During Lent, we pray that we remember that these are days given to us to draw even closer to God.
Lenten Services & Events
Events being held across the benefice over the season of Lent:
Lent Compline (night prayer) Services: 6.00 pm every Tuesday (except Holy Week) at St John's Hailey. A short contemplative service for anyone seeking a bit of quiet and space during this period. All welcome.
Doing Something Different this Lent: suggestions
It is always good to think in advance of what we are going to do in Lent in order to draw closer to God. A traditional form of observance has been to give something up, take something up and do something you already do better. For instance:
Sometimes people read a Lent book. such as Loving my Neighbour, partly written by Joanna Collicutt, exploring how we can love the truth, love the vulnerable and the suffering, embrace difference and love ourselves as God loves us. Lent with Evelyn Underhill has a daily reading using her devotional writings, to deepen the interior life.
- Others commit to regular prayer, by praying the Church of England's Daily Office using this web link or free app or by joining us for Morning Prayer (0900 week days) or Evening Prayer (1730 except Saturday) at Saint Mary’s
- Or perhaps signing up to receive Lent reflection daily emails such as Come and See from the Bishop of Oxford or Watch and Pray - from the Church of England