OPEN TABLE, the monthly service for Liverpool’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) community at St Bride’s, held its first Retreat Day last weekend.
Twelve regular participants in the Open Table service came together at the Cenacle Convent in Liverpool for a time of reflection on where we have come from as individuals and what it mean to be an LGBT Christian.
10am Morning Worship
1pm Narcotics Anon
6.30pm Evening Worship/Meditation
8.30am Morning Prayer
10am MRANG Support for Women asylum seekers
1.30pm St Bride’s Gallery
6pm The iChoir. Singing, confidence and fun!
9am Morning Prayer followed by coffee
10am Wardens work party
12.30pm Alcoholics Anon
5.30pm Mindful Movement
6.05pm Tea Break
6.15pm Christian Meditation
12.30pm Hope+ Foodbank
7.30pm Homeless Food Project
10am Red Cross Asylum Drop-in
6pm Reflect on the Week (refreshments 5.30pm)
1pm St Bride’s Gallery
The next unit of “Living the Questions”, a popular DVD series which explores the ideas of Progressive Christianity, will begin on Thursday 9th October, meetings at 8pm at the Vicarage. Please email Guy (email@example.com) if you are interested.
LAST YEAR, on the St Bride’s pilgrimage to Bardsey Island, I led night prayer each evening based on the spiritual practice known as the Examen, created by Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. From this came the request to offer this practice regularly at St Bride’s, in the form of a guided meditation to reflect on the week.
I use a beautifully simple version of this reflection, taken from a book called Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life by Dennis and Sheila Linn and Dennis’ brother, Fr. Matthew Linn S.J.
Blog Posting by Jon Jelfs
There are a growing number of people who think that spiritual awakening is a necessary prelude to the transformation of the world that many of us seek. At the heart is worship. This may sound a surprising thing to say?
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