We would like to offer a number of resources that might help you in your prayers, reflection and worship during Lent this year.
Hope in the Wilderness
"Perhaps it has felt a bit like Lent for the past year. A time of abstinence, of deprivation, of simplicity. A time when pleasure and colour has been taken from our lives, and joy hard to find. A wilderness time. Maybe we’re longing for the promised land of freedom finally to arrive!..."
Read more of this Lent Message from the Vicar here...
Prayer Leaflet for use during Lent
The Vicar has prepared a private prayer leaflet which enables individual act of penitence, at home or in church, either on Ash Wednesday or throughout Lent. Alternatively, you might like to use it online as a small group.
The leaflet is available here
Psalm for Prayer during Lent
Psalm 51 is a psalm that is most suitable for Lent. You might wish to read it, and the prayer that follows, for your own private devotions.
The psalm and prayer is available here
Ten minute prayer, 12 noon on Tuesdays - Prayer During the Day
We also offer the opportunity to share in a ten minute Zoom prayer from church, at 12noon on Tuesdays 23rd February - 30th March
(Meeting ID 846 662 9590, Passcode 834900). The order, ‘Prayer During the Day’, is available here
The Charities Support Group is having a Lent Red Bucket Appeal
We will split the money between Mary’s Meals, who we always support through our Lent Lunches, and The Church Army. To find out more about the charities and how to donate, click here. A Red Bucket will also be in church at our services.
Visit our Children and Young People Page to share in our Lent worship for families and young people.
There will be activities introduced each week for children of all ages and special worship with 'Bridge'.
'The Bible Course', Thursdays 11am-12:15pm
'The Bible - A Story That Makes Sense of Life'
, was published last year and received with enthusiasm by the clergy team and others. The book links closely to an eight week course produced by the author and the Bible Society and, as of the start of 2021, this course can now be shared via Zoom. The details are on the inset image. The clergy team warmly invite you to take the opportunity during Lent and beyond to engage with this course and, in a fresh way, to get the BIG picture of the Bible story as you engage with it day by day.