'when two or three are gathered together'
start the week with sacred meditations
It seems almost superfluous to say that the last few months have been an extremely testing time psychologically, the terrible sense of grief and loss for victims of the virus, but also for livelihoods, friendships, changed geographical situations – soul wounds. Many people have missed the stillness and sanctuary, that “still, small voice of calm”, which hovers reassuringly in the material space of a church building, and ones being welcomed into it. Through our sacred meditation series, we tap into that womb-like resonance, offering something more introspective, a quieter examination of Christian selfhood, taking our structural inspiration from the Benedictine threefold progression. We also build on our pre-existing friendships and collaborations, inviting congregants and members of The Hampstead Players to join The Hampstead Collective as readers for these meditations, and in so doing, celebrate the intellectual curiosity and nuance of thought which is such a tangible and wonderful feature of Hampstead worship.
When two or three are gathered together
O resplendent jewel
Jesu, priceless treasure
O splendor gloriae