Monday, 10 December 2012

St Andrews, Edenbridge, programme for 2013

"The Centre" run by the Sisters of St Andrew's near Edenbridge have issued their programme for 2013
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‘The Centre’ will be ceasing its activities from the 30th June 2013
as the Sisters of St. Andrew will eventually be leaving Eden Hall.

Dates for your diary: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013

will be days of Celebration and Thanksgiving for all the blessings that the sisters, the team at the Centre, and all our guests and visitors have received over the last 12 years since ‘the Centre’ had its beginnings.

For further details of the Programme see

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Advent Breathing Space: Visions of the Nativity 1

At St Peter & St Paul, Seal we hold three small scale candlelit contemplative Communion services during Advent.

The theme for these special Advent services this year is "Visions of the Nativity" and the talk in each service will be focussed on a different classic approach to painting the  Christmas story. The first service looked at the image of Jesus as a newborn lying naked on the ground (see the example right by Fra Angelico) while Mary and Joseph kneel in prayer, an image that can seem rather odd to us - who'd leave a baby lying about like that, cold and uncomfortable...?

If you would like to read the talk, it is here on our sermon blog (the next two talks will be posted after they are delivered.) Of course, anyone who wants to is welcome to come along to these services - the next two are on Thurs 13th and 20th Dec at 8pm.