Common Ground Worshipping Community

The Common Ground Community took advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday 8 November 2020 to gather in small groups in three separate parks for fellowship and worship.
Some tuned in to the Network Livestream Worship on Facebook while others participated in the outdoor curated meaning activity, provided as part of the Worship Resources for the service, and collected items from nature to represent their ideas about community.

And it was all done from a safe distance and wearing masks.

It’s wonderful to be able to create a prayerful space at home for worship and prayer in this unusual time we’re living with.

Liz White shared these photos with us tonight after our SPACE Taizé service and Zoom time – her personal prayer space.

What can you do to make your worship space at home more ‘worshipful?’

Common Ground goes a little crazy online!

Members of the Common Ground Community gathered together (with appropriate social distancing, of course) in the last few days before lockdown to record some songs for the Network to use in its livestream worship.

Without any rehearsal, they sang together a number of worship songs, such as ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Welcome Table’, ‘Faith, Hope & Love’, ‘Lord Let Me See’, an ‘Aaronic Blessing’ and more. You can see all their songs on the Banyule Network Vimeo page.

We are very grateful to the Common Ground Community, and their songs have been used in Network worship on many occasions.

Rev Carol Fletcher and Sylvia Jansen from Winnipeg in Canada, Messy Church friends of Rev Sandy Brodine, visited Common Ground on Sunday 9 February 2020 and posted on their church Instagram page in Canada!

Pretty cool huh! We had an ace time welcoming our Canadian friends – and particularly appreciated their Northern Hemisphere thoughts on Light and Salt – so very different from how we understand it here!

Photos from last Sunday’s service… praying that we all might be ‘one’ – and building lego models to show how we understand our faith….