Lent 2022

Lent 2022


Services in Lent  The Mission Partnership will be sharing some services during Lent:  

The Ash Wednesday service will be at 7.30 pm at St Peter and St Oswald’s.

The Maundy Thursday service will be at 7.00 pm at St Augustine’s.  This will be the usual Agape meal of cheese, soup and bread with readings during the evening.

There will be a Good Friday meditation at SAPLC from 12 noon to 3.00 pm. It is hoped that the Villiers Quartet will provide a string duo. The service will be live streamed.



Taizé in Lent  Quiet reflective worship with gentle repetitive singing will take place in church for about half an hour on the following Thursdays starting at 7.00 pm: March 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st, April 7th & 14th

Please note the change of day from Wednesday to Thursday as, unfortunately, church is now permanently booked on Wednesdays.


Housegroups in Lent  We will be doing a Lent Bible study on the Gospel of Luke, loosely based on Tom Wright’s book Luke for Everyone: Bible Study Guide (New Testament for Everyone Study Guides).

There will be 6 weekly sessions for each group which meet on Tuesday afternoon on Zoom (contact Judith Roberts tel. 236 1531) and Wednesday evening in Shirley House (contact Janet Loughridge 258 4164)


All We Can All We Can's 2022 Lent Resources 'Let Wisdom Speak' are now available. This year's resources centre on the voices of women across All We Can's partners as well as Methodist Women in Britain. 

‘Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice.’

You are invited to listen to the voices of Joanna Adeyinka-Burford, Dr Selina Stone, Revds Sonia Hicks, Helen Cameron and Chan Kaur-Mann, the stories of All We Can’s partners and the reflections of several Methodist Women in Britain, in a devotional resource designed for you to journey with throughout the Lenten season.

Throughout Lent, as we listen to the voice of Wisdom and connect with All We Can’s partners, you can join a live broadcast and community on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at 1:17 pm every Wednesday and Friday. Why 1:17? Because we are inspired by Colossians 1:17 and seeking to ‘Hold Together’ in Christ.

 Go to https://www.allwecan.org.uk/landing/lent/ for access.

You can also join us on Tuesday 8 March at 7pm for a special online launch event to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate women’s voices from around the world, and then every following Tuesday throughout Lent for our online Study Group. Register for a Zoom place here.

You can also sign up to receive a weekly email based on these resources, throughout Lent. Sign up here.



Lent Lite #rely22  Relying on God can mean different things to different people, depending on their starting point. Lent Lite #rely22 aims to provide ONE thing each week, generally no more than about 30 minutes in length. They will be at different times and on various days of the week. This means you might not be able to attend all of them but we want to broaden access for more people to engage with at least some of them. Think of it as  the equivalent of 'couch to 5k' in prayer, if you like: an opportunity to do something more during Lent.  See here for details.


Walking humbly through Lent with Christian Aid  We often draw on the words of Micah 6 vs 8 to motivate ourselves to do justice and love kindness. This Lent we are going to take time to reflect and meditate on the last part of that well-known verse and ponder on the question of what it means ‘to walk humbly with our God’ 

Through a series of podcasts with partners and friends at Operation Noah, Ecocongregation Scotland, the Church of Scotland, Young Christian Climate Network and Quakers in Britain we will reflect together on how walking humbly with our God might replenish and restore us to do justice and love kindness, particularly in the face of climate chaos. 

Each episode will feature stories, biblical reflections, songs and prayers and will be available to download from Ash Wednesday, 2 March, with a new episode released each Monday of Lent. We encourage you to download and listen to the episode on a walk or journey of your own. A transcript and questions for reflection and discussion will also be provided for each episode. 

You will be able to download the podcasts from Ash Wednesday, 2 March at https://www.christianaid.org.uk


Lent Lectures from the Bishop of Sheffield

Bishop Pete Wilcox will be delivering a pair of devotional lectures three times over across the Diocese in Lent: in Rotherham Minister on 8 and 14 March at 7.30 pm; in Sheffield Cathedral on 22 and 29 March at 7.00 pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) and in Doncaster Minster on 23 and 30 March at 7.00 pm.

The title of the lectures is 'Human Beings in Time and Space: Genesis 1 & 2 and the challenge of the climate emergency'. The first lecture, 'Human Beings in Time' attempts an exposition of Genesis 1.1-2.4a; and the second, 'Human beings in Space' focuses on Genesis 2.4b-25. In both lectures Bishop Pete seeks to show that the Bible passages constitute a mandate for Christians to act with urgency in the face of climate change.


Lent Course on Cry for Hope: A Call to Decisive Action

This course is suitable for either live or Zoom meetings. Each week includes two speakers and written course materials with questions for discussion, a prayer, and suggestions for action. Full details are available on the website:

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