The Beatitudes

Pilgrim Journey – The Beatitudes

Throughout October and November this year we have the opportunity to join together as three churches, but one faith community, through a new course, ‘Pilgrim Journeys – The Beatitudes’.

The course has been prepared by the Church of England and is something we can all follow together on weekdays. We will look at one of the eight beatitudes a week which will take us up to Advent Season.

The course is flexible, and you can follow the reflections individually, in housegroups or via your Keep In Touch teams, for example.

There will also be one weekly online reflection on each Beatitude, which you will be able to access on this page or via Facebook. Look out for these starting next week.

Hardcopies have been ordered at a cost of £3.00 each. Donations to cover the costs would be appreciated. They are now available at church services for people to take away.

Pilgrim Journeys: The Beatitudes invites you to explore the unexpected and often challenging vision Jesus sets out in this crucial part of his teachings. Each day provides you with a short reflection on a Bible reading, an invitation to pray and a suggestion of how you might respond to the Beatitudes’ challenge to live as God intends, both as an individual and in community. The Pilgrim Journeys booklets are ideal daily companions for anyone seeking to grow in the Christian faith.

Click here to access resources for children to use.

Week 1:

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’

Week 2

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

This week’s reflection is from Dorothy.

Week 3

‘Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth’

This week we have both a podcast reflection provided by Richard and a written reflection from Jan.

Week 4

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

A copy of Pauline’s reflection can be downloaded here.

Week 5

Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.

Sarah provides this week’s reflection.

Week 6

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

This week’s reflection is from Diana.

Week 7

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

This week’s reflection is from John.

Week 8

Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The reflection on the final Beatitude is provided by Warren.