A Growing Church in a Growing Town

We would like to encourage the church to join in daily prayers with our ministers Lorna and Rob, joining in the Celtic Daily Prayer format from the Northumbria Community.

The full prayers including the scripture readings for the day are available from the Northumbria Community’s website:

The Daily Office – Morning, Midday and Evening Prayer – is at the core of the life of the Northumbria Community. A regular cycle of daily prayers constitutes the essential rhythm of life around which other activities can take their proper place.

In this respect the Community follows the rich tradition of monastic communities through the centuries. At the Nether Springs, the mother house of the Community, the Office is said or sung at set times in the chapel; when companions in the Community meet together, saying the Office can be a routine part of the meeting; and individuals and families can use it in their homes as part of daily life.

The Office can be said anywhere, but, for Morning and Evening Prayer, it is recommended that a quiet place, as free from interruptions as possible, is chosen. Our lives are usually too full of noise, so this is the ideal moment of the day to experience real silence.