Lent & Easter 2023
Renew. Reflect. Refresh
The season of Lent doesn't need to be a time of despair. Come discover how our Christian spirituality provides Refreshment in a time of hardship, Reflection in a time of anxiety, Renewal in a time of uncertainty. This Lent, come Renew, Reflect, and Refresh.
Mondays at 12.30pm
Christian Meditation/Silent Prayer
A space to be silent before God with others in the centre of our busy city. Give it a try if you are in the area; tell your friends.
Everyone is welcome, and to stay for a soup lunch.
Holy Communion in Great St Mary's followed by
Lunchtime talks on
The Arts and Faith (in Michaelhouse)
Come and enjoy a vegetarian soup with bread lunch in the chapel at Michaelhouse (on Trinity Street) as we explore topics relating the arts to Lent. These lunchtime talks run from Ash Wednesday 22nd February to 29th March, and everyone is warmly welcome.
22nd February Novels and Faith
1st March Three poet priests - John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins and R.S. Thomas
8th March The Way - how George Herbert helped me to find it
15th March Music and Silence
22nd March Music and Faith
29th March Art and Faith
Lent book recommendation
The Way of Ignatius. A Prayer Journey through Lent
Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ, SPCK 2018.
An introduction to Ignatian spirituality and prayer, drawing on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and their approach to fostering a deep and lasting relationship of intimacy with God. Ideal as a way of engaging with Lent by way of doing some spiritual spring cleaning, sweeping down cobwebs in the form of old, tired images of God and ourselves, that no longer serve us well. The book is very accessible, ideal for personal reading and prayer, with questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. Several homes groups are using the book in Lent – please contact the clergy, if you are interested in joining a group.
Join us in church and online, Monday to Friday for Morning Prayer at 9am. This service is a time for prayer and reading from Scripture, using the Church of England's Common Worship.
Our Morning services are live-streamed on Facebook at 9am.
2 April at 10am
A traditional Palm Sunday procession through the market square at 10am is followed by a reading of the Passion and a service of sung Holy Communion inside the church. Everyone is welcome to this service, which will also be livestreamed
6 April at 7pm
A beautiful choral service at which Bishop Stephen will preach, with foot-washing, the remembrance of the Last Supper, and Holy Communion, followed by a vigil with the Sacrament in the St Andrew's Chapel
7 April, 12.30–3pm
"Preaching the Cross" — a series of meditations on the crucifixion, from Bishop Stephen — begins our Good Friday service, followed by the Liturgy of the Cross, veneration of the cross and then Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. All are welcome.
A joyful celebration of the great Day of Resurrection! Come and join us as we remember God's good news with song, story, and sacrament.
• 5.30am Dawn Vigil
• 8am BCP Holy Communion
• 10am Choral Eucharist
• 11.30am Choral Mattins
• 5pm Choral Evensong