Special Services (online resources)
While physical 5Folds Services have been suspended in line with the Church of England's ongoing guidance, several special events have had livestreams...
2020 Good Friday: Retelling the story, reflecting with Psalm 22, and with music
Three video playlist: we suggest you watch this at home between 12 and 3pm on Good Friday. This features Pathfinder Church Northstowe reading the story of Good Friday from MAtthew's Gospel (chapter 27, THE VOICE), a reading of Psalm 22 (the lament Jesus prayed from the cross) concluding with a powerful oboe lament Canon by Jan Payne), and a final song written by Sam Hargreaves / RESOUNDworship.org, called The Stone. https://www.resoundworship.org/song/the_stone
2020 Maundy Thursday Visual and Poetic Reflective Service
(4 video playlist, lasting 35 mins. Do have water, bread, wine, and candles ready....)
Simon's Maundy Thursday Video
2020 Palm Sunday Passion Reading
Watch a (3 min) reading of the story behind Palm Sunday...
... or The Full Matthean Passion, telling the story that Christians around the world are commemorating this week. The story of Holy Week. This 30 mins video was recorded by Pathfinder Church Northstowe in isolation. The text comes from THE VOICE translation of the Bible Matthew 21:1-17 and Matthew 25-27 The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved. - Visit the Pathfinder Church pages to see how to use this video in the context of a wider worship-at-home setting...
Mother's Day Runaways (March 22nd)
Mother’s Day Runaways is for those who find Mother’s Day difficult, offering a safe space to meet with God and be reminded that you’re not alone.
Whatever your story, whether you’re grieving the loss of a mother, the loss of a child, or a baby through miscarriage, whether you’re struggling with infertility or childlessness, singleness or a difficult relationship, whether you never even knew your mother or any other reason why you might find Mother’s Day painful, this quiet, reflective space has been designed with you in mind. We will draw on Saltwater and Honey materials to offer poetry, reflection, and simple activities (including writing names on a tree of remembrance, lighting candles, colouring mindful pictures) all designed to acknowledge the bittersweet emotions surrounding Mother’s Day, offering the space to grieve, teaching us how to lament and inviting the God who loves us into our stories of struggle.