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Lent Resources 2021

I pray that you may be able to observe a holy Lent this year and I hope that whatever you do, or whatever you give up, may draw you closer to God.

Below are some resources and activities for Lent that you may wish to do. However, whatever you do, be kind to yourself, don’t overburden yourself, take some time to take a walk (if you can) and enjoy the beauty of God’s world.

With every Blessing. Revd Mike (Rector)

Monday Night Lent Get Together on Zoom

Monday at 7:30pm: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 March

God’s Story, Our Story

We will be using the Church of England’s Lent resource #LiveLent-God’s Story, Our Story. You can follow the link below to buy a booklet, download the App (for free) or sign up for daily email reflections.

Each Monday evening in March we will gather on Zoom to do the Group Study Resource which links into the weekly theme of #LiveLent. I hope you can join us and/or join in the daily reflections.

Download the #LiveLent Group Study fo the Monday Night Get Together

Find out more about #LiveLent & buy or download resources

Zoom Details
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87204353696?pwd=VldmN25aUVVMbWtCbDlCaTZmSzdrdz09
Meeting ID: 872 0435 3696
Passcode: 101799
or
Phone
0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 872 0435 3696
Passcode: 101799

Archdeacon Ian challenges us, “Instead of giving something up for Lent, why not try taking something up instead?”

He writes, this Lent, do these two things:

  1. Follow the 40 reflections each day throughout Lent all of which will be posted on this webpage (click here) and daily on social media, via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
     
  2. Take up our 7 mini challenges throughout Lent. Set by the diocesan environment forum, these 7 mini challenges will stretch you to be the change the world needs now, and they can be done at any time during Lent (and beyond). So, instead of giving up something for Lent, why not try taking up one or all of these mini challenges.  

More details on the Diocesan Website

The Lent Encounter from The Bible Society

Looking for a new way to mark the season of Lent?

This year, you can join The Lent Encounter. It’s a completely free 40-day journey to help you connect more with the Bible and the life of Jesus – AND you don’t have to give up chocolate!

Sign up today and you’ll receive one email from us every day during Lent. These will include Bible verses, beautiful and inspiring images (created especially for you to save as your device screensaver), video reflections and practical challenges.

The Lent Encounter follows the narrative of Andrew Ollerton’s new book ‘The Bible, a story that makes sense of life’. Many of the themes we explore on our journey through Lent, can also be found in this book!

You don’t need the book to get the full Lent Encounter click here for full details.

Pray!

Join us online at St Mary’s (or the Rectory) for Morning Prayer at 9:30am on Zoom, usually Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs
To join us please go to http://bit.ly/930mp or by phone
Tel: 0203 901 7895 – Meeting ID: 850 2058 1307 – Passcode: 914961

Church of England Daily Prayer
Join in by App, Online or by phone to the Church of England’s Daily Prayer, morning, during the day, evening & night prayer – click here to access

Read a book during Lent

Click Here to view the 2021 Church Times Lent Book List

Take a look at the Diocesan Online events that are available

There are a great array of free events on offer each month – click here for more information.

Resources for the Family for Lent

Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day! 😀)

Ash Wednesday

Lent Family Sheet

Love 💕 Yourself though Lent
These are tough times - show yourself some ❤️

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