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LENT

 

While what we can offer in church is still limited by coronavirus restrictions, there are plenty of resources and opportunities available; see below.

Diocesan weekly briefing

This year's Lent theme in the Diocese is 'See, I am doing a new thing!' (Isaiah 43:19).  The Lent Parish Briefing will comprise a thought for the week (in video form, with a more extended written version), a video highlighting projects supported by the Bishop of Guildford's Community Fund, the latest Bishop's sermon, and some signposting to national resources which might be of use.  Sign up here http://eepurl.com/gWF3db.

 

#LIVELENT: God’s Story, Our Story (national CE resource)

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We witness to God’s story and the impact this has made to our story so that others might also find their story taking on new meaning in the light of God’s love. While the current restrictions on daily life necessitated by the pandemic present significant challenges, the suffering and isolation many continue to face make the need for us to share God’s love with our communities greater than ever. Rather than just being a Lenten discipline, this year’s #LiveLent is a joyful invitation to make witness a normal part of the Christian life, the natural overflow of a life lived in devotion to Christ.  From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Day (4 April), there are six reflections for each week including a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading and a prayer.  Additionally, each week has a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week.  Sign up at #LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story - our Lent reflections | The Church of England.