Holding the Silence

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A simple daily office to say at any time,
& also live-streamed on YouTube on

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 12noon.

  • When

    Pray at any time, & live-streamed on YouTube Wednesday to Friday at 12noon.

  • Where

    Pray wherever suits you best. You might be at home with the liturgy sheets, or listening to the YouTube recording on your daily commute.

  • Other information

    Prior to the Covid-19 lockdowns, we gathered once a month for a time of shared silence following the 11am Sunday Eucharist (usually around 1pm). We hope to start those meetings again in 2022 and will update this page.

  • You can pray the office at any time of the day, and there are special prayers for Morning, Noon, Evening and Night.

    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. Some people use it as a personal prayer practice at a time of day that suits them; some people join the YouTube livestream or watch the recordings; some people pray it in groups together.

    It 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 posted daily on our church twitter and Facebook accounts. The office includes an invitation to hold a time of silence after the readings.

    After streaming these sessions we save them to our Holding the Silence playlist for two weeks so that you can watch them at a time which suits you.

    Liturgy Sheets

    We use 2 pieces of paper:
    – a Seasonal Sheet (which lasts for the length of the church season)
    – a Daily Readings sheet (which has a fortnight’s worth of daily readings on).

    Select documents

    Seasonal Sheets

    Daily Readings

    Seasonal Sheet for Epiphany

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    Daily Readings – 2 January – 15 January 2022

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    Daily Readings – 16 January – 29 January 2022

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