Why Lent? Since the earliest days of the Church, Christians have used the run-up to Easter as a period for more intentional prayer and fasting; mirroring the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism. Believers throughout the generations have found that when we put aside things that might normally fill our minds (or indeed our stomachs!) for a period of time, we make space for the extraordinary grace of God to become more vital and precious in our lives.
Come join us on a journey towards Easter (16 April) as we seek God's transformation in our own lives, as well as the lives of others:
Invitations to Pray
Don't miss a unique opportunity to mark the beginning of Lent with a service on Ash Wednesday, 8-9pm at Christ Church.
Each week throughout Lent (1 March to 8 April) we have three special opportunities to pray together for one another, our local community and the needs of the world. Please do pop along to church on:
Tuesdays 8-9pm | Thursdays 8-9am | Saturdays 8-9am
Could you make space in your diary to commit to one of these each week?
Lent Prayer Journey
Our suggestion would be that you set aside some time either daily or weekly – perhaps choosing to go without a meal, snack, TV show, or social media time that you would normally 'consume' then? - and use our 'Lent Prayer Journey' as a springboard into spending time with God. Our Lent Prayer Journey provides readings and reflections linked to our Challenging Church series in 1 Corinthians, meditating upon the scriptures and themes we are exploring on Sundays. It's suitable to use either daily or weekly, by yourself or to share with friends and family.
You can either
We'd love to hear how your journey through Lent goes. If you've got a story of transformation to share, however big or small, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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