Serving God, Serving our Community

Lent at St Mary’s

This Lent as a Benefice we will be following the Church of England’s recommended Lent course – #LIVELENT based on Ruth Valerio’s book Saying Yes to Life, and the booklet which goes with it.

Our weekly meetings to discuss the material have regrettably had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus precautions.

Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop John Sentamu write: 

“This Lent, we hope both adults and children might engage in God’s plea for us to “Care for Creation”. It is an opportunity for us to rebuild our relationship with our planet, and in turn with the God who is Lord of everything. During this time, we hope you might engage in prayer, learn more about the remarkable world we have been given and build habits that last beyond the season to protect and honour the earth.”

In the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2020, Dr Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation in Genesis 1 to lift our focus from everyday concerns to issues that are affecting millions of lives around the world. Bursting with practical advice as well as biblical reflection, discussion questions and prayers, this is a stirring and liberating call to look after the world that God has made – and to share in God’s joy and creativity by making a difference for good.

Information on this page has been copied from the Church of England’s website – Lent resources. For more information and details of how to sign up for a daily email click here.


Lent Appeal

Our Lent Appeal this year will be for Embrace the Middle East and Maidstone Christian Care.

For more details click here.