Holding the Silence

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12noon on YouTube for 30mins, with the readings and prayers available for people to say at any time.
First Sunday of each month at 1.05pm in the church. A chance to gather, share some silence, share some reflections.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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    Seasonal Sheets

    Daily Readings

    Daily Office for Advent 2023

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    Daily Office for Ordinary Time 2023

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    Daily Redaings – 26 November – 9 December

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