Lent and Easter
A Palm Sunday Pandemic Prayer
Recordings from previous sessions below.
Ash Wednesday Service
We concluded the service listening to Michael W Smith's powerful video called Healing Rain.
Watch it again here.
Our lent course 2021
You are invited to join our Lent Group, a series of online sessions. Starting at 7.30pm for around one hour, each Wednesday in Lent.
Use this Link to access all of these sessions via Zoom.
God's Creation - our concern
24th February - Part 1 - Creation
3rd March - Part 2 - Destruction
10th March - Part 3 - Responsibility
17th March - Part 4 - Warning
24th March - Part 5 - Hope
31st March - Part 6 - Renewal
Other information and activities going on during Lent can be found below
Catch your breath - by Fiona Michael, Tearfund
'Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.' (Hebrews 10:23)
God’s faithfulness is unswerving. Read through these statements three times, declaring them as truth over your life:
When we are anxious and we long for peace, we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess – knowing that he who promised is faithful.
When we are weary and strength has left us, we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess – knowing that he who promised is faithful.
When our way ahead is unclear and we don’t know what to do, we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess – knowing that he who promised is faithful.
When we are grieving and our tears run freely, we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess – knowing that he who promised is faithful.
When we are joyful and thankful for God’s presence, we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess – knowing that he who promised is faithful.
Holy Week worship 2021 from The Methodist Church
Journeying through Holy week to Easter with Mark's Gospel - link here
The period of Lent stars on Ash Wednesday, 17th February and ends on Saturday 3rd April.
What is Lent?
Lent is the annual period of Christian observance that precedes Easter. The dates of Lent are defined by the date of Easter, which is a moveable feast, meaning that it falls on a different date each year. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and its observance (although not its liturgical period, as Sundays are not fast days and are therefore not counted) lasts for 40 days, mirroring the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before starting his ministry.
During Lent many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain foods, habits or luxuries. This is done both as a form of penitence and as a spiritual tool to tame the body and 'sharpen the spirit' for prayer, reflection and contemplation in preparation for the celebration of Easter.
All We Can - Lent 2021 resources
These Lent resource features contributors like Ashley Cooper, Tony Ashley, Sonia Hicks, Paul Harcourt and Barbara Easton. You can follow the link to download your free copy materials immediately, or put in an order for physical copies of the resources to be sent to you (you will be asked to make a donation to help cover postage).