Category Archives: Quiet Days

Quiet Day

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Our next Quiet Day is on Saturday 23rd June and starts at 10am (it will finish by 3pm). Our Quiet Days offer an opportunity to enjoy a change of pace, to rest, to be, and to find God in the stillness. They also offer a space to reflect on your past experience of God  and gain insight strength and wisdom for Gods future leadings.

This Quiet Day will focus its reflections on The Dandelion: Flower of Today and Flower of Tomorrow

  • Helping you to reflect on those times of life when you are getting into your stride in your job, career or role at home.  Times of feeling useful or valued.  Times of inner strength and real character.
  • Helping you to reflect on those times of life when you no longer seem to have a role of purpose.  Times of endings with no future?  Or times of sowing seeds for the future?

The day will be led by Rev Judith Jessop.

Tea, coffee and juice will be available throughout the day, but please bring a lunch if you want one. The is no charge for these days but we suggest a donation of £7 to help cover the costs of the day for those who wish to give. You are most welcome to join us.

Dates for further Quiet Days:

Wednesday 11th July (1.30-4.00pm)

Thursday 9th August (7.00-9.30pm)

Saturday 15th September (10.00am – 3.00pm)

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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.

Garden Days

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Bluebells last year at Yew Lane

With the weather improving (hopefully) we’re turning our minds back to work in the Quiet Gardens, we’ve got a number of days work planned already and will hopefully put in more regular slots as the year progresses. Next Thursday we’re hoping that with the help of some students from Sheffield University Chaplaincy team, we’ll be able to build up the beds in the front gardens using some of the unused sleepers from the back and loads of compost!

In addition we’ve bought some new planters for the “Cloistered garden” so we’ll have fun planting those up soon – as well as having another blitz on all the weeds to continue to come up despite all the efforts to keep them away. If you’re interested in helping out as a volunteer in the garden just leave a message here or ring Nick on 07432 092683.

As well as the work days we,ve got some more quiet days and evenings planned:

Thursday April 19th: Quiet Evening with Judith Jessop (7pm for 7.30pm – finishes at 9.30pm)

Saturday 12th May: Quiet day with Judith Jessop (10am for 10.30am – finishes at 3pm)

For more information on either of these contact Judith on 0114 231 3518 or e mail: judithjessop@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

 

Holy Week Labyrinth (2)

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Entering the labyrinth

The Holy Week Prayer labyrinth at Yew Lane is now in place, here are some photos (more will be added during the week hopefully) to give a flavour of the prayers and reflections over this week. Please feel free to visit us or leave a prayer on this page.

Palm Sunday Crosses

 

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

New Thursday quiet space

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From 23rd February we’ll be starting with a new regular weekly quiet space at The Cross at Yew Lane. The building and gardens will be open from 10am until 3pm every Thursday and will offer a quiet space for anyone who wants to use it for; prayer, relaxation, reading, studying or even a quick nap!

Each session will be hosted by someone from the team at Yew Lane, and it will also be possible to book times to meet with someone from the new Listening Service based in Parson Cross with PXI. At 12.30pm there’ll be chance to enjoy some more hospitality and share some soup and bread with each and enjoy some shared time together. Keep watching for more information.