An invitation to join with Bishop Graham for night prayer via Zoom
15 May 2020
The Bishop of Norwich is inviting everyone across the diocese to join him at 9pm each evening between Ascension Day and Pentecost in a virtual Compline service.
Together with millions of other Christians around the world we will be praying the words of Jesus, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
‘Compline’ is the ancient ‘office’ with which monastic communities end their day of prayer. The word comes from the Latin ‘completorium’ which means completion, so the day is complete when this time of prayer is offered. It is how the first Bishop of Norwich, Herbert de Losinga, and his community would have ended their day as Compline is derived from the Rule of St Benedict which the community followed. In community it is the beginning of the ‘Greater Silence’; after praying Compline, the community would be silent until the next day began to dawn and their prayer together began again.
The liturgy for each evening is available to download here.
Compline will be held every evening starting on Thursday 21 May (Ascension Day) until (and including) Saturday 30 May.
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/95501245043?pwd=eHpDOGpiTmY4TmRYME1Tb21pM0VWQT09
Meeting ID: 955 0124 5043
If you know someone without internet access who would like to join, they can phone 0203 481 5237 and enter the meeting ID and password when prompted.