Lent 2024

The season of Lent

Starts on Ash Wednesday 14th February 2024 and lasts forty days (not including Sundays). It is a time when Christians reflect and prepare for Holy Week and the celebrations of Easter. Some people fast, eat frugally or give up treats following the example of Jesus, who fasted for forty days in the wilderness. People also give to charity, set aside time to study the bible and meet with other Christians to reflect on Jesus’ life

To mark the start of Lent we will have two special services at All Saints on Ash Wednesday
Wednesday 14th February 2024

9.30 am – Said Holy Communion Service with Ashing

7.00 pm – Sung Holy Communion Service with Ashing

Our Lent Groups

As we are now in Lent, please take some time to consider how this time of contemplation and prayer can deepen your relationship with God. Lent is the
perfect time to try something new, to challenge yourself to learn more about God and to take time to experience familiar stories in different ways. Perhaps you’ve never attended any of the extra services during this special time. Why not think about coming along on Ash Wednesday or to the Holy Week services? Maybe you’re unsure where to start and how to use this time of reflection. Then maybe joining a Lent Group and journeying alongside others to learn more about God would be helpful.

This year we will be running 2 Lent groups in church:

Wednesday morning at 10.30, beginning on the 21st February
We shall be following on from the Advent course ‘A cry from the manger’ to ‘The Cry from the
Cross’. Taking time to reflect on the readings as we accompany Jesus to the cross.

Click above to follow online

Thursday evening at 7pm, beginning on the 22nd February
We will follow acourse written by Sherine, this is a more structured course and called ‘Journeying Through Lent’. Both courses are suitable for those who have done many courses before, or those wanting to try something new. They are not dependent on knowledge or knowing the ‘right’ answers, but a time to explore together. If you are not able to attend every week, then the session can be done at home.

Click above to download course booklet