Sunday 24th May 2020 (Easter 7)

Our celebrations this Sunday will depend on whether we are following the Roman Rite or Common Worship.  The Roman Rite kept Ascension Day on Thursday, so The Seventh Sunday after Easter will be observed.  However Common Worship will celebrate Sunday after Ascension Day, and will keep to the theme of the Ascension.  Whichever Rite we are following, please ensure that you join in with a service.

Service Resources that do not require a Computer

This telephone line is open 24 hours per day for music, prayer, and reflections, as well as full services.

8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Catherine Fox & Bishop of Sheffield Pete Wilcox): BBC Radio 4

11:45 AM – Sunday Worship (The Very Rev Kathy Jones): BBC 1

1:15 PM – Songs of Praise (Katherine Jenkins): BBC 1

3PM – Choral Evensong (Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford): BBC Radio 3

Services that require a computer

9AM – Church of England Service: YouTube (https://youtu.be/9OUN667eZJU)

10:30 AM – Service of the Word (Dudley Benefice): Zoom (to get access to this service, you will need to e-mail Rev Hugh Burton (rectorofdudley@gmail.com))

10:30 AM – Sung Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Fr Iain Templeton)): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/St-Andrews-Birchills-108982647183429/)

10:45 AM – Mass (Shrewsbury Cathedral): via the cathedral webcam (http://www.shrewsburycathedral.org/webcam)

11:30 AM – Sung Mass (Bishop of Fulham): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BishopOfFulham)

Other Resources

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Photo Credit: George Reynolds

The Society will be issuing a second series of short videos to aid devotion and prayer at home during this lockdown. The videos are on four different themes and will be made available at the following times via The Society Facebook Page:

1. Our Lady to be released at 7pm on Sunday 24 May, prior to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (Anglican) National Pilgrimage at Home on Monday 25 May.

2. Pentecost to be released at 8am on Sunday 31 May.

3. Praying for the Dead to be released at 8am on Friday 5 June.

4. Corpus Christi to be released at 7pm on Wednesday 10 June.

The videos were recorded in accordance with the restrictions which were in place at that time.

The videos are being jointly promoted by The Society and The Church Union

More details here: https://www.sswsh.com/fullposts.php?id=292

For everyone who is praying for five people they know to come to Christ as part of Thy Kingdom Come, The Society has published a booklet to assist us to pray at home: Download booklet.

12 PM Every Friday – #PrayTheRosary

5PM Every Saturday – Rosary (Fr Iain Templeton):  Live on Facebook

6PM Daily – Shrine Prayers: Live via the Shrine website: https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/worship/shrine-prayers-live-stream/

2020 National Pilgrimage

Due to the Covid-19 Lock-Down, we will not be able to make our pilgrimage to Walsingham this year.  However the shrine have made a video for us to watch at home.  It can be accessed here: https://vimeo.com/420638937?fbclid=IwAR3oYPGPl_V_Lp6LUtXKZVkOleaqP2nftyzzxyCk-yNhWG_buVYl6VO4FXs

Thursday 21st May 2020 (Ascension Day)

This Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.  The following Ascension Day services are available:

Wednesday 20th May 2020

7:30 PM – Sung Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Fr Iain Templeton)): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/St-Andrews-Birchills-108982647183429/)

Thursday 21st May 2020

10:00 AM – Low Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Fr Iain Templeton)): Live on Facebook

12:15 PM – Mass (Shrewsbury Cathedral): Live on cathedral webcam (http://www.shrewsburycathedral.org/webcam)

12:30 PM – Sung Mass (Bishop of Fulham): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BishopOfFulham)

Novena

From Friday 21st May 2020 there will be nine days of prayer, which will take us up to Pentecost.  The Bishop of Ebbsfleet has produced a booklet for the Novena to distribute to the congregation. 

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We can also use the resources for Thy Kingdom Come during this period (www.thykingdomcome.global/prayer-resources).  At St. Edmund’s we may wish to listen to the Journey with Mary Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-with-mary/id1376646206)

Sunday 17th May 2020 (Easter 6)

HM Government made changes to the Covid-19 lock down last week.  The advice now is: Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives; for further information please see here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Under the new government guidance, churches may be open again in July.  However once churches are open again, we may not be able to use service books, hymn books, or Holy Water.  You can read a statement from the Bishop of London here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/statement-latest-government-guidance-coronavirus

Services that do not require a computer

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This telephone line is open 24 hours per day for music, prayer, and reflections, as well as full services.

8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Rev Dr Alison Jack & Fr Dermot Preston): BBC Radio 4

10: 45 AM – Sunday Worship (Very Rev Dr Rowland Jones): BBC 1

11:15 AM – Sunday Morning Stories (Rev Kate Bottley): BBC 1

1:15 PM – Songs of Praise (Aled Jones): BBC 1

3:00 PM – Choral Evensong (2011 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music): BBC Radio 3

Services that require a computer

10:30 AM – Morning Worship (Dudley Benefice): Zoom (to get access to this service, you will need to e-mail Rev Hugh Burton (rectorofdudley@gmail.com)

10:30 AM – Sung Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Fr Iain Templeton)): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/St-Andrews-Birchills-108982647183429/)

10:45 AM – Mass (Shrewsbury Cathedral): via the cathedral webcam (http://www.shrewsburycathedral.org/webcam)

11:30 AM – Sung Mass (Bishop of Fulham): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BishopOfFulham)

Other Resources

Thursday 21st May is Ascension Day.  Between Ascension Day and Pentecost we celebrate Thy Kingdom Come.  You can find more resources here:  www.thykingdomcome.global/prayer-resources

12 PM Every Friday – #PrayTheRosary

5PM Every Saturday – Rosary (Fr Iain Templeton):  Live on Facebook

6PM Daily – Shrine Prayers: Live via the Shrine website: https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/worship/shrine-prayers-live-stream/

Thursday 14th May 2020

A message from The Society:

Pope Francis has called on people of all religions to come together on Thursday 14 May for a Day of Prayer, Fasting and Works of Charity to implore God to help humanity come together to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic.

We encourage you all to join in with this, and we hope that this resource will help you to enter into this day:

 https://www.sswsh.com/uploads/14MayResource.pdf

Sunday 10th May 2020 (Easter 5)

The Covid-19 lock-down has been extended for another three weeks.  The Prime Minister will make an announcement on Sunday afternoon as to how the country is to move forward, however it is extremely unlikely that public church worship will be happening again in the near future.  With this in mind, the Society, and the Church Union have published the following two booklets:

Saints of the Month

Although we are praying and worshipping in our homes, we never pray alone. We pray with the Church around the world and our prayers are joined with those of the company of heaven. In this booklet there are a selection of biographies of saints and holy people whose feast days occur this month, as well as prayers you might find helpful.  The booklet can be downloaded here: https://www.churchunion.co.uk/uploads/Saints_of_the_Month_-_May_FINAL.pdf

Wisdom from the Cloister

Another excellent free resource from The Society and The Church Union this time in conjunction with RooT. It explores what has the Religious Life got to teach us during this time of Pandemic. Available here: https://www.sswsh.com/RooT/uploads/WisdomformtheCloister.pdf

Some Good News

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The Society under the patronage of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda is delighted to learn of the appointments of Fr Will Hazlewood SSC to be the next Bishop of Lewes and of the Revd Ruth Bushyager to be the next Bishop of Horsham. This is especially welcome news as it is five and a half years since the last announcement of a traditional Catholic priest to be appointed to a Church of England bishopric; at that time it was the appointment of Fr Philip North to be the Bishop of Burnley.

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Chairman of The Society’s Council of Bishops, commented: “I am thrilled for Will and Ruth and wish them every success and happiness in their new roles. It is wonderful to see the Church of England’s Five Guiding Principles being lived out in this way. We have been acutely conscious of the lapse in time since the last appointment of a traditional Catholic priest to the episcopate and so Will’s appointment is both welcome and timely. We do of course hold Will and Ruth in our prayers, along with their families, and indeed the entire Diocese of Chichester under Bishop Martin.”

Services Resources for this Sunday Not Requiring a Computer

This telephone line is open 24 hours per day for music, prayer, and reflections, as well as full services.

8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Dr Rowan Williams): BBC Radio 4

10:45 AM – Sunday Worship (Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin): BBC 1

1:15 PM – Songs of Praise (Katherine Jenkins): BBC 1

3:00 PM – Choral Evensong (Tewkesbury Abbey): BBC Radio 3

Service Resources that Require a Computer

9 AM – Church of England On-Line Service: https://youtu.be/TUAriWLhyKE

10:30 AM – Sung Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Fr Iain Templeton): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/St-Andrews-Birchills-108982647183429/)

Other Resources

12 PM Every Friday – #PrayTheRosary

5PM Every Saturday – Rosary (Fr Iain Templeton):  Live on Facebook

6PM Daily – Shrine Prayers: Live via the Shrine website: https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/worship/shrine-prayers-live-stream/

Sunday 3rd May 2020 (Vocations Sunday)

This Sunday is Vocations Sunday.  Please pray for everyone who is currently exploring a vocation, or who feels that they may have a calling into ministry.  Please pray this prayer from the Additional Curates Society website: https://www.additionalcurates.co.uk/images/prayer.jpg

Everyone has a vocation.  You can explore yours here: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/vocations

For any Catholic men, who feel they may have a vocation to ordained ministry, please visit this website: www.here-i-am.org.uk

Worship Resources that do not require a Computer

This telephone line is open 24 hours per day for music, prayer, and reflections, as well as full services.

The following services can be access this Sunday:

8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Bishop of Salisbury): BBC Radio 4

10:45 AM – Sunday Worship (Very Rev Kathy Jones): BBC 1

1:15 PM – Songs of Praise (Rev Kate Bottley): BBC 1

3:00 PM – Choral Evensong (Chapel of St. John’s College, Cambridge): BBC Radio 3

Worship Resources requiring a Computer

10:30 AM – Sung Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Fr Iain Templeton)): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/St-Andrews-Birchills-108982647183429/)

11:30 AM – Sung Mass (with Spiritual Communion (Bishop of Fulham)): Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BishopOfFulham

5:00 PM – Rosary (Fr Iain Templeton): Live on Facebook

6:00 PM – Shrine Prayers: Live via the Shrine website: https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/worship/shrine-prayers-live-stream/

Every Friday

12:00 PM – Do not forget to join in with the Bishop of Fulham to pray the Rosary through May: #PrayTheRosary