Congratulations Sophie! Baptised at St Bride’s on Sunday
St Luke’s - The Flowered-Out Church
Hurray! St Luke’s is open again (temporarily at least).
Sunday saw the official launch of Jason Dy’s installation ‘Flores de Mayo’. Jason is a Filipino Jesuit priest and artist, studying at Liverpool Hope. He is seeking to bring together Filipino communities in Liverpool and around the UK by celebrating their religious traditions and culture. In the Philippines the month of May is a celebration of the Virgin Mary, whose devotion has a special place in Filipino worship. Jason has brought this tradition to the ‘Bombed out Church’ by placing some 200 bamboo ‘stems’ in a regular pattern throughout the nave area garden. Jason said that he chose bamboo to symbolise the flexibility and resilience of the Filipino people as well as their humility. Each person who entered St Lukes over the last week has been given a fabric sunflower to place on one of the stems and the garden is now full of nodding yellow flowerheads .
It’s a lovely sight – it inspired us at Ruach-Blessing as we practised, a glimpse of the sun even on a grey day.
Come along and see for yourselves: St. Luke’s is open Thursday to Sunday afternoons – weather permitting. Ruach-Blessing is a moving meditation practice led by Ruth which happens every Thursday lunchtime, 1 – 2 pm.
Watch this space for more info on how you can join in saving St Luke’s for the people of Liverpool.
Big Morning Tea at St Bride’s Sunday 22nd June 11.15am
Many will remember Lyn Murray, who worshipped at St Stephen’s and St Dunstan’s for many years, and passed away suddenly almost a year ago. Lyn was a cancer survivor and a tireless fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care. In honour of Lyn we’re holding a “Blooming Great Tea Party” after the morning service on Sunday 22nd June.
We’ll be serving tea and cake and asking for donations. All money raised will go to Marie Curie Cancer Cares in memory of Lyn. You can also help by baking a cake and bring it on the day.
If you can bring cake please email Warren: email@example.com. Parishioners from St Stephen’s and St Dunstan’s are also invited. Look forward to seeing you then.
Lecture at St Bride’s
On Monday 7th July 7pm, at St Bride’s, our very own Rev Ruth Stock will give a lecture entitled “A Post-Evangelical Perspective on Evangelism”. All are welcome, tea and coffee available before the lecture.