Welcome to The Annunciation, Brighton
This week's message
I first visited S. Patrick’s Hove in 1992 while training for the priesthood. I and a fellow ordinand were sent there to witness the special form of worship in the round introduced by the vicar, Fr. Alan Sharpe. Outside the perimeter of the circle of worshippers lay ragged figures in various states of sleep or intoxication, giving out the odd groan worthy of S. Paul’s description of the Holy Spirit praying within us. These were of course the homeless of Fr. Alan’s famous night shelter. It was an unforgettable experience and I rejoice that dear old S. Patrick’s (recently in danger of closure) is now in the hands of the Jesuit ecumenical movement Chemin Neuf. In charge locally is Tim Watson (an Anglican priest) and his wife Kate (a Roman Catholic). We welcome Fr. Tim as our guest preacher today. He is also (like the best of the clergy) a jazz musician and has written a Mass setting called Kind of Bluecharist with the words set to the music of Miles Davis’s famous album. It is my dream that it might be sung here before I go……….. Fr Michael
Listen Again to the sermon for Sunday 19th June 2016)
Dates for your Diary
August 24th - 10am to 11:30. Join us for a morning of craft, sories and creative play.