I invite you to join in a time for prayerful reflection together.
We have two candles which will be lit from our single chalice flame.
We will use the first candle to reflect on the sorrows of a troubled world.
I’ll ask (………name member of congregation) to come forward to light this candle from the
We gather the golden threads of life and weave from them a rich tapestry:
The golden thread of common, everyday human life, speckled with small, unidentifiable little decencies;
The golden thread of human pain, and human pleasure, from which together each human biography is writ;
The golden thread of vision, and example set by known
To the quiet beauty of this place, we have come, from many places and with many thoughts.
I invite you now, if you wish, to come forward and light a peaceful candle:
Either in silence or with just a few words to share a joy or a sorrow which you have brought with you this morning.
I look around this chapel today and I’m glad to see you.
I can only guess how each of you is feeling today.
Some of you are happy to be here.
Some of you have had a rough week and almost didn’t come.
Some of you have sorrow in your hearts.
Others are celebrating a