Lent and Easter 2018

Everything you wanted to know about Lent (well, maybe)

 Lent Study Groups - Lent Evening Worship - Soup on Saturdays - Services 

LENT—WHAT IS IT?

Lent is the period of 40 days leading up to Holy Week & Easter.

The 40 days echo the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness and the 40 years that the Israelites spent in the desert.   

Historically was the time when new Christians prepared for their baptism by study, prayer and fasting. 

The 40 days of Lent are a good time to think about who we are and what gives our lives meaning.

 

GIVING UP?

Traditionally people give things up for Lent: meat and alcohol, fats and sugars, chocolate and crisps. The idea is to live a simple life and think about what we really need.

 

TAKING UP?

Giving up is particularly useful if it also helps us to take up: for example, giving up a favourite TV show or computer game to make time to pray or study or help out.

Lent is ideal time to take up something that will strengthen your faith: anything from saying grace before meals to learning New Testament Greek (this might take more than 40 days!).

We can also use Lent as a time to find ways to help out more—in our families, neighbourhoods and schools

Study, prayer and service are all good areas to think about taking something up.

 

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR LENT?

We join with our sister churches in Clapham for study groups and evening worship throughout Lent.

 

LENT STUDY GROUPS

 

Churches Together in Clapham

Lent Study Groups:

 

Seeking wisdom & pursuing justice for the whole of creation

Monday 1.30pm Here at Holy Spirit

Monday 7.30pm Christ Church, Union Road

Wednesday 1.30pm Holy Trinity Clapham

Wednesday 7.30pm Clapham Methodist Church

 

  

Churches Together in Clapham LENT EVENING WORSHIP

 Every Sunday evening at 6.30 pm worship in different traditions:

18th Feb– St James

25th Feb – Christ Church

4th Mar – St Mary’s

11th Mar – Orthodox Service at St Peter’s

18th Mar Choral Evensong at Holy Spirit

 25th March PALM SUNDAY- Clapham Methodist Church

 

QUIET MORNINGS Promises, Promises, Promises

 We shall be holding two quiet mornings in Lent on this theme. Come and enrich your Lenten journey as we spend time reflecting on God’s promises.

Thursday 1st March 10-12.30 followed by said Eucharist and Lunch

Saturday 3rd March 10-1.30 including lunch.

An all age morning with separate activities for children.

 

 

SOUP on SATURDAYS

We shall again be hosting

Lent Lunches in Aid of the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call

supporting projects in our diocese, Zimbabwe, the Holy Land.

Saturdays from 17th February 12-2.

A simple lunch of soup and bread and some good company, do come along and join us.

Second hand books also on sale

 

 

LENT & EASTER SERVICES at HOLY SPIRIT

February 14 Ash Wednesday

8.00pm Service of Penitence with Imposition of Ashes

 March 11 Mothering Sunday

10.30am All Age Eucharist for the whole family

 March 25 Palm Sunday

10.15am Procession with Palms

 meet outside Bonneville School at 10am

10.30am Eucharist with Passion Drama

March 29 Maundy Thursday

8pm Eucharist of last supper with footwashing

Followed by silent prayer

March 30 Good Friday

10am Family Workshop

12 noon Stations of the Cross

1pm Mass with veneration of the Cross

2pm Meditations on the Cross

April 1 Easter Day

5.30am Dawn service with lighting of Easter Fire

10.30am Festival Mass

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