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Vaux | Concrete liturgy | 02-2001

'Concrete Liturgies' was the theme for 2001. Much of the liturgical material in use in church is very pastorally - ie rurally - based in its metaphor. These concrete liturgies were an attempt to write liturgies rooted in urban experience; that could be suited to the urban life.



Jonathan the worship droid. God loves droids too.


On the floor is a map of London. Draw a journey you have made this week using the fluorescent paint. When the lights go out the map glows white and the trails yellow. "These are some of the places Christ has been this week..."


"Know that I am with you wherever you go"

Each service in this series ends with the casting of a concrete slab containing something from the service. Tim Bayes explains what he is about to do. (He later turned this skill into a successful business.)

The encased object this time is a tape cassette, on which members of the congregation recorded secret prayers in a side chapel during Communion.

The tape cassette remains visible but can never be played back, except by God.

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