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
Share in singing songs from a variety of sources, including the Taize and Iona Communities.
We will share in unaccompanied singing in four parts, enabling us to tune in to the joys and sorrows of life as we repeat the songs. The evening session will be led by Jill, Nick, Mark & Gill, who regularly sing these songs, and who led a session at Yew earlier this year. We will learn the songs by ear – so no musical experience is needed. The evening runs from 7pm until 9pm and is open to everyone (church goers and non church goers alike).
There is no charge and refreshments will be provided, for more information contact Judith on: 0114 231 3518
As the last of summer disappears into our memory and the first signs of Autumn begin to emerge – it’s another good time to take time out and reflect and be still with God. As such, as well as the regular Thursday “Resting room” and “Space to Grow” sessions, we’ve also arrange a couple of quiet times:
Saturday 15th September: Quiet Day from 10.00am til 3pm
Thursday 27th September: Prayer Spiral from 7pm till 8.30pm
Both sessions are free, but for those who can afford we ask for a donation to cover costs. Refreshments will be available.
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)
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.
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
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: email@example.com