Pentecost is the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit: the day when the disciples felt God’s Spirit moving among them, settling on each one of them, so that they could become the very face of Christ in the world.
Pentecost should be a day of huge celebration and gathering, laughter and song. We can’t do that the way we would like to this year, but we need to do something to set this day apart, and be swept off our feet by Spirit who surrounds us.
So, the pattern of worship will be a different this week.
At 8.30 am, we will say Morning Prayer together, as we have throughout the 10 days of prayer. We can do that ‘live’ together on facebook, or — once it becomes available — you can watch the link here at a time that suits you.
At 9 am, we will join together with the wider church, to be part of the Church of England’s celebration of Pentecost. The archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited Pope Francis to join in the celebration, and there will be as much festivity as is possible given the restrictions of worship online.
I hope you will join in here, at 9am, for the Church of England’s celebration of Pentecost.