Lent 2020

Lent is a chance to get to know Jesus better.  If you’re new to church its a great time to dip your toe in.  If you used to come to church, there’s no better time to come back….

From Ash Wednesday on 26th February through to Easter Day  there are lots of different opportunities for you to take your faith a bit more seriously.

The week running up to Easter is called Holy Week – when we ‘go on retreat – at home’ …. if you would like to join in, with your own retreat guide, there is info below.

Easter Weekend has everything from social events, quiet meditations to Easter Egg Hunts and big services… you’re welcome to join in as much or as little as you want…For Holy Week, Easter and the Retreat in Daily Life click on this link.. for information about Lent opportunities, scroll down.

Holy Week Retreat and Easter

From Ash Wednesday there are opportunities for the next five weeks:

Lent Group -The Greatest Showman 6pm – 8pm Wednesday evenings UNFORTUNATELY IN THE INTEREST OF EVERYONE’S SAFETY THIS ACTIVITY IS CANCELLED.

 

Faith Through Art – discussion. 7.30pm alternate Thursdays, 5th & 19th March.

Discovering who we are, discovering God through talking about a work of art. Absolutely no previous knowledge necessary.

Lectio Divina – Bible study
7.30pm alternate Thursdays 12th & 26th March.

An inclusive way to explore scripture together. These sessions will follow Mass on Thursday evenings and last about 45 minutes looking at the Gospel of the following Sunday.

Sunday Discussion – CANCELLED.

This is an opportunity over a coffee to explore the themes of the Gospel in a bit more detail. Ask questions, explore possibilities. If you’ve kids they can play for half an hour….

Compline – Prayer time
 Tuesday evenings 8.30pm in church.

A very gently service lasting 20 minutes or so Meditative in the darkness.

Stations of the Cross – Prayer time
 Saturdays 4.30pm in church.

This ancient way of following Christ on his last journey helps us place his Passion in the context of the needs of the world today.  A walking meditation around church stopping at 14 stations to pray. Lasting about 50 minutes.

The Eucharist – Liturgy.
 Wednesday 9.30am & Thursday 7pm
 in the Parish Room.

There are 2 mid week masses which take place in the round in the parish room. Thursday evening has a particular focus on praying for the needs of the world.

Derwent Oak – hospitality & prayer Meeting 5pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday.

Through our fellowship of churches and groups bringing Christ’s love to our part of the city…. Lent is a great time to find out more about what we can do together – just ask Beth, Sarah or Cath what is happening.

Our main services are normally what is called Eucharistic… that means we share blessed or consecrated bread and wine.  Everybody is welcome to take part, the bread is always gluten free & vegan and there is always alcohol free wine.  What we cannot guarantee are chocolate free Easter eggs .. though just tell a welcomer if you or your children are lactose intolerant and we’ll make sure nobody is left out.