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Download the Sacrament of Reconciliation ¶ The Gathering In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Lord Jesus, who came to reconcile sinners, welcomes all who are penitent. Grace, mercy and peace be with you and also with you. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1.8,9 The priest and penitent say together Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences. Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin. Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51.1,2,11 ¶ Confession and Counsel The Lord be in your heart and on your lips that you may truly and humbly confess your sins. The penitent makes confession of sins in his or her own words, beginning Almighty God, long-suffering and of great goodness: I confess to you, I confess with my whole heart my neglect and forgetfulness of your commandments, my wrong doing, thinking, and speaking; the hurts I have done to others, and the good I have left undone. In particular I confess [since my last confession in … / in this my ﬁrst confession] … O God, for these, and all other sins that I cannot now remember, […]
1. “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23: 34) (1:07) Forgiveness is terribly easy to ask from others, and yet so very hard to give from ourselves. As Our Lord was nailed to the instrument of his passion, he spoke asking the Father’s forgiveness, whilst he freely forgave them himself, for as St. John repeatedly notes: “I am in the Father and the Father is in me”. Forgiveness is at the heart of the Gospel: at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, Christ calls for repentance, metanoia to herald the Kingdom of God. His whole ministry is to seek to reconcile God and his creation once more, and the route to that reconciliation is forgiveness: The woman accused of adultery was told “go, and sin no more” (John 8:11), the paralysed man lowered through the roof told that “his sins were forgiven” (Mark 2:5), and the woman who anointed Our Lord’s feet was given the same dispensation (Luke 7:48): “your sins are forgiven”: simple words, such power, such authority. We pray that we too may be forgiven, for our manifold sins. Forgiveness is part of God’s grace and is freely given, if we but have the courage to ask for it. We pray that we may also forgive: “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”. It is not only those who bear hammer and nails against us whom we need to forgive; but those whose offenses are in comparison, quite small. “How many […]
DATA PRIVACY NOTICE The Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) of S. Mary the Virgin, Bickleigh and S. Edward, King & Martyr, Shaugh Prior 1. Your personal data – what is it? Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). 2. Who are we? The PCC of the parishes of S. Mary the Virgin, Bickleigh and S. Edward, King & Martyr, Shaugh Prior is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. 3. How do we process your personal data? Our PCCs complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. We use your personal data for the following purposes: – To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public living in, or worshipping at our Churches within the Parishes of Bickleigh & Shaugh Prior; To administer membership records; To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity; To manage our employees and volunteers; To maintain our own […]
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We are holding a quiet day on Saturday 8th April (the day before Palm Sunday) from 10am to 4pm at the Violet Evelyn Hall Buckfast Abbey TQ11 0EE This quiet day is open to all and costs just £5. There is a separate dining area for us, so bring your own lunch. As numbers become clear, we can arrange car-shares etc. The day will include a couple of talks/reflections, opportunities for quiet prayer in and around the beautiful grounds, a series of creative rituals for Holy Week, culminating in a creative Eucharist All are welcome – from all parishes, traditions and backgrounds To express your interest/book a place Payment can be made via Paypal from here if you wish (a small booking fee applies to cover the costs) Payment can be made via Paypal from here if you wish (a small booking fee applies to cover the costs)
There is also a Requiem at 9.30am in the morning at S. Mary the Virgin Bickleigh for those who do not wish to come out at night. Names to be added to the list to Fr. Simon firstname.lastname@example.org please.
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A safe space for blokes to get together over a pint, a (cheap) curry and talk about life, the universe and everything. Beer, Bible & Balti meet during term times at the Lopes Arms, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 9BD from 7pm We chat about everything from politics, football and who’s going to front Top Gear through to discussions about evil, the challenge of living well and living faithfully, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. It’s easygoing and non-threatening and many people just like to hang out with a pint and listen. You’re not going to have a single perspective shoved down your throat and especially not Jesus because all viewpoints are valued and respected. We don’t think there are enough spaces where we can speak uninhibitedly about things that matter, as well as a lot of tosh. You are welcome to join us. For more info please email: email@example.com or follow on Twitter: @BBBalti or simply turn up. [ready_google_map id=’5′]
Meditation: Easter 7 What you do matters. It may not feel much like it, as you drag yourself from Sunday to Sunday, out to this place to sing hymns, hear Scripture and then return to the fields and plains, the town and city of your life, your family, your work. And yet it matters. Why? Because it’s true. Because of your worship, prayer and witness to the love of Jesus makes a difference in this world, empowered by prayer, emboldened by faith. It is prayer that we should think of today: our prayer, frail as it may be, and the prayer of Jesus, praying for us. Our Gospel today offers a powerful opportunity to see prayer in unity. We are, in our Gospel, brought back on the night of Maundy Thursday, when Jesus gathers his disciples around him for a final meal. He washes their feet, setting an example for them. He shares the first Eucharist with them and then gives them a commandment to love another. And then he tries to prepare them for his departure. In some ways, it’s an impossible task. The disciples can’t comprehend what is happening; perhaps they can’t even hear him through their confusion and fear. And so when he has said all that they can bear, he promises them that the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will come to them, remind them of what he’s said, and lead them into all truth. And then he does one more thing. He prays for them. The prayer is complex enough, even […]