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Simply Living: the Melanesian Mission in the UK

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Friday 3 May 2013

Exhausted by the  busyness of London?
Need to adjust your priorities?
Want to rediscover balance and peace?
Then put the week of Monday 27 May to Monday 3 June in your diary now!
You have a unique chance to be touched by members of the Melanesian Mission as they pray, sing, dance, teach and share the simplicity of their community life with Londoners.

Drawn from across the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, and belonging to one of the most economically deprived yet spiritually rich parts of the world, they invite you to join them …
Monday 27 May 
9.00pm Sung Night Prayer 

Tuesday 28 May 
8.00am Sung Morning Prayer (John Keble)
9.30am Bible Study (John Keble)
9.30pm Sung Night Prayer (John Keble)

Wednesday 29 May
8.00am Sung Morning Prayer (John Keble)
8.30am Breakfast (John Keble)
9.30am Bible Study (John Keble)
10.30am Pilgrimage to St Alban’s Abbey
Email if you would like to join this: bring your own packed lunch; return to Mill Hill by mid-afternoon
9.30pm Sung Night Prayer  (John Keble)                                             

Thursday 30 May
8.00am Sung Morning Prayer (John Keble)
9.30am Bible Study (John Keble)
1.00pm Lunchbreak: a service of Reflection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, “Living the Beatitudes” with music and sharing from the Melanesian Mission team.
Friday 31 May
8.00am Morning Prayer (John Keble)
9.30am Bible Study (John Keble)
8.00pm Evening Prayer
8.30pm Living the Beatitudes 
Question and Answer session, ending with late night worship, short reflection and Simply Living Sleep-over

Saturday 1 June 
7.30am Sung Morning Prayer, in preparation for
Retreat Day at John Keble Church

Simply Living: A Message of Peace

If you would like to join this day please email to reserve a place. 
There is a suggested donation of not less than £5 towards  expenses which include drinks during the day and a barbecue in the evening; bring your own sandwich lunch.
9.30am Eucharist 
Presider and Preacher: Rt Revd Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College
10.00am First theme: Making Peace through Social Justice
The Melanesian Mission team
Tea or coffee
12.00pm Drama: The Prodigal Son 
The Melanesian Mission team
1.00pm Sandwich Lunch
2.00pm Second theme: Making Peace through Prayer 
Rt Revd Rowan Williams
3.30pm Time for recreation and/ or sports
5.00pm Evening Prayer
with address on Third theme: Making Peace with the Environment 
Br Clark, Minister General, Society of St Francis.
After 6.30pm Barbecue with panpipe music from the Melanesian team
9.00pm Sung Night Prayer

Sunday 2 June
8.30am Morning Prayer (John Keble)
9.30am Parish Eucharist  (John Keble)
led by the Melanesian Mission team
6.30pm  Thanksgiving  Eucharist for the Simply Living Mission at St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square,  Preacher Brother Clark Berge SSF, followed by a party in St Martin’s Hall with panpipes
Any wishing to attend should please email or

Monday 3 June 
8.00am Morning Prayer (St Martin-in-the Fields)
12.00pm Celebration of Holy Communion with the Simply Living Team in Canterbury Cathedral