Christ our Guide,
stay with us on our pilgrimage through life:
when we falter, encourage us,
when we stumble, steady us,
and when we have fallen, pick us up.
Help us to become, step by step,
more truly ourselves,
and remind us
that you have travelled this way before us.
The season of Lent provides us with a fresh opportunity to grow in faith and commitment to our Lord. Please take advantage of that which is on offer as, together with Christians throughout the world, we take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness which is proclaimed in the gospel.
Ash Wednesday – 5th March
10.15a.m.& 7.30pm Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes
An opportunity for small groups to meet together in faith using the new Church of England â€˜Pilgrimâ€™ course. There are several opportunities to meet â€“ Mondays at 7.30pm, Tuesdays at 2.00pm, Wednesdays at 11.15am and Thursdays at 7.30pm. Do â€˜sign upâ€™ on the list at the back of church.
Thursday Mornings in Lent
Each Thursday morning (beginning 6th March) the Eucharist will be celebrated (according to the Book of Common Prayer) in St. Catherineâ€™s Chapel at 7.30 a.m. Getting up early (in the dark) may seem like an inconvenience but it is good discipline and an opportunity to be with Jesus, under the form of bread and wine, in a quiet and reflective setting. A light breakfast will be available after the service.
Ecumenical Lent Lunches
Thursdays at 12.00 noon (from 6th March) in the Costello Centre in Bailiffgate. A short meditation followed by a simple lunch of soup, rolls and cheese. Hosted throughout Lent by each of the Christian congregations in Alnwick.
Â Lent Boxes will be available in church from the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This year we will be supporting â€˜CMSâ€™ (Church Mission Society) in their Christian mission of changing lives thrugh the message of the Gospel.
An Extra Act of Worship
Perhaps you could find a little extra time in addition to your Sunday worship this Lent. Why not come along to a midweek Eucharist â€“ or to Evensong on a Sunday night. Making that little extra effort may be just what you need to add a special dimension to your spiritual life.
Lent is an excellent time to consider more carefully some aspect of our faith through reading a spiritual book. There will be a good selection of books in church for you to borrow.
“A Celebration of Healing and Wholeness”
The Churchâ€™s Ministry of Healing
including (for those who wish)
the Laying on of Hands and Anointing
Sunday 16th March at 6.00pm