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Adrian Chatfield on ‘Making good use of the season of Lent’

Adrian Chatfield writes: The development of Lent is something of a mystery, and scholars are divided on its origins. We know, however, what we have now: a 40 day period of fasting, reflection and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s … Continue reading

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How are you observing Lent this year?

Traditionally in the week or so before Lent actually begins Christians confessed their sins and discerned with their confessors what would be fruitful Lenten penances.  We may not want to talk about penance these days; Lenten discipline or Lenten practice … Continue reading

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4 ideas for things to do in Lent

This short article was originally published in the March 2017 editions of the village newsletters the Dry Drayton News and, in slightly adapted form, the Hardwick Happenings. Lent begins this year on 1 March.  Here are some ideas for things to … Continue reading

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More book ideas for Lent

These book recommendations were first published in the Feb-Mar 2017 edition of Lordsbridge Life. Beth is interested in forming an informal discussion group after Easter with anyone reading Justin Welby’s book.  Get in touch with her direct if you are … Continue reading

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Ideas for Lent

I wonder whether you are doing something special for Lent.  Many people do, even if they don’t quite understand the significance.  One of this week’s news items was that Teresa May is giving up salt and vinegar crisps for Lent! … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – A poetic start to Lent

Thank you to Beth (Revd Dr Beth Cope, Team Pioneer Curate) for our Ash Wednesday reflections this year in which she intersperses the bible readings set for the day – Joel 2:1-2 & 12-17 and Matthew 6:1-6 – with contemporary poems.  (The … Continue reading

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Lent through the Lens

Are you interested in photography?  Do you want a project for Lent?  Something mindful, contemplative and community centred? Steve Radley is a priest and a photographer.  This is what Steve says about the project – Vision To help people both within … Continue reading

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