Category Archives: Prayer

New Programme – New Activities

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S2G Marc-June 2014Here’s the new programme from March for The Cross at Yew Lane; now the building work and new activity room is all finished we’ve been able to start developing new activities such as the new Wednesday morning Space to Grow through Art group which will run alongside the rearranged gardening sessions. Of course we’ve still got our regular sup lunch times on a Wednesday from 12.30pm for anyone who wants to come and share a meal with us – whether you’ve been with during the morning or not.

We’ve still got the regular Quiet Days and evenings which offer that time for you to explore your personal journey in a context of faith and spirituality:

Saturday 29 March

10am – 3pm

Quiet Day: Pause for Lent

Wednesday 16 April

7 for 7.30pm

Urban Reflections:  Feed my people

Wednesday 21st May

7 for 7.30pm

Evening prayer

Saturday 21st June

10am – 3pm

Quiet day: The Heart of Spirituality

Wednesday 23 July

7 for 7.30pm

Urban Reflections:  Rebuilding Jerusalem

Wednesday 20th August

7 for 7.30pm

Evening prayer

Amongst our Quiet Space Programme, we’re also creating a new space for reflection, discussion and prayer called Urban Reflections these sessions will focus on a different issue each time and provide time for a short discussion before some quiet private reflection and prayer on the topic.

And of course the  fortnightly Resting Room returns offering time and space to pray, rest, take time out and just enjoy the peace:

·         Useful for people with stressful lives wanting some ‘time out’

·         Helpful for people who prefer to read and pray in the company of others

Bring your own lunch ingredients with you – toaster, microwave, hob, oven available.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available.

Make yourself at home!

 

2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month (except holiday weeks)                        10am – 4pm

 

March                        11 & 25

April                              8 & 29 **

May                             13

June                            10 & 24

July                                8 & 22

August                        12

 

            ** extra date

Dates for your diary

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Here’s a few dates you might want to put in your diary about things happening in the coming weeks & months:

27th April: Gardening Day / Spring Clean. Join us for some tidying up, tree planting and hedge laying. There’ll be soup and a roll at lunchtime for all volunteers. (If Fridays snow forecast of 15cm turns out to be accurate we’ll obviously be cancelling – watch this site for updates)

4th May: Quiet day led by Rev Judith Jessop. 10am until 3pm – please bring a packed lunch.

13th June: Quiet evening led by Rev Judith Jessop. 7-9.30pm

27th June: Evening Prayers led by Sue Green.7-8.30pm

 

Pentecost Prayers

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Pentecost sunset over Parson Cross
27th May 2012

This week is what has been traditionally known as Whitsuntide – a time which starting last Sunday marks the Christian celebration of Pentecost.

In celebration of this Cross at Yew Lane have organised another series of labyrinth prayer sessions. The Pentecost prayer labyrinth will help you reflect on your gifts and graces, and what God might be calling you to do at this time in your life.

The labyrinth will be open on 28th , 29th and 30th May from 2-3.300pm and from 7-8.30pm.

Refreshments will be available throughout.

Holy Week and the Prayer Labyrinth

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Next week sees the start of Lent when Christians across the world prepare themselves spiritually for Easter. With this in mind, Cross at Yew Lane will be hosting a prayer labyrinth throughout Holy Week (1st – 8th April.

A labyrinth is an opportunity to contemplate the deeper things of life on your spiritual journey.  This Holy Week the labyrinth will enable you to reflect on Jesus’s journey to the cross and beyond.  The focus will change each day, so you can walk the path every day if you wish or just visit once or twice.  Help will be available so that you can make the most of your experience.

The path has three stages. The ‘inward’ journey is about letting go of things which hinder your inner approach to God. The centre of the Labyrinth is a space of meditative prayer and peace. The ‘outward’ journey is about your direction in life in the light of your relationship with God.

The Labyrinth will be open at various times during the week, here is the timetable of sessions.

Preparing & Opening the Labyrinth:

Sunday 1st April 1.30-4pm

Open each day in Holy Week:

Monday 2nd – Sat 7th April  2-3.30pm & 7-8.30pm

Easter Sunday 8th April 6.30am

(after Sunrise Service and breakfast – exact time to be confirmed.)

Closing the Labyrinth:

Sun 8th April   2-4pm

 Refreshments will be served throughout

For more information, contact Judith on: 0114 231 3518

or e mail: judithjessop@tiscali.co.uk