Pause for a moment and look outside. What do you see? What makes you smile?

Whatever you just described, think about this: what you saw was always there — it was just waiting for you to pause and notice it.

That’s the basic purpose of Lent: to create space in the middle of life’s responsibilities to appreciate what’s always been there: God’s presence.

“…you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing, Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:41-42

Lent is a 40-day period of making space for God leading up to Easter Sunday, based on Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness and is an important tool that can help us to listen to God’s voice 

While Lent does traditionally include personal sacrifice, the goal of this time isn’t to “better” your life, but to centre your life on what matters most: the One who made you and loves you endlessly. 

In the parish over Lent 2024 we want to take this and examine what it means in the widest sense, with a wide and eclectic mix of activities to help us all encounter and notice God in new and familiar ways. 

Together, let’s make space for what matters.

We have together a booklet with all the events happening across the parish.

Please click here to view

All of these activities are available to everyone and, with the exception of the Christian Basics Course and the Book Study, there is no need to commit to one thing for the whole of Lent, if you want to try something different each week, or just dip into things as your schedule allows, then please do that!