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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
in Michaelhouse

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. 



Wednesdays 12.30pm 

Holy Communion in Great St Mary's followed by

Lunchtime talks on 

The Arts and Faith (in Michaelhouse)

at 1pm

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



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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.

Morning Prayer

Weekdays 9am 

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.


Palm Sunday

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

Image by Grant Whitty
Image by Jametlene Reskp

Maundy Thursday

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

Good Friday

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.

Image by Alicia Quan

Easter Sunday

9 April

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

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