2016 Lent Resources
The Rev’d Simon Crook writes in preparation for Lent 2016
As many of you know, I trained at Mirfield Theological College, alongside the Monks at the Monastery. Their services are all very beautiful, and open to the public. I will be going to compline there every Tuesday in Lent, taking with me as many of you as I can persuade. Compline begins at 915pm and lasts only about 20 minutes. We will pick people up from their homes and drop them off as it is quite late.
Please speak to the Vicar, Curate or Church Wardens – there will be a sign up sheet in church
Please add in to the diary/calendar:
Tuesday 16th Feb, Compline at Mirfield, 915pm
Tuesday 23rd Feb, Compline at Mirfield, 915pm
Tuesday 1st March, Compline at Mirfield, 915pm
Tuesday 8th March, Compline at Mirfield, 915pm
Tuesday 15th March, Compline at Mirfield 915pm
Look at Lent through a film. Find the Christ figure or the salvation moment.
Copies of these prayers are available in church.
Read one of the books on offer or the daily readings from ‘Day by Day’.
Over the last couple of year during Lent we have offered contemporary and classical music as a resource by which we may listen and be inspired. Last year a number of tracks were used during evensong to similar effect.
This year there will be a simple Mass based around four different choices of music, chosen by individuals of different tastes and styles.
Each Mass will have space at the different points of the liturgy when we will rest and listen – letting the words and/or music speak to our souls.
Routine” Steven Wilson Hand.Cannot.Erase 2015
Tobiume” Susumu Yokota Sakura 1999
Resurrection” Brian May Back To The Light 1992
For The Love Of God” Steve Vai Passion & Warfare 1990
“Passionflower” Jon Gomm Secrets Nobody Keeps 2013
Messiaen (1908-1992) Dieu Parmi Nous
(God among us) for Grand Organ Jennifer Bate
J S Bach(1685-1750) Final Chorale-St.John Passion
The Monteverdi Choir directed by John Eliot Gardiner
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Slow movementfrom the String Quartet in G minor Quartetto Italiano
John TAVENER(1945-2014) Song for Athene
Choir of St John’s College,Cambridge, dir Chistopher Robinson
Hide Me in the Bosom”Jools Holland/The Blind Boys of Alabama
Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
All That You Have is Your Soul” Tracy Chapman
“Rescue Me” Breabach “The Desperate Battle of the Birds” 2010
Now is the Cool of the Day” Coope Boyes & Simpson
Awkward Annie” Kate Rusby
Eejit” Blazin’ Fiddles