Lent groups 2021

Caring for Creation – York Course for Lent

Derek Chandler (Vicar, St. Barnabas, Emmer Green)
Day and time to be agreed with the participants

‘The Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a big impact on all our lives. It has important lessons to teach us about our life together on this planet, especially when we compare it to the greatest challenge of all to life on earth: climate change. Faith in our Creator God should enable us to see what is actually happening.’ A five session course by Canon Brian Davis.

For more information, or to register, email [email protected]

The Passion Narratives & the Easter Story

Fr Patrick Daly (Parish Priest, Our Lady and St Anne’s)
Monday evenings on Zoom at 7.30pm, starting on 22nd February

Six sessions on Zoom as follows:  The Last Supper; The Garden of Gethsemane & the Jewish Trial; Jesus before Pilate & Herod; the Crucifixion & Burial; the empty tomb and the Easter appearances; Resurrection faith in St. Paul’s epistles.

To join, use the link on the latest newsletter under “CHURCH” at www.ourladyandstanne.org.uk.

The Trinity

Steve Barden (St Andrew’s)
Wednesday or Thursday, day and time to be agreed with participants

A Lent Course on Zoom based upon the book The Trinity in John – a Study in Relationships by W M Henry, available priced £8.50 from the Open Bible Trust (www.obt.org.uk).  Easy to read chapters, the meeting will reflect on one chapter & reflection per week over Lent, starting w/c 22/02 & ending in Holy Week. 

To join, contact Steve on [email protected].

Living His Story

Mike Smith (Rector, Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham Parish)
Tuesday evenings on Zoom at 7.30pm, starting on 23rd February

Join me for a Lent group reading the book Living His Story, by Helen Steel which is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021. Helen offers us liberating and practical ways in which to share the gospel afresh by being the people God makes us to be and allowing people to be drawn to God through our natural gifts. To join this group you will need to buy a copy of the book before joining the group (published by SPCK available from all good bookshops). 

Contact Mike Smith ([email protected]) for more information including log in details.

The Parables: Prodigal son, Labourers in the Vineyard, Good Samaritan, Talents, Sower

Andrew Storch (Assistant Curate, Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham)
Tuesday evenings by Zoom 7.30 to 8.45pm, from 23.2.21 to 23.3.21

By joining in this course, participants will: express a new hunger to read the Bible, expectant that God will speak to them through it; develop skill for interpreting the Bible, being open to the working of the Holy Spirit drawing them closer to Christ through it; be able to clearly articulate how their faith and love for God affects their day to day lives.

For more information, or to register, email [email protected].

Holy Habits: Following Jesus

Nigel Jones (Vicar, St Andrew’s) & Martin Beukes (Minister, Caversham Methodists)
Sunday afternoons, 4-5pm, starting on Feb 21st

You’re invited to join us on a journey through Lent and the life and passion of Jesus, drawing on Andrew Roberts’ new book, Holy Habits: Following Jesus, exploring how Jesus modelled ten “holy habits” throughout his life and how we too can model these holy habits in our lives today. Each week we shall watch a ten minute video together, then discuss and pray.

To join, please e-mail [email protected] and we will send you the Zoom link.