** It’s not too late to join – ignore the 1st September deadline below…
St Joseph’s Parish Prayer & Praise
– everyone welcome!
FIRST and THIRD Tuesday of each month, 8pm on Zoom (see joining details below)
[Sep 1st, 15th. Oct 6th, 20th. Nov 3rd, 17th. Dec 1st, 15th]
Join us for about 40 minutes of prayer, singing, Scripture and reflection in a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We have regularly been joined by people from across the Pastoral Area, Diocese and beyond!
Stay online for a while afterwards if you wish to have a bit of a chat – your choice!
People who’ve come say:
“I thought it was a wonderful experience”
“Thank you for prayer and praise last night – it was lovely to get together as a community and pray – more please!”
“The Praise & Prayer Evening was beautiful and singing with you brought a smile to all our faces “
“Well thought out, prayerful and not too long”
“Really enjoyed learning & praying together like this”
“We both really enjoyed the worship and prayer gathering last night, it was such a blessing”
(ID 813 9830 2271, PW 297397)
Tuesday evenings on Zoom – all welcome!
- Would you like someone to pray with you or for you?
- Are you in need of a listening ear?
- Are you a busy key worker in need of prayer?
If your answer to any of these is “Yes”, we invite you to make use of our diocese’s new Prayer Support Team
Prayer and listening to God is a vital part of our everyday life, but sometimes it is difficult to pray when we are exhausted or in stressful situations or by ourselves. Our diocese has created a team with experience in both praying with others and in spiritual listening. All of our volunteers are trained in this service and have been through the essential safeguarding training and other requirements. To make use of this free service, all you need to do is fill in a short form on the diocese website requesting a phone call, of 10 – 15 minutes usually.
Additionally, if you are a key worker, you are invited to give us your name and work place and we will pray for you by name each day.
Contact the Prayer Support Team to take up any of these offers
St Joseph’s First Holy Communion children have been busy creating their own Easter Gardens and are delighted to share their photos of these with you.
Well done, everyone – they are great!
Each child has also received a letter and an Easter egg from the parish team.
Stations of the Cross is a traditional devotion for Good Friday.
We have various forms of it on our Stations of the Cross page, including a brand new one especially for children recorded by our own parishioners of St Joseph’s, Christchurch
Proclaim the message of Easter to your neighbours
You are invited to download and print this poster (A4 pdf) and display it in your window for all passers-by to see. (Why not display more than one…?)
Don’t forget that Eastertide lasts for 50 days – from Easter Sunday right up until Pentecost Sunday (31st May this year), so you can keep your poster(s) up all that time.
Image: the photo is of the Sea of Galilee at sunrise, taken on our recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Couldn’t get your usual Holy Week poster from church to display in your window? Here is one we’ve made for you.
Anyone is welcome to download and use it – the copyright of the image is free (as long as the text at the bottom is kept on)
Download poster (A4 pdf)