Journaling, Small Group @ Chapel
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Writing is a powerful form of contemplative prayer. The Journaling group meets once a week, Thursday mornings at 10am in the Chapel, to write and reflect together. During Advent we will be working with the book “Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas.” Please contact Tuesday Rupp,, for more information.

Bible Study @ Undercroft, Gray Room
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

All are welcome to join us for weekly Bible Study on Friday mornings in our beautiful Undercroft.

Epiphany Noonday Prayer @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Mahler’s 8th Symphony @ Carnegie Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Canterbury Choral Society performs Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”) and the world premiere of Bound for Glory by Rollo Dilworth. The ensemble is joined by the Monmouth Civic Chorus and a youth chorus of 400 singers from metropolitan-area school and church choirs. Featuring CHR’s very own Children’s Choir!


  • Canterbury Choral Society
    Monmouth Civic Chorus
    Angela Fout, Jennifer Grimaldi, and Jolle Greenleaf, Sopranos
    Fredrika Brillembourg and Sara Murphy, Mezzo-Sopranos
    John Matthew Myers, Tenor
    Sidney Outlaw, Baritone
    Matthew Anchel, Bass-Baritone


  • MAHLER Symphony No. 8
  • ROLLO DILWORTH Bound for Glory (World Premiere)
Holy Eucharist @ Church
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am

Rite I Service in the Chapel

Holy Eucharist @ Church
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am

Rite II Service in the Chapel

Holy Eucharist @ Church
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am

Rite II Service with sermon, choir and hymns in the Church

Questioning Faith @ Church of Heavenly Rest
Nov 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

New to the Church or simply want to explore your faith more deeply? We’ll look at scripture, tradition, and reason within the Episcopal Church. Come to ask all the questions that you’ve wanted to ask and be part of a lively discussion. Weekly meeting room announced in every Sunday leaflet.

Shadowlands Theater Outing @ Acorn Theater
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shadowlands Theater Outing 

The Seasoned Sages hope you’ll join them in a theater outing (open to all!) to see the off-broadway play Shadowlands by William Nicholson. This play tells the unlikely love story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. We will be attending the 3pm matinee on  Sunday, November 19. Group tickets are $50. Reserve your tickets by emailing Anne Marie at or by calling the church at 212-289-3400 (ext 210). Payment checks can be dropped off at the church or dropped in the collection plate. Be sure to write Shadowlands on the memo line. Please reserve your tickets by November 1. We hope you’ll join us!


Jazz Vespers @ Church of the Heavenly Rest
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for our annual Summer Jazz Vespers services which begin with the summer solstice in June and take place every Sunday through the end of July. Our candlelight contemplative Night Prayer service will resume in August. If you’d like more information, please contact Mollie Nichols at 212-289-3400 or; or Adam MacDonald at

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Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.