Renewing Parish Worship

The Westcott Foundation seminar on Wednesday 25th November will explore ideas for the renewal of worship in the parish church, and how the Eucharist in particular can be a focus for teaching, reflection, discipleship, and creativity.  There are still places available, so please contact us asap if you would like to attend.  Due to the nature of the day, it is possible to attend single sessions if you are not able to commit to the whole day.

The presenters for the day:

Chris Chivers (principal of Westcott House, and former precentor at Westminster Abbey and Cape Town Cathedral, and former Canon Chancellor at Blackburn Cathedral)

Jan Payne (Bishop of Ely’s adviser on Church Music, professional musician and music teacher, former director of Ely Octagon Singers)

Ally Barrett (Tutor for the Westcott Foundation, former parish priest and children’s minister)

10.00     COFFEE and registration

10.15     Session 1
Introduction: theological reflection on the Eucharist in the Parish church.
Preaching the Eucharist
Teaching the Eucharist

11.15     COFFEE

11.30     Session 2
Renewing music in the parish – whatever your resources
Music for the Eucharist
Case study: Passion – using music and poetry in liturgy

12.30     LUNCH

1.30        Session 3
Planning and leading All Age Eucharistic Worship
Case study: whole-church transformation
Children and communion

2.30        COFFEE

2.45        Session 4
This is our story, this is our song: writing for the liturgy