Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
with
St Anthony's of Calverton
NAME OF SERVICE: Oblates of St Gilbert (Gilbertines)

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE:

The Oblates of St Gilbert is a lay group following a life of Gilbertine spirituality. They promote the Gilbertine contemplative spirit and foster interest in the study of St Gilbert and his Order. This is supported by:
  • The reciting of the Gilbertine Vespers (evening prayer) or Compline (night prayer) daily in one's home.
  • A reflection, usually at the end of the day, where God has been present in our daily life.
  • Reading the Rule of St Benedict.
  • Praying for the unity of all Christians.
  • Collectively reciting Vespers every week.
WHERE/WHEN? The collective recital of Vespers takes place every Friday, at 7pm at the Good Shepherd Church, during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Members wear the Gilbertine Habit at such times.

Additionally, there is an annual Mass for the Oblates held at St Andrew's Church in Sempringham, Lincolnshire. Traditionally, the Oblates have also been supported by the Cistercian monastery at Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire.

HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED?

If you interested in finding out more about the Gilbertines and perhaps experiencing their contemplative activities, please speak to one of the Oblates in the parish or contact Liz Hodson (details below).

HOW CAN I GET HELP FROM THE SERVICE?

This Gilbertine ministry provides a wonderful opportunity for parishioners who may be looking to develop their spiritual life more fully.

CONTACT DETAILS:

The parish contact is Liz Hodson at liz.hodson@hotmail.com or through the parish administration suite (0115 9268288)
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288