During this years lent Course we will be studying:
St Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts & Bolts of
Everyday Benedictine Living
A fresh look at an ancient way to finding God
through the rhythm of daily life
The Lent course starts on Tuesday 19th March and will meet in the vicarage at 7:15pm.
All are welcome to participate.
If you wish to purchase the book to accompany the course, the revised edition by Jane Tomaine is available to order from Amazon.
SPECIAL SERVICES FOR LENT
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 – 6th March
12:15pm: Said Mass with imposition of ashes
7:30pm: Sung Mass with imposition of ashes
First Sunday of Lent – 10th March
10:00am: Lenten Procession of Penance and Parish Mass
5:00pm: Service of Penance and Benediction
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 7th April
5:00pm: Lenten Evensong and Benediction
Every Wednesday in Lent
12:15am: Said Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
Every Tuesday in Lent from 19th March
7:15pm: Lent Course at the Vicarage
ST BENEDICT’S TOOLBOX
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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance,
reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.
Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth. The ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us
develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice.
The ashes are made from the palms blessed at the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. They are christened with Holy Water. Whilst the ashes symbolise penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and good to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.
Wednesday 6th March 2019
12:15pm Said Mass with imposition of ashes
7:30pm Sung Mass with imposition of ashes
An Exploration Of Identity
At Saint Martin’s are we Anglican? Catholics?
What does this even mean?
Explore the liturgical and theological changes experienced in the parish as a result of the Oxford Movement, set in the context of a wider history of the English Church from the Reformation to the present day and the issues we now face.
Every Wednesday throughout Lent starting on 25th February at 7:30pm. Hosted by Fr Victor Bullock at the vicarage.
Faith, doubt – and Jesus
BUILD ON THE ROCK (Matthew 7.24) starts by looking at faith and doubt. Is it wrong – or is it normal and healthy – for a Christian to have doubts? Is there any evidence for a God who loves us? We hear from many witnesses. At the heart of a Christian answer stands Jesus himself.
We consider his ‘strange and beautiful story’ and reflect upon his teaching, his death, his resurrection and his continuing significance.
The study group meets every Wednesday evening in the vestry hall following a short compline at 7:30pm.
Please note that there will be a small charge of £3.50 to cover the cost of the booklet you will need.
Sign up for the study group on the list at back of church, or contact Father Victor.