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Lent 2020: Wednesday 26 February to Thursday 9 April

PACT Good Friday Walk of Witness: 10 April

Lent is a time when Christians remember the 40 days and nights Jesus spent alone in the desert without food, being tempted by the Devil. Jesus used this time to prepare for His work by fasting and praying.

The weeks of Lent were once the time when new Christians, who were to be baptized on Easter Eve, were taught about the Christian faith and life. Those who had already been baptized thought again about the promises they had once made and promise to be true to them. Lent was a time for spring-cleaning lives, as well as homes.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Pancake Day, six and a half weeks before Easter Day. The last week of Lent begins with Palm Sunday, which celebrates the day Jesus entered Jerusalem and the people lay down palms at his feet. Lent ends the day before Easter Sunday, which is known as Holy Saturday. Sundays are not counted in the forty days.

In the Roman Catholic Church, Lent officially ends at sundown on Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), with the beginning of the mass of the Lord's Supper.

St Laurence Catholic Church

Bishop Ian (Retired Anglican Bishop of Dorking) will be leading Lent talks on the subject "The Lord's Prayer: His Prayer, Our Prayer". Looking at the Our Father in detail over the course of the four evenings, try to understand what it meant for Jesus and his disciples and what it can mean for us today.

These will be on Tuesday March 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st at 7.30pm in St Laurence Church hall


St Peter's Church of England Church

St Peter’s Church Lent Course on The Psychology of God: A five week course exploring the personality of God and how our own personality type affects how we see God

Two alternative times

Both in St Peter’s Church meeting room.


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