BR RAYMOND CHRISTIAN – REST IN PEACE – POSTED 29 APRIL 2021
Sad news from Alnmouth Friary about Br Raymond Christian who died yesterday. He has many people who loved him from his time at Hilfield Friary and in the many other houses he lived who will miss him dearly.
CLIMATE SUNDAY – POSTED 29 APRIL 2021
At our Climate Sunday Service we celebrated the diverse and complex world that God gifted to us. Then we lamented what we are doing to our common home. We ended the service with a rainbow and a pledge –
Enough Climate Change
We pledge to acknowledge our part in climate change and to persevere in calling for change in our institutions and leaders.
We pledge to be satisfied with what we have and be grateful and generous people.
We pledge to be a living example of equity and inclusion, and a powerful advocate for justice and sharing.
All churches are being encouraged to hold a Climate Sunday service between now and the beginning of COP26 in November – helping to equip us to address the issue as part of our discipleship and mission. Have you organised yours yet?
CELBRATING THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE THIRD ORDER – POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2021
May the power of your love, Lord Christ,
fiery and sweet as honey,
so absorb our hearts
as to withdraw them from all that is under heaven.
Grant that we may be ready
to die for love of your love,
as you died for love of our love. Amen
To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Third Order by St Francis, Heather Hall TSSF commissioned Adrian Green (a lay clerk at Portsmouth Cathedral) to set the words of the Absorbeat to music. She asked that the setting was meditative and could be sung by a competent Parish Church choir. In response to Heather’s commission Adrian chose to set the text for sixteen voices and it was recorded by a group of singers in the summer. It may be heard on Youtube by clicking on the link: https://youtu.be/e7WRIc8n7UI (Adrian Green maintains copyright of the typeset and music file).