ADVENT - Joint Charges of St Johns Johnstone and St Margarets Renfrew
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The Scottish Episcopal Church - United diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

Welcome to the Joint Charges of St Johns Church, Johnstone and St Margarets Church, Renfrew

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Prayer resources for ADVENT

Please use these simple prayer resources to hep you in your preparation for Christmas. The weekly themes of ADVENT are HOPE, LOVE, JOY and PEACE and using some Advent Candles at home is a good way to mark the weeks of Advent in your domestic setting. Making an advent ring of candles is as simple as you want it to be. Just use 3 purple candles, a pink one and an white one - or even just 5 candles if you cannot get some coloured ones! If you download the Advent Candles leaflet you will find the prayer for lighting each candle at home - we shall be using it in church each Sunday too. It is a good way to gather your household together and recall the themes for the week amidst the hustle and bustle of Christmas around us nowadays. Have a happy and Holy Advent. Advent Candles
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For some more information on Advent as a Season download the leaflet Advent meaning where you will find some daily readings to follow to help you in your prayer time at home or at work. Advent Meaning
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An Advent Retreat - Week 1 - Dwelling with God
a 20min guided meditation from Pray-as-you-go for Advent. Each week will be added as it becomes available. Take 20mins to reflect on the theme of the week. This mp3 can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnails.
Dwelling with God
Session 1
An Advent Retreat - Week 2 - The Nearness of the Light
a 20min guided meditation from Pray-as-you-go for Advent Week 2. This mp3 can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnails.
The Nearness of the Light
Session 2
For details of further ways of learning and praying try using the daily 12min guided prayers on www.pray-as-you-go.org
You can also contact the Rector to talk about your prayer life and how you can develop this or begin to start growing your spiritual life.
Reuben is a trained Spirtual Director and you can find out some more about this by taking a look at www.ignatianspiritualdirection.org.uk

The Rector is always happy to meet and talk with you.