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WORSHIP AND TEACHING

Prayer sessions:

  • 1st Sunday of the month, 9-10.15am, Bishop Alcock chapel, prayer for victims and survivors of oppression and injustice
  • Prayer vigils and services for the environment

When asked which commandment is the greatest, Jesus replied: ''You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment.And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' (Matthew 22.37-39). Love of neighbour is intrinsic to our worship and teaching.

The basis for our social justice work with people is the parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25.31-46), in which Jesus tells his disciples that those who will be blessed by God, and given an inheritance in God's kingdom, are those who give food and drink to those who are hungry and thirsty, who give hospitality to strangers, who clothe the naked, who care for those who are sick, and who visit those in prison.

We hold a silent prayer session in Bishop Alcock's Chantry Chapel, (with its reredos of the Instruments of the Passion, by John Maddison), between the two morning eucharists every first Sunday of the month (9-10.15am). Information about people in need of prayer is provided, and then left in the Chapel until the following month.

Current prayer resources are available here.

In addition, there is an annual Amnesty International Lecture

During the winter, we have held a monthly prayer vigil for the environment at St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely. The last one currently planned is on March 26, 7.30pm. This will cease between Easter and the summer because we will be holding services with a focus care for the earth as part of the Heaven & Earth Festival.

Current prayer resources are available here.