This year, Easter is about as late as it ever gets, so we have a whole month between Candlemas and Ash Wednesday – good news for clergy, who get a bit of breathing space before Lent and Holy Week. Lent is traditionally the church’s time for study and reflection. It used to be the time when new Christians would prepare for their baptism at Easter (and we do have a small group of adults about to start preparing for confirmation in September – still space if anyone else would like to join them). It is a time of year when we are all encouraged to set aside some extra time to read, pray and think about our faith.
You might like to join one of our Lent study groups this year. There are three options in our Mission and Ministry Unit. At Kelvedon and Feering, they will be looking at a selection of Psalms. Lydia and Julia will be leading Lent lunches with a discussion on the Beatitudes.