Lent 2017

A round clipart image of a palm leaf, a cross, bread and wine and a water bowl.

Heavenly Father,
Protector of all who trust in you,
you led your people through the desert
and brought them to a land of plenty.
Guide us as we journey through Lent.
Fill us with your spirit of love.
Preserve us from all harm
and bring us safely to our destination.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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

A photograph of a bowl of ashes sitting on palm leaves, surmounted with a palm cross

1st March

10.15am & 7.30pm Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes

Thursday Mornings in Lent

A Communion chalice on an altar

Each Thursday morning (beginning on the 2nd March) the Eucharist will be celebrated (according to the Book of Common Prayer) in St Catherine’s Chapel at 7.30am. 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

Graphic stating 'Lenten lunches'

Thursdays at 12.00 noon

From the 2nd of March in the Costello Centre in Baliffgate. A short meditation followed by a simple lunch of soup, rolls and cheese. Hosted throughout Lent by each of the Christian congregations in Alnwick.

Lenten Self-Denial

Logo with "CMS: Sharing Jesus; Changing Lives" written on it

Lent Boxes will be available in church from the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This year we will be supporting the Church Mission Society (CMS) in their Christian mission to bring hope and freedom to the world.

Church Mission Society website

An Extra Act of Worship

An image of a Priest distributing Communion to a chorister at St Michael's

Perhaps you could find a little extra time in addition to your Sunday worship this Lent. Why not come along to a midweek Eucharist – 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.

A Celebration of Healing and Wholeness

Simple line drawing of a hand on another person's forehead

Sunday, 12th March at 6pm

The Church’s Ministry of Healing including (for those who wish) the laying on of hands and anointing.

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