Diocese of Newcastle

Praying the Liturgy

Start date
26 Oct 2019, 10 a.m.
End date
26 Oct 2019, 3:15 p.m.
St Mary's Church, Belford

For many Christians, being part of liturgy is our main way of placing ourselves in God's presence and opening our hearts and wills to him.LITURGY - literally - is what we do and forms who we are.The liturgy may be Eucharistic, or scriptural or 'informal' but when God's people come together , we open ourselves to every sort of potential graces

  • through the teaching we receive
  • in the atmosphere of worship and being with each other
  • in what that happens when our personal world with all its joys and sorrows meets with God's timelessness and grace

In this day we will consider how in our worship, we can engage further with the resources available to us and be more open to the Spirit; also how better preparation will sharpen our perception and discernment will facilitate our wills to 'live and work to your praise and glory'.


10.00 Coffee

10.15 Talk

11.15 Breakout groups

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Questions and conversation

14.00 A commentated Eucharist

14.45 Final comments/questions

15.15 Depart


The day will be led by Bishop Stephen Platten, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle.Bishop Stephen, a former Dean of Norwich and Bishop of Wakefield, has been Chair of the Liturgical Commission and of 'Hymns A & M' - the company that publishes not only the famous hymn book but also The Church Times, the liturgical works of Church House Publishing and all books under the imprint of SCM Press and The Canterbury Press.Stephen now lives in Berwick.

Date & Venue:

Saturday 26 October. Our day will be held in St Mary's Church, Belford, making use of their facilities (including the lift if required) to their Gallery, with the Eucharist in the body of the Church.We are grateful to the Vicar and Churchwardens for making this space available.

Cost and booking:

We ask for a contribution for the day of £10 (but contact us if that presents problems).We do need you to book and pay in advance, through the Revd Lyn Phillips.

lyn.phillipsuk@gmail.com07702 022501

10 Northumberland Ave., Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1JZ

£10 per person: please make cheques payable to North Northumberland Spirituality Network.