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Garden of lament

A place to reflect on the last year

Garden of lament

A place to reflect on the last year

Garden of lament

Garden of lament

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A place to reflect on the last year
 

 

A place to reflect on the last year

The Garden

St John’s Church, Hoxton, is launching its Garden of Lament to help people process the past extraordinary year.

It will run from 29th March to 11th April.

Although we are grateful that the coronavirus vaccines has led to the government to detail a timeline out of the current lockdown, many members of our community are still reeling from the sudden and unexpected loss of lost loved ones, jobs, businesses, loss of freedom, and the way of life as we knew it.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on every part of daily our lives, causing an unprecedented challenge on our mental health. The all-age Garden of Lament will provide three stations for members of the Hoxton community to express their grief, sorrow, reflections, anger, or thoughts. The Garden of Lament is for everyone: people of faith and none.

The Garden

St John’s Church, Hoxton, is launching its Garden of Lament to help people process the past extraordinary year.

It will run from 29th March to 11th April.

Although we are grateful that the coronavirus vaccines has led to the government to detail a timeline out of the current lockdown, many members of our community are still reeling from the sudden and unexpected loss of lost loved ones, jobs, businesses, loss of freedom, and the way of life as we knew it.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on every part of daily our lives, causing an unprecedented challenge on our mental health. The all-age Garden of Lament will provide three stations for members of the Hoxton community to express their grief, sorrow, reflections, anger, or thoughts. The Garden of Lament is for everyone: people of faith and none.

The Garden

St John’s Church, Hoxton, is launching its Garden of Lament to help people process the past extraordinary year.

It will run from 29th March to 11th April.

Although we are grateful that the coronavirus vaccines has led to the government to detail a timeline out of the current lockdown, many members of our community are still reeling from the sudden and unexpected loss of lost loved ones, jobs, businesses, loss of freedom, and the way of life as we knew it.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on every part of daily our lives, causing an unprecedented challenge on our mental health.

The all-age Garden of Lament will provide three stations for members of the Hoxton community to express their grief, sorrow, reflections, anger, or thoughts.
The Garden of Lament is for everyone: people of faith and none.

The Garden

St John’s Church, Hoxton, is launching its Garden of Lament to help people process the past extraordinary year.

It will run from 29th March to 11th April.

Although we are grateful that the coronavirus vaccines has led to the government to detail a timeline out of the current lockdown, many members of our community are still reeling from the sudden and unexpected loss of lost loved ones, jobs, businesses, loss of freedom, and the way of life as we knew it.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on every part of daily our lives, causing an unprecedented challenge on our mental health.

The all-age Garden of Lament will provide three stations for members of the Hoxton community to express their grief, sorrow, reflections, anger, or thoughts.
The Garden of Lament is for everyone: people of faith and none.

If you would like someone to pray for you, click the button below to request prayer from a member of our Pastoral Care team.

If you would like someone to pray for you, click the button below to request prayer from a member of our Pastoral Care team.

If you would like someone to pray for you, click the button below to request prayer from a member of our Pastoral Care team.

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Wailing Wall

We believe story telling is a powerful tool for healing and after the pain of the last year, we invite people to share their stories of 2020 by taking a piece of chalk to share their thoughts, feelings, names and prayers on this wall.

Wailing Wall

We believe story telling is a powerful tool for healing and after the pain of the last year, we invite people to share their stories of 2020 by taking a piece of chalk to share their thoughts, feelings, names and prayers on this wall.

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Prayer Stones

Take a stone to represent a loss. When you're ready, drop your stone into the water. You might want to take a moment as you release the stone to ask God to surround that person or situation with his love.

Prayer Stones

Take a stone to represent a loss. When you're ready, drop your stone into the water. You might want to take a moment as you release the stone to ask God to surround that person or situation with his love.

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Raw Ribbons

Take a ribbon and tie it to the church railings. Each ribbon represents a prayer, with different colours for different emotions – anger, sadness, fear and hope. Use the prayers provided or your own words. 

Raw Ribbons

Take a ribbon and tie it to the church railings. Each ribbon represents a prayer, with different colours for different emotions – anger, sadness, fear and hope. Use the prayers provided or your own words. 

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Service of Lament

SATURDAY 3RD APRIL 7.30PM (ONLINE)

Holy Saturday – A day of grief, waiting, uncertainty. Jesus has been killed, but the disciples don't yet know that he will come back to life.

Life hurts, and it has been really hard this last year. We've lost a lot, missed out on even more, and we need to process that grief somewhere. Lament is the chance to be honest with God (and ourselves) about how we are feeling - with faith that God hears and cares. 

This reflective service will have plenty of opportunity to remember and to lament. All are welcome whether regular church members or not. It will include poetry, silence, music, Bible verses. 

Sign up and zoom details can be found here. 
Click for Zoom meeting link Passcode: Lament

Service of Lament

SATURDAY 3RD APRIL 7.30PM – ONLINE

Holy Saturday – A day of grief, waiting, uncertainty. Jesus has been killed, but the disciples don't yet know that he will come back to life.

Life hurts, and it has been really hard this last year. We've lost a lot, missed out on even more, and we need to process that grief somewhere. Lament is the chance to be honest with God (and ourselves) about how we are feeling - with faith that God hears and cares. 

This reflective service will have plenty of opportunity to remember and to lament. All are welcome whether regular church members or not. It will include poetry, silence, music, Bible verses. 

Sign up and zoom details can be found here.

Service of Lament

SATURDAY 3RD APRIL 7.30PM (ONLINE)
Holy Saturday – A day of grief, waiting, uncertainty. Jesus has been killed, but the disciples don't yet know that he will come back to life.

Life hurts, and it has been really hard this last year. We've lost a lot, missed out on even more, and we need to process that grief somewhere. Lament is the chance to be honest with God (and ourselves) about how we are feeling - with faith that God hears and cares. 

This reflective service will have plenty of opportunity to remember and to lament. All are welcome whether regular church members or not. It will include poetry, silence, music, Bible verses. 

Sign up and zoom details can be found here.

Service of Lament

SATURDAY 3RD APRIL 7.30PM (ONLINE)

Holy Saturday – A day of grief, waiting, uncertainty. Jesus has been killed, but the disciples don't yet know that he will come back to life.

Life hurts, and it has been really hard this last year. We've lost a lot, missed out on even more, and we need to process that grief somewhere. Lament is the chance to be honest with God (and ourselves) about how we are feeling - with faith that God hears and cares. 

This reflective service will have plenty of opportunity to remember and to lament. All are welcome whether regular church members or not. It will include poetry, silence, music, Bible verses. 

Sign up and zoom details can be found here.

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