The service of Morning Prayer is a jewel of the Anglican liturgical tradition. It was derived from the Liturgy of the Hours and weaves together Psalms, Scripture Passages, and Prayers. This is a spoken service with no music. After the conclusion of Morning Prayer, there is a short homily given on the readings followed by a celebration of the Eucharist.
The Holy Eucharist is the primary act of Christian worship. In this service, we sing, hear scripture readings, recite prayers, and partake in the Eucharist. Known in other Christian traditions as Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, or the Mass -- the Eucharist is the Great Thanksgiving and the invocation of God's blessing over Bread and Wine, that for us reveals the mystery of God in Jesus Christ.
On the first Wednesday of every month, a service for healing is held in junction with our Prayer Chain meeting. At this service, you can expect special prayers for healing -- heart, mind, and body.
The Prayer Chain is a group of parishioners who faithfully pray for members of our community. They gather prior to our healing service to provide updates and to assign check-ins for the next month.
One of the great joys of the Anglican choral tradition is in the singing of Evensong. Once restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are lifted, particularly choral singing, we will be bringing this beautiful expression of worship to the Gloucester community.
The services of Evensong will be held periodically , in conjunction with days of religious significance.