Advent 2021

Weekly Advent Group

Advent 2021



There’s a weekly Advent Group on Wednesdays during December: 1st, 8th ,15th and 22th from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, studying the book Music of Eternity: meditations for Advent with Evelyn Underhill by Robin Wrigley-Carr. The sessions are being co-led by Br Joseph Emmanuel and Toby on Zoom: click here for a linkMeeting ID: 999 9176 2911 | Passcode: 836069. To share in the group please buy a copy of the book in advance and read the Prologue and Part 1 Welcoming God’s Coming (pp1-42 for the first meeting). An e-copy is available

Advent Quiet Morning

There’s an Advent Quiet Morning on Thursday 16th December at 10am in St Mary's

Zoom Link

Click here for the Zoom link | Meeting ID: 999 9176 2911 | Passcode: 836069

Even if you are not able to join the group you may like to read the book, and there are questions and prayers for your reflection in it as well, so it can still work well.

More about the book from the Prologue: “Advent and the run-up to Christmas can be a noisy, busy frenzy of shopping and social events that drown out any gentle preparation for the coming of the Christ-child. This may also be a time when our thoughts turn to loved ones we have lost…Whatever the pain the Christmas season might amplify for us, Evelyn invites us to have ‘a little touch of Eternity’ in amongst the rush….And as we strain to hear that music of Eternity and give ourselves as participants in God’s Eternal song, we may echo the beautiful words of John Donne, ‘I shall be made Your music – as I come.’”

To Join

If you would like to attend then - if possible - please email toby@witneyparish.org.uk in advance.

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