DATES for Next Services

  • • Saturday, 2nd July 2022 – St Leonard’s Church Hall, Forres
  • • Saturday, 27th August 2022 – St Leonard’s Church Hall, Forres
  • • No service in September
  • • Saturday, 22nd October 2022 – St Leonard’s Church Hall, Forres

Current Programme Aberdeen – includes the weekly gospel readings:
Ascension Whitsun Saint John’s 2022

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ADULTS’ SERVICE

“The Act of Consecration of Man”
Everybody is warmly welcome to fully take part.
We aim to experience the strong meditative and renewing power of meeting Christ during The Act of Consecration of Man, which includes an open communion and a sermon, and is for young people of the age of 14 years upwards and adults. Through the formal ‘ritual’, facilitated by the priest, it aids the experience and the orientating towards Christ, the being of love, light and evolution.
10:20 for prompt 10:30 start

If you are new, best is always to simply come along, arrive a bit earlier and have a chat with the priest and then experience the service, or call a priest for a chat – see Contact the Priest for details.
Note: There are no religious pre-conditions to fully take part, and you are welcome to take communion; e.g. you can be of any orientation and faith, you do not have to be a member of any church or religion, you do not need to be baptised or confirmed, etc.
Also, we will not want to make you a member of the church nor will try to ‘convert’ you. We want you to come and experience the health bringing and renewing power of Christ in your self during the service.

Location:
Hall of St Leonards Church in Forres – side entrance on left (red door).
Note: St Leonards Church is not to be mixed up with the similar church in Forres, called St Laurence Church.

Shared snack-lunch:
For all participants of the Service including the Priest(s), with hot and cold drinks at approx. 11:30 till approx. 1:00p.m.

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CHILDREN’S SERVICE

The Children’s Service is a short service for children suitable for the age of 7–14 years. The actual service in front of the altar lasts about 10 minutes. Beforehand, the children hear a story and practice a song. The service is beautiful, interactive, and it awakens the seeking-spirit in the child.
Please check if the Children Service is on before bringing children. Thank you!
9:30 till about 10:10 – includes story-time and practising of a song.

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STUDY GROUP

Friday before the Service 19:30 – 21:00
at Judith’s house at East Whyns in Findhorn
For more information, please contact: Martin mob: 07941 134 101

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SACRAMENTAL CONSULTATION

If you wish to book a Sacramental Consultation or want to discuss anything, please contact the priest of your choice to book.

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CONTACT THE PRIEST

Rev. Willem Boonstoppel, his mobile number is:
07494-530 189 (Home: 01224 310055)
or
Rev. Lucienne van Bergenhenegouwen
, her mobile number is:
07928 945 224
(Home: 01224 310055)

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INFORMATION, UPDATES and E-MAIL LIST

For more information, please call or email the local organiser, Martin: Tel: 01309-694 809 E-mail Martin: info@forres.cc
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Christian Community is part of an international movement for the renewal of religion, based on the New Testament, inspired by the original work of Rudolf Steiner, and fulfilled by independent research and insight of priests and members.

For more information, please see www.thechristiancommunity.co.uk

Ordained priests, both men and women, work together with the members of the congregations to celebrate the seven sacraments:

  1. The Act of Consecration of Man (age 14 years upwards)
  2. Baptism for infants
  3. Confirmation for adolescents
  4. Sacramental Consultation for the individual
  5. Ordination of Priests
  6. Anointing for those approaching death
  7. Marriage sacrament.

Alongside the seven sacraments, there are:

  • • Services for Children (7-14 year old)
  • • Separate funeral services for adults and children
  • • Evening services for special occasions.

Recommended Reading

Here a short introduction article about the Christian Community and about what happens after death: “What church is this that knows about reincarnation…” – click for the PDF-file

For more in-depth information, please see “An Introduction” by Louise Madsen and The Eucharist by Rudolf Frieling

The Fifth Gospel: From the Akashic Records
– by Rudolf Steiner
The 13 Fifth Gospel lectures by Rudolf Steiner describe events in the life of Jesus that are not recorded in the traditional four biblical Gospels.
They give a deeper insight about the Christ-Being, the Jesus events and the importance of the Mystery of Golgotha for humanity….

Read a summary here


SUPPORT THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Besides lots of practical help, which the members of the congregation usually fulfil, money is also needed – and we dream of having our own small church…
Details for Standing Orders, One-Off Donations & Gift Aid: download and print the PDF-file.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to make a bequest to the Christian Community in your will.


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