Chemin Neuf Community Prayer Group
(Please note - no meetings on Tues 21st or 28th May 2013 - back on Tuesday 4th June 2013)
You are warmly invited to attend our regular, informal, charismatic prayer group at the Cathedral each Tuesday evening during term time from 7.30pm - 8.30pm run by the Chemin Neuf Community in Liverpool. Car parking is free for each session.
This is a time of praise, worship, and openness to the Word of God and to the Holy Spirit led by members of the Community, an ecumenical religious community which works for the renewal of the Church and the unity of Christians. The prayer group is led by Rev Tim Watson (pictured here) and his wife Kate, who are long-standing members of the community.
Chemin Neuf Community - Background.
Chemin Neuf originated as a Roman Catholic community with a strong ecumenical vocation, including members of Anglican. Lutheran, Reformed, Evangelical, Baptist, Mennonite and Orthodox churches. It works for the renewal of the Church, for reconciliation and for the unity of Christians. Couples, families and celibates, men and women, have chosen the adventure of community life to follow Christ, poor and humble, in order to serve the Church and the world. There are over 1500 serving Community members in many churches in over 20 countries throughout the world.
(“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.”
The Community has been active in the UK since 1993 with special annual sessions and events being run for people at various retreat centres around the country until 1999. Then, due to the generosity of the Sisters of Christian Instruction, and the approval of the Catholic Bishop of Clifton, a retreat house, open to anyone wishing to take a time of prayer, and a quiet place welcoming Christian groups, was established at the St Gilda’s Christian Centre in Langport, Somerset. The Community, in partnership with the other religious organisations, also runs a hostel and chaplaincy activities for students in London, just south of Hyde Park.
Further details about the Community's links with the Cathedral and their regular prayer group sessions, plus how you can become part of this can be obtained by contacting
Rev Tim Watson
0151 702 7233
Further details on the Community itself and its history can be found at the Community's own main website