Lent & Easter 2021

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Church open for prayer

Lent is the period of time in the church calendar which allows us space to prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of Christ’s glorious resurrection from the dead on Easter Day.
Each Wednesday throughout Lent the church will be open from 11am until 12.30 for private prayer and meditation, starting on 17th February. There will be a display to focus your thoughts.
In line with recommendations please do wear a face mask, keep a social distance and gel your hands on entering and leaving. Thank you.


Readings for Lent 

Here are some suggestions for readings during the Lent period:


Another suggestions is a Lent prayer garden. This fits well with our aim of persisting in prayer - the garden could be a great tool to help you do this. It could also make a great project for a family to do in Lent and this tree could help you take up daily prayer. The Prayer garden can be found (and ordered) here.


A Lenten Prayer from Iona

We believe that God is present
in the darkness before dawn;
in the waiting and uncertainy
where fear and courage join hands,
conflict and caring link arms,
and the sun rises over barbed wire.
We believe in a with-us God
Who sits down in our midst
to share our humanity.
We affirm a faith
That takes us beyond the safe place
into action, into vulnerability.
and into the streets.
We commit ourselves to work for change
and put us on the line;
to bear responsibility, to take risks,
live powerfully and face humiliation;
to stand with those on the edge;
to chose life
and be used by the Spirit
for God’s new community of hope.