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Exploring Faith Autumn Course
Oct
31
6:30 pm18:30

Exploring Faith Autumn Course

Exploring faith through church buildings, art and worship

 There is a tendency in some church traditions to view church buildings as an encumbrance to mission, as something that demands huge cost in maintaining and running, and that saps the energy of priests. However, there is another way of reflecting upon church buildings.

Fr Neil Traynor’s second talk address, or ‘undresses’, the clergy! Have you ever confused your maniple with your amice?  Are you unable to tell your humeral veil from your burse?  How often have you vested in a dalmatic when it’s a tunicle you should be wearing… Or do you think that Neil makes up names on the spot just to confuse the unwary?  Come and learn about what the various ecclesiastical clothing and assorted linens are used for and why we have them.  This is an opportunity to see some of the lesser used pieces of wonderful embroidery held at St John’s.

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Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

All Souls Requiem Mass

This service is an opportunity to commemorate loved ones who have died. All Souls is a beautiful choral service that has become an institution at St John’s and it attracts people from all over the parish and beyond. We would like to read out the names of parishioners’ departed loved ones in our prayers. If you would like us to read a name for you please email us.

Our guest preacher will be Brother Philip Nicolls CR Prior of the Community of the Resurrection.

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Exploring Faith Autumn Course
Nov
21
6:30 pm18:30

Exploring Faith Autumn Course

Contemporary Art in Churches: who, what, where and why

Mark Cazalet had an eclectic training which has influenced his broad range of media and working processes. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art he held two post graduate scholarships in Paris and Gujarat India. He is particularly interested in colour and markmaking which he has explored in glass, textile, printed books, murals and traditional materials. He is a well-established figure in today’s ecclesiastical art world. He has completed many church commissions. Typical of this London-based artist, born in 1964, are his urban scenes, such as the appropriately busy Carnival Triptych for the Notting Hill church St Clement’s, Notting Dale, or his 2001 reredos for the Fraser Chapel in Manchester Cathedral.

 

 

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Exploring Faith Autumn Course
Nov
28
11:30 am11:30

Exploring Faith Autumn Course

Art and Christianity Note different timings

St John the Baptist will be open during the day with a 5.00pm tour of the building, 6.30pm eucharist, with the Rt Revd David Stancliffe, former Bishop of Salisbury

Art and Christianity have been holding a series of symposia over the last year which will culminate with a major conference at St Augustine's Hammersmith.  As a consequence, St John's will be open during the day and will have a display of some of the historic vestments and other items of needlework.   Light refreshments will be available. At 5.00pm there is a tour of the building, and at 6.30 the Rt Revd David Stancliffe, former Bishop of Salisbury, will preside at a Eucharist. All are welcome to call in during the day, or attend the talk and Eucharist as they are able.

 

 

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Exploring Faith Autumn Course
Oct
17
6:30 pm18:30

Exploring Faith Autumn Course

Exploring faith through church buildings, art and worship

 There is a tendency in some church traditions to view church buildings as an encumbrance to mission, as something that demands huge cost in maintaining and running, and that saps the energy of priests. However, there is another way of reflecting upon church buildings.

Fr Neil Traynor needs no introduction!  St John’s architecture, sculpture and lay out unconsciously takes the worshipper through a pilgrim journey.  Come and walk through a journey of faith looking at how our environment can influence our understanding of God.

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Easter 6
May
26
10:00 am10:00

Easter 6

Easter 6

 

Walking through cities, towns or gardens in the heat of the day, fountains have the power to cool, soothe and heal.  Indeed, one might say that there is nothing more alive than a fountain spouting water; and nothing more dead than one whose water has ceased to flow.

 

Water is consistently used throughout the old and new testaments as a metaphor for God’s inexhaustible and profligate love for us.  We can skirt around it, dip our fingers, or dive straight in.  The invitation is there for us – it only needs us to respond.

 

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