when technology conspires to challenge us, but we merely smile and overcome: Just like we (hopefully) did during the day now ending!

As we lay all before us we praiseYou Lord that we are more than conquerors - for we are redeemed and we are Yours. Hallelujah!


Monday, 8 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Monday, 8 January 2021

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can not overcome it.

With this thought, and the ability to reflect and examine all in the light of Christ, we pray, lay it all down, and head for our beds.


Sunday, 7 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 7 February 2021

The end of another weekend arrives and we bring all that was and pray for it, along with all that will be this week, and assured of God's love and presence, head for bed and rest.

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 6 February 2021

Laying all that the day has held and laying them at the foot of the Cross,
we pray:

Save us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,
that awake we may watch with Christ and asleep may rest in peace. Amen.


Morning Prayer - Saturday, 6 February 2021

The readings for this service are:
Psalms 20, 21, 23
Ecclesiastes 6
John 18.28–end


Thursday, 4 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Thursday, 4 February 2021

The day ends with so many needs before us - how can we not pray?
So many blessings given and received - how can we not rejoice?
So many far away from the knowledge of the love of God - how can we not weep?

Lord, in Your mercy - hear our prayers.


Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Wednesday, 3 February 2021

As we look towards Lent we examine the day (and ourselves) in preparation for the arduous journey to the Cross.

Lord, may we be found watching and waiting and right in all we done this day and every day of our lives.


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Picking though the rubble of the day we reflect, repent, rejoice, and resolve to to better with all before us tomorrow.

That done, we lay it all (in a neat pile) at the foot of the Cross and head for our beds.


Monday, 1 February 2021

Compline (night prayer) - Monday, 1 February 2021

The day ends and all that it has been is laid down as the baton of prayer and praise follows the sun and it taken up by fresh lips.

As we go to our beds may we find rest and sleep in readiness of the baton's return.