Bishop Graham invites you to online Compline during Advent

27 November 2020

Everyone is invited to join together during Advent at 9pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for a virtual Compline service. Together with Christians around the world in Advent we will be reflecting on the coming of Christ who brings light into our darkness.

‘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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday 1 December until (and including) Tuesday 22 December. All dates and times can be viewed here.

Meeting ID: 819 7861 5511
Password: 771181

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.


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