This year is of course like no other, and the Feast of Corpus Christi has to be celebrated without partaking in the Eucharist within church. In this short devotional video on the theme of Corpus Christi (below), the Bishop of Fulham speaks powerfully of the vital role the Blessed Sacrament has in our spiritual lives. The film is a joint initiative between The Society and the Church Union and was made in accordance with the Government guidelines in place during the pandemic. It is the final film in a series of eight such films, covering the themes of Holy Week, Easter, Our Lady, Pentecost, praying for the dead and, now, Corpus Christi.
READ MARK, learn and inwardly digest
Chester Cathedral would like to invite you to join in with a course for 12 weeks at 1.10 -2pm on Wednesdays starting on 13 May and concluding on 5 August.
Clergy from around the diocese, including Bishop Keith Sinclair will talk about sections of Mark’s gospel each week and will take us through the whole gospel.
There are two ways you can join in
- You can join the sessions live on Wednesdays at 1.10pm on Zoom and ask questions of the speaker. If you would like an invitation to be present please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with READ MARK in the subject line, and you will be sent the link to enable you to connect for 1.10pm.
- You can watch the sessions on YouTube after they have been recorded on the Cathedral’s Official YouTube channel here – or via links that will be published below.
Read Mark: Session 1/12 – click here to view.
Read Mark: Session 2/12 – click here to view.
Read Mark: Session 3/12 – click here to view.
Read Mark: Session 4/12 – click here to view.
Read Mark: Session 5/12 – click here to view.
You will find it helpful to bring a version of Mark’s gospel for the session.
The speakers are following the sections from here, and some will use the material whilst others may refer to it. You may wish to read it beforehand or afterwards or simply listen to the speakers.
We look forward to joining with you in, ‘READING MARK, learn and inwardly digest’ this summer.
Update from St. Peter’s
Although many churches will be opening for private prayer this week, we unfortunately will not be able to at the moment. This is because the kitchen and toilet areas are being upgraded to provide much better facilities for everyone when we do reopen. We’ll keep you posted on works and any plans to reopen. In the meantime, we have a list of online resources you may find helpful.