We gather to celebrate the presence of God in worship and prayer.
We aim to be a community in which God’s love is shared,
and to serve Christ among friends and strangers.
Regular Services : Sunday, 10.30, Sung Eucharist
Wednesday, 10.15, Eucharist
Holy Week and Easter Services
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Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(The Collect for the Fifth Sunday in Lent)
The Fifth Sunday in Lent marks the beginning of Passiontide - a time during which contemplation of the cross becomes a more prominent part of our devotion. It was before a cross in the little ruined church of San Damiano (St Damian’s) outside the walls of Assisi, that the young Francis was praying when he heard the words: ‘Francis, go and repair my house’.
The San Damiano crucifix is a remarkable work of art, probably Syrian in origin and certainly displaying signs of the influence of the Eastern tradition of iconography. The figure of Christ is both wounded and strong, upright and resolute; his face looks out at us, the eyes wide open. For illustrations, and further information, click