Lent 2024

Lent began with our Ash Wednesday Communion Service on 14 February at 7.30pm in church.

This lovely service included the opportunity to be signed with the cross in ash, as we began this season of reflection.

If you missed it, you can catch up online here

Lent Sermon Series

This Lent we are looking at the practice of Fasting, as part of our teaching series, Practicing the Way, where we learn habits to help us become more like Jesus. 

We will be looking at fasting from the following topic headings: 

  • To offer ourselves to Jesus. (See Si’s talk here and Julie’s talk here) 
  • To grow in holiness. (See Ellies’s talk here)
  • To amplify our prayers (See Tom’s talk here)
  • To stand with the poor  (See Chris’s talk here and Trevor’s talk here)

More details on the practice of fasting here

Lent Reading

This year’s recommended Lent reading is “Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Live as he did: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Do as he did” by John Mark Comer (Available from all good book stores ISBN  0281086672 and currently on offer on Amazon ))

This book was released in January 2024 and complements not only our Lent sermon series on Fasting but other spiritual practices such as Sabbath which we focussed on in 2023.

The Rule of Life podcast is a great alternative if you can’t access the book.

There is also a newly released podcast specifically on the book – listen on spotify here.