New Prayer Meeting at St Edmund’s

The “Light of Christ” prayer meeting has found a new venue at St Edmund’s. We hope to meet each Wednesday commencing 14th July in the main hall and are so grateful for the wonderful welcome from Fr. Stephen, who knows us well, and the parish team.

For many years we have met in the parish of Our Lady and St Philip Neri, Sydenham, which is why many will know us as the “Sydenham” prayer group. However, due to changing circumstances in the parish it’s time for us to move on. We see this as a new beginning and are so pleased to be coming to Beckenham especially as we have links with the parish. In 2019 we helped with the successful Life in the Spirit Seminars held here, which were so blessed. Pope Francis has called for Life in the Spirit Seminars in all parishes. Could there be another course of these life changing seminars in the parish?

Although there are many regulars coming to the prayer meeting each week, all are welcome. We begin with praise and worship at 7.45pm followed by a lively celebration of Mass at 8.00pm. Throughout the month there is a changing programme after Mass, which includes Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with individual prayer offered by our ministry team, informal prayer and praise, sharing and ministry in small groups, Adoration with quiet praise and opportunities for prayer and scripture reading, Lectio Divina and fellowship nights. There are also teaching nights from time to time.

We find this an enriching and faith building experience. There will be leaflets with more details about us and what we do in the church porch and each week there will be a notice of what’s on offer the following week. Why not come along and meet us.

Fr. Stephen will be celebrating our first Mass on the 14th July. Please put it in your diary and come along to welcome us into this vibrant and busy parish. For further information ring me on 07982 999 319 or email me

Tom Caluori

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