The forty days of Lent are a holy time when we spritiually make the pilgrimage to the cross with Jesus, remembering his words “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matt 16:24) The goal of Lent is to stay focused on the cross and come to personally understand Jesus’ supreme sacifice of love
Ash Wednesday – 14th February
12:15pm: Said Mass with imposition of ashes 7:30pm: Sung Mass with imposition of ashes
First Sunday of Lent – 18th February
10:00am: Lenten Procession of Penance and Parish Mass
Third Sunday of Lent – 4th March
4:00pm: Lenten Evensong and Benediction
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 18th March
5:00pm: Service of Penance and Benediction
Every Wednesday in Lent
12:15am: Said Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
Every Thursday in Lent from 22nd February
7:00pm: Lent Course in the vestry after Vespers. Untold Blessing: Three Paths To Holiness For full details CLICK HERE
Ebbsfleet Chrism Mass – 28th March
Coach from Hanslope to Lichfield Cathedral. Sign up on the list at back of church.
During this years lent Course we will be studying:
Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness
Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Father Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of “the One who is, Jesus Christ”. The course lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:
Finding One’s Centre in Christ;
Knowing You’re A Sinner;
Realizing Your Life is Not About You.
It also provides practical approaches to enhance your journey along these three paths.
“I watched Untold Blessing in my Adult Faith Formation class. At the risk of repeating what you’ve probably heard many times, I was really moved by your analysis of the Bible. By incorporating quotations and stories from past theologians as well as pop culture figures, I found it extremely easy to relate to. I am in the middle of my life and feel a strong desire to do the will of God wherever it might lead me. Thank you for helping me put my journey in better perspective.”Study Program Participant
The Lent course starts on Thursday 22nd February and will meet in the vestry after Vespers at 7:00pm.
We are very pleased to welcome Luna Rossa, who will be performing their beautiful,
bewitching music in the intimate and historic setting of St Martin’s church.
LUNA ROSSAare Anne-Marie Helder and Jonathan Edwards,
award-winning songwriters who are best known for their work with the rock band PANIC ROOM, and before that KARNATAKA. Luna Rossa began life as a ‘little sister’ acoustic project to Panic Room, where Anne-Marie & Jonathan could create the perfect outlet for their more folky / rootsy material. Since the first Luna Rossa album was released in 2013, the project has taken on a
shimmering identity of its own and has won critical acclaim internationally.
Luna Rossa’s very special guest at this concert will be the lovely singer-songwriter Sarah Dean, aka The Incredible String Blonde. Sarah is much in demand for her
stunning, versatile vocals, which take her from folk to blues to rock and everywhere in between!
However, it is the Celtic Harp that allows Sarah to create the rich textures and atmospheres that take audiences to another place with its magical & mesmeric soundscapes.
Tickets are just £17 (£20 at the door) and include a buffet meal.
Please note that St Martin’s church does not run a
licensed bar. However, you are positively encouraged to bring your own beer and wine to this event!
(Soft drinks will be available.)