Compline & Stations of the Cross


Compline Night Prayer

2017 Compline Web

We meet on the Second Wednesday of each month except January at 7 pm in the dark of the Church to sing, give thanks, pray, and to reflect on the day that has been in the candlelight.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word, meaning ’completion’ (completorium).

It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.  We also meet to pray Compline in the first few evenings of Holy Week each year.

 

Our Compline themes for Lent and Holy Week are:

Wednesday 21st February – Father forgive them
Wednesday 28th February – Today you will be with me in paradise
Wednesday 7th March – Behold your son, behold your mother
Wednesday 14th March – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me
Wednesday 21st March – I thirst
Monday 26th March – It is finished
Tuesday 27th March – Father, into your hands I commit my spirit
Wednesday 28th March – Take up your cross

Stations of the Cross

2017 Stations of the Cross - Web

Prayerfully walking the Stations of the Cross, either alone or as a group is an ancient Christian devotion that enables us to engage with the suffering of Christ on his journey to Calvary. This devotion is often seen as a small pilgrimage as we journey from station to station.

The fifteen stations focus on the events of Jesus’ journey to the Cross, beginning in the Garden of Gethsemane and ending at the empty tomb. At each station we recall and meditate upon the specific event of the Passion, prayers and reflections are offered and we move together as disciples following in The Way of the Cross.

You are welcome to join us in this liturgy for prayer, reflection, and fellowship. We seek to be a community that journey together in our spiritual growth as we learn and share our lives together, following the Way of the Cross.

The Stations of the Cross are walked in the Church at 6 pm on the first Friday evening of each month (except in January), and on each Friday evening during the season of Lent.