A Journey Through Lent

 ‘By the keeping of Lent, Christians take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel, and so grow in faith and devotion to our Lord.

Rev John Musson invites you, therefore, in the name of Christ, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial, and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word’ (Ash Wednesday liturgy)

You are invited to join us during Lent (for a printable copy of our Lenten leaflet including zoom details please click here)

Shrove Tuesday – 16th February 4-5pm  Tea, Cake and Pancake Preparation chat via Zoom - for zoom details please see our Lent leaflet (as above).

 Image result for free bing pictures of ash wednesdayAsh Wednesday - 17th February - Service to mark the beginning of Lent – including the (self-)imposition of ashes.  The link for the service is https://youtu.be/7hlze5RY8SE and will be available on our Facebook and YouTube channels all day from 7am onwards or dial in at 11am 0333 0160 300 (local rate call) Room number: 52233710 # PIN: 9273 # -

For the service booklet click here  The booklet also includes suggestions on making ash at home and how best to prepare spiritually for the service.  A video on our YouTube channel also gives instructions for making ash.

Sunday Worship during Lent

As we continue our services online on our YouTube and Facebook channels for the first 3 Sundays in Lent – 21st, 28th February and 7th March - our worship will focus on Psalm 23 and readings on significant moments of Jesus ministry as he begins to look towards the cross.

Lent ChallengeGold, Silver and Bronze bible reading

Lent isn’t about giving things up, but growing closer to Jesus.  Spending less time e.g. engaging in social media or watching TV frees up the possibility of using the time saved to read the bible…  please click on the links to download readings -

Gold – a 40 day plan reading through the whole bible

Silver – a 40 day plan reading through the New Testament

Bronze – a 40 day plan reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts

Lent Self-Care 40 acts of kindness

In these challenging times why not focus on 40 acts of self-care this year? here are some ideas for you - follow this link

Lent CourseWednesdays at 8pm starting 24th February

A course written by Paula Gooder, based on the BBC TV Drama ‘Broken’ starring Sean Bean.  Course members will get the most out of the course by watching the series themselves before each meeting - You can watch online

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07124QMJ1/ref=atv_dp_share_r_em_0dc85f94462c4  £1.89 per episode SD to buy (=£11.34 for all 6) or buy the DVD https://www.amazon.co.uk/Broken-DVD-Sean-Bean/dp/B071F7N41N/  £7.99.

The following course sessions are being held by Zoom - for details please see our Lent leaflet (as above).

Course Session 1 - 24th February

Course Session 2 - 3rd March

Course Session 3 - 10th March

Course Session 4 - 17th March

Course Session 5 - 24th March

Course Session 6 - 31st March

Helplines for the Lent Course 2021

Praying Through Lent Lent can be a great time to give our prayer lives a reboot!  Why not join with others via Zoom from our churches for any of our daily prayer times – Monday-Friday mornings 9.15am and evenings 5pm.  If you would like to join us in prayer please see our Lent leaflet for the Zoom details (as above).

Easter project - leading up to Easter we will be placing knitted bufferflies with a word of blessing around Cudham and Downe parishes during March for anyone to find and take home - so please look out for them as you journey around our two communities.