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Responding to Violence


12:30 - 14:30
May 1st 2019

Led by Rev Peter Owen Jones we come together to share the Eucharist. In the appalling aftermath of the violence in Sri Lanka and the ongoing threat of violence, we come together in our shock, in our outrage, in our grief. Please join us in holding in prayer the Christians in Sri Lanka and across our world who are experiencing violent persecution

For more information contact Jane Morton on 0207 496 1610 or jane.morton@stethelburgas.org

For this Month’s fellowship we are led by the Rev. Peter Owen Jones, broadcaster and Vicar of Firle, Glynde and Beddingham.

The massacre in Sri Lanka and the ongoing threat of violence is appalling. Any response from a distance can seem stilted. This is an invitation to join in prayer and to share the service of the Eucharist, holding in our hearts all those for whom this is the present reality.

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is consecrated for Christian worship. Our Christian Fellowship meets on the first Wednesday  of the month for Holy Communion at 12:30 pm, followed by a discussion at 1:15pm. Members are invited to pray regularly for our work and to become peacemakers and agents for reconciliation in their own lives.

All are welcome; whether you work nearby and would like to explore faith away from the office one lunch time, to individuals and groups from local churches.  You are most welcome to come and can drop in at any time during the event.  If you would like further information about the service or to ask questions, please feel free to contact jane.morton@stethelburgas.org.  After the service, we will create a space to explore through discussion the role of faith in the peacemaking in our lives, facilitated by our chaplains.

The Church of England has an open table, if you are would rather not take communion please do not hesitate in coming for a blessing or to sit and pray in your seat.  We use a simple liturgy.  The service will include readings and an address from our Chaplain.