Upcoming Services & Events in Lent
Ash Wednesday Communion - 14th February @ 7.30pm
Lent Course - every Thursday evening from 22nd February
Maundy Thursday Communion - 29th March @ 7.30pm
Lent is an important season in the life of the Church. It is a time where we prepare ourselves for the journey through Holy Week, to the pain and sorrow of Good Friday, to the joy and celebration of Easter Sunday.
Some Christians use the season of Lent to give up something in their lives or use the time to fast and pray, as a way of focussing more on Jesus. Some Christians use the season of Lent to take up something and a good example is the #40Acts, which is based on undertaking 40 acts of kindness during Lent or 40 items for 40 days initiative by the Salvation Army.
At St Mary's this Lent, we will be focussing on #LiveLent 2018. You can use the daily booklet or download the app, both found on the Church of England website, to aid you in reading a daily Bible passage, reflection and prayer. Everyone is welcome to come along to our weekly Lent course on Thursday evenings at St Mary's for 5 weeks through Lent, as we explore together the weekly themes from #LiveLent 2018.
If you're not sure about what to commit to during Lent, can we suggest you try reading through a Gospel? Why not commit to reading through one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) throughout Lent and dare to have an encounter with the man Jesus.