This liturgy can be used online with people joining in at home. They will need some seeds, soil and water.
Rogation comes from the Latin word for ask and was originally about asking God’s blessing on the emerging crops. Our farming year is different, and the crops are well on their way by the time Rogation comes, but they still need a blessing. This year more than ever our communities also need to feel God’s blessing. In your daily exercise time, why not walk around your community and pray for
Here are some suggestions of readings and prayers for different places in the community. The readings are there to give ideas of how our concerns for the community are reflected in the Bible. You may not want to take those with you but read them beforehand and use the prayers as you walk.
Of course, you may not have all the places mentioned in your village just use what you need. If there are places we have not thought of, why not write you own prayer?
Make sure to abide by current social distancing guidelines.
‘A trip to Sutton-under-Brailes is always a good one! Being in the open fields and fresh air is amazing and very different to Coventry.’
St Catherine’s Stoke Aldermoor is in an urban priority area of Coventry. The church was planted on the Aldermoor estate about seventy years ago and has recently moved from an old redundant church to temporary buildings on a piece of land in the centre of the estate. The congregation is a mix of all ages. In addition to bible and prayer groups the building is used daily for a variety of activities including the foodbank, cooking club, youth activities, parent and toddler groups, a weekly welcoming group for anyone who feels isolated. It is a very welcoming church, full of friendship and love.