Lent begins this year on 26 February on Ash Wednesday - here are some activities and resources to help you get the most out of Lent. You can access this page online at: bit.ly/stmlent
Ash Wednesday 26 February: Holy Communion with Ashes at 10am & 7:30pm at St Mary’s
Read: choose a book of the Bible to read through Lent. Philippians would be ideal.
Listen: at any time it's important to listen out for God's Word in our lives and Lent can give us a focus, reminder, nudge to do this for the first time or again. This website does a short (3 min) daily "Thought for the Day” style audio on a Bible passage - worth a listen! bit.ly/lent2020wttb
Reflect: Readings and reflections by Tom Wright (former Bishop of Durham) - this can only be done online or via a Smartphone App or by buying the book “Lent for Everyone (Year A)” ISBN: 9780281062218. To access the free online version go to: bit.ly/Lent4Everyone .
Read on the go! If you have a Smartphone or a Tablet why not download and use a Bible App during Lent and beyond!! YouVersion (Bible.com) is a great free Bible resource - just search in your App Store on your device.
Act: as always the Christian Aid resource “Count Your Blessings” is a good aid to focus our minds on action during Lent. There are copies available in both churches for adults and children
Live Lent: there are booklets at both churches (adults & children) for this year’s Live Lent Challenge for a cost of £2 a booklet. You can also sign up for free daily reflections at: https://www.churchofengland.org/livelent
Discover: Do something different during Lent that will help to draw you closer to God, this will be different for each of us, the main thing is to discover more about your relationship with God and his love for you.
Every Blessing for a holy Lent, Mike (Rector)