Our latest edition of the parish magazine, ‘The Link’, is now available on our publications page. Happy reading!
Have you always wanted to know more about our Parish Council? You can satisfy your longing on the new page on this very site – “Parish Profiles’.
We have a public Facebook page. You can access it here: https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdAnglicanChurchPlympton/
GOOD SHEPHERD AFTER HOURS
Exploring Sacred Space on Saturdays
Good Shepherd Anglican Church (13 Clayton Avenue, Plympton) explores pathways into Sacred Space starting at 5:30 pm each Saturday. Church opens at 4:45 pm for rehearsal and other preparation.
The 4 (or 5) Saturdays in each month follow the same pattern: first Saturday, a traditional liturgy; second Saturday, silence; third Saturday, a contemplation through meditation and music; fourth Saturday, a meal; fifth Saturday, make a suggestion…
Exploring sacred repetition (first Saturday of each month)
The traditional Anglican service of Evensong asks that “we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest on [God’s] eternal changelessness”. Take time to wonder on this fleeting world and Cosmic changelessness in a gentle, reflective service based on Evensong
Exploring sacred silence (second Saturday of each month) Find sacred space in silence using:
- Meditation-guides available in the church;
- Meditative material you might bring with you;
- Individual prayer;
- Exploration of church and garden; or
- Quiet conversation over refreshments available in Garden Room
Exploring sacred contemplation (third Saturday of each month)
Fill all your senses at this candle-lit contemplation through meditation and music in the style of Taizé. Bring voices and instruments – scores and song books available
Exploring sacred relationships (fourth Saturday of each month) Sharing a meal: a journey into sacred space through enjoying hospitality
- Meeting others and introducing ourselves over a simple meal
- Basic food provided – bring dishes to share when you wish
Singing, Praying, Sharing, Exploring, Eating, Searching, and Discovering at Good Shepherd
Lent is finishing and the church is decorated in preparation for the Palm Sunday procession. Easter here we come!
There was great excitement at the commissioning of our new vicar this week. A large number of locals and guests gathered to warmly welcome Michael and wife Carol to the parish and we eagerly embrace this next phase of our parish life.