We’re again in lockdown. The Cathedral is open for private prayer and livestreaming, but there is no public worship or gathering. Our activities will continue, however, online. And we’d love to invite you to join in, to support one another, to learn together, and keep in touch.
But we’d really love to encourage you to join in daily Morning Prayer at 9am on Zoom. There’s quite a community gathering around these moments – and we’d love to see that community grow and include new people. One of the great things is that you can join in these services from afar – and we regularly have people from as far away as Sidmouth and London.
And especially for those without computers, each Fridays at 10.30am, Canon Cate Edmonds hosts a simple Service of the Word on the phone, with contributions from a range of people, a couple of hymns, and a short address. It only takes a moment, so why not give it a go. Ring 03306060403, then when asked key in 484444#
Do get in touch if you are in need of support or know of someone else who would value our care. Contact: [email protected] or 07906 249132.
The Pastoral Care Team has concentrated on connecting with those members of our community who do not have internet access in recent weeks; we are better placed this lockdown to make these connections, having created a list of those in this position. But we’re delighted to hear from any who would like to get in touch.
Each week on Zoom
Do join one of our – now weekly – Zoom meet ups. We have some simple instructions on how to join.
Sundays at 11.00am
Coffee and Chat
A chance to get together with others after the morning Eucharist for conversation and fellowship.
Meeting ID: 732 5358 6706 Passcode: 270422
Mondays at 1.00pm, hosted by Howard Moffat
Prayers for Healing
The regular Prayers for Healing group, bringing the needs of our world and community to God. We’re sending this link – and emailing the service sheet – to members of our community who ask. Please email [email protected] for an invitation.
Tuesdays at 8.00pm, hosted by Clare Bryden
Lectio Divina Group
Lectio Divina, or divine reading, is an ancient form of praying with Scripture. We listen to the Bible with the “ear of the heart”, with the aim of nourishing and deepening our relationship with God. We’ll be using the Gospel reading for the day. Please see this leaflet for more information about what to expect.
Meeting ID: 940 4683 2921
Living in Love and Faith
We had really well attended sessions to introduce these conversations around sexuality, identity, and relationships on 3 February. We’d love to encourage you to do three things:
- To explore the resources more on the LLF website, and to get the books – the main volume and ‘The Course’ – both of which are available from the Cathedral Shop
- To sign up to the Cathedral LLF mailing list, so that we can keep you in touch with developments this year, particularly with opportunities to take part in the conversations. Email [email protected]
- Plan to join one of the groups that will meet during Lent, or Summer, or Autumn. Details of groups during Lent will be available in the coming days, and you can apply to join on the same email address.
Our Telegram Group has around 60 members and is a gentle means of keeping in touch with people during the lockdown. It’s easy to use; just download the Telegram messenger app for computer or phone and sign up. If I have your mobile phone number in my contacts, I should be notified that you’ve joined and will invite you to join the group. If I don’t make this invitation, do send an email to Canon Chris Palmer and he will be pleased to add you.