Church Events

August 2018
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The Week Ahead

Monday 20th August
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 21st August
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 22nd August
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 23rd August
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
Friday 24th August
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Saturday 25th August
10:00
- 12:00
Coffee Cafe
Sunday 26th August
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 27th August
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

Worship & Music

Seasons of the Liturgical Year

Liturgy is a drama, displaying the human need to glorify God. The drama involves the language of body, mind and spirit in a festival of colour, sound and light.

The Liturgy of the Church has developed over the 2,000 years of Christian history. It gives us space and time to celebrate the heroes of the church - the Saints - as well as permission to share in the life of Christ through the seasons of the year.

Colour gives meaning to the liturgical drama. Each season of the year is promoted by its own particular colour and mood.

The Christian year begins at the fourth Sunday before Christmas with:
Advent (purple), and the seasons continue as follows:
Christmas (gold or white),
Epiphany (white),
Ordinary Time (green),
Lent (purple),
Easter (gold or white),
Pentecost (red),
Ordinary Time (green), finally ending with:
The Kingdom Season (red).

Even Ordinary Time is not that ordinary as it depicts the green growth of God's world as well as (we hope) growth within our own faith and God's Church.

Please take a look at the "factfile" of each of the seasons characteristics which we hope will help in introducing more people to the wonderful drama of the Liturgy.

Advent factsheet. Christmas factsheet. Epiphany factsheet. Lent factsheet. Easter factsheet. The Kingdom Season factsheet.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

Pilgrimage prayer walk

Pilgrimage prayer walk to every church of the Oxford Archdeaconry
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Sabbatical Care

Gavin and family will begin the sabbatical by going on holiday.!
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Coffee café and Charity Cake stall

St Michael and All Angels will be the temporary location for the partnership coffee café and charity cake stalls
Read more …
 
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