- This Liturgy has been used in church halls - and in
Winchester and Portsmouth Anglican cathedrals! As with "Passing on the Light",
it can be adapted to your own circumstances.
- It is probably more suited to liturgies for adults and young
people than for schools.
- The Liturgy works well as a
around the building.
- Select a picture taken from a newspaper or periodical to reflect each of the different "Edges" - hunger/ debt/
homelessness/ ecological damage, etc.
- Mount the pictures on card and stick them up
in various places in the church/ hall/ room/ outside.
- As the prayer progresses, those gathered
walk to stand before each image - and reflect on it and the words they are hearing and
- You may want to light - and leave - a candle
in front of the picture. Alternatively, as part of a
MakePovertyHistory service, you could either pin a white ribbon
to each picture individually - or have one long ribbon to link
the pictures as you go.
- The format is designed to encourage
participation - share the readings out between members of the group.
- A song or simple chant or refrain could accompany the
movement from one picture to the next.
- You should include intercessions. We have
left this to you - as they should reflect the "Edges" where you are -
the Night Shelter - the Drug rehab. unit - the parish project to help the hungry of the
world - the local hospital - and so on...edge - but not alone for God is with us and goes with us into the world -
into the new millennium...