The beginning of our Lenten Journey together…
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Lent is a significant season in the year for Christians – a time of solemnity and self-reflection. These 40 days are set aside to praise and worship the Lord; to read the Bible more, and to pray more often.
It is my hope and prayer that, as we did last year, we will journey through the six weeks of Lent and then Holy Week together.
Lent offers us an important opportunity to deepen our discipleship and to find a greater intimacy with God, which is the blessing. During Lent, across all of our churches, there will be space and time planned to guide our times of personal prayer and reflection. By taking this time we open ourselves up to finding ways of telling the Good News of Jesus Christ to others.
Over the season of Lent there are opportunities to listen to guests speak into The Beatitudes for us during our Lent Talks.
Following our Lent Talks series there will be a short two week course, also based upon The Beatitudes and to find out how we can live them out in our own lives.
The ‘Lent’ pages on our website will provide reflections and prayers over the 40 days, again based upon The Beatitudes. Please see below for details of all that is going on our churches over the Lent Season.
In our churches, the first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday. We have a service at 7pm in Devoran Church. Ash will be used to mark a cross on the forehead of the congregation, as a sign of penitence and mortality. All welcome.
I am looking forward to journeying through the Lenten Season with you all. Revd Karen