Holding the Silence: St James's daily prayer material
Over ten years ago, we launched Holding the Silence – a simple daily office with an invitation for everyone to join in as and when they could. The office has a seasonal pattern, with a weekly collect and two daily readings - one from scripture and a second taken from a broader range of spiritual reading. The short second reading is tweeted daily on our church twitter account @stjpiccadilly
The office includes an invitation to hold a time of silence after the readings.
You can pray the office at any time of the day, and there are special prayers for Morning, Noon, Evening and Night.
On Monday to Friday at 12 noon, we pray the office online on our YouTube channel here. Those videos are then stored on our YouTube channel so people can watch them at whichever time of day suits them best.
Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, we gathered once a month for a time of shared silence and the opportunity to share thoughts and reflections on our life together and experiences of sharing the office in this way. We met following the 11am Eucharist (usually around 1pm) on the first Sunday of the month. We will update this page when those meetings start again.