The course offered a wonderfully spiritual and reflective opportunity of experiencing some beautiful forms of worship including Healing and Wholeness, Lectio Divina, Praying with the Rosary, Compline and Benediction - some of which had not been seen at St Saviour’s for many decades.
Sacristy equipment including a monstrance, a pyx and decorated humeral veil were retrieved from the dusty basement and cupboards. The space for worship in the nave and the chancel were transformed creatively to enable a calming atmosphere enhanced by the use of candlelight and reflective music.
Others enjoyed learning about the history of the different forms of worship, in particular those in the Catholic Tradition, and then enjoyed putting it into practice. Many said how the course has assisted them to deepen their daily prayer lives and to strengthen their relationship with God.
People were keen to repeat a number of the sessions and for these to be held on a midweek evening during Lent and at other points during 2013. On behalf of all the attendees, I extend my sincere thanks to Fr Matthew for devising such a splendid course and to Fr John Hicks, Fr Gareth Bevan and Fr Victor Stock for their assistance with the sessions.