Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (26 February) with a service of Holy Communion at 7.00pm.
 
Here are some resources to help you have a thoughtful and prayerful Lent
 
Christian Aid - Christian Aid’s 2020 campaign is called ‘Count your Blessings’. There are ideas and suggestions for prayer, action and giving for each day of Lent. Adult and children’s versions available. See https://www.christianaid.org.uk/lent-easter-appeal/count-your-blessings-online
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#Livelent – Care for God’s Creation – a 40 day challenge from the Church of England. See www.churchofengland.org/livelent There’s a booklet for adults, and one for young people based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2020 – ‘Saying yes to Life’ by RuthValerio. You can also get #Livelent as an app on your phone.
 
Our study groups will be doing a Lent Course jointly with Churches Together inWoburn Sands. Who are we praying to? 
 
Principal of St John’s College Durham, David Wilkinson has PhDs in astrophysics and
theology. He features in relaxed conversation with Simon Stanley on the course audio, together with contributions from churchgoers of different denominations.
 
“For years I have been obsessed with how to pray, as if perfecting the technique of prayer or finding the perfect method would help me to pray more. It seems to me now that it is far more energising to engage with the question of why I pray and to whom I am praying”.
 
Four sessions:
Session 1. Praying with perseverance
Session 2. Praying in the face of unanswered prayer
Session 3. Praying for the marginalised (written by Hannah Wilkinson)
Session 4. Prayer and Covenant
 
We’ll be starting in the weeks beginning 3 March (Tuesday evening group) and 10 March (Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening groups).