Lent Across the Benefice

Ash Wednesday

To mark the beginning of Lent, a time of inner renewal and reflection, we will be holding a Communion Service with ashing at St Mary’s Garsington at 10.30 am on 14th February and 5.15pm in All Saints’, Cuddesdon.

Horspath York Course: On the Third Day.on-the-third-day-booklet

The Horspath Lent Group meet throughout Lent on Wednesdays from 10.30 to 11.30 am at John Llewelyn’s house in Gidley Way.  The York Course this year is ‘On the Third Day’.

Rationale: The resurrection is the Big Story that turned a little Jewish protest movement into a world-transforming religion. And yet by Easter Monday we’ve almost forgotten about it and are planning our summer holidays. How can we re-capture the explosive power of the resurrection that ricocheted around the world? How can we live in the glow of resurrection and be an Easter people? How can ‘there and then’ become ‘here and now’?

5 Sessions:

1. Have I got news for you!

2. So what? The implications of the Resurrection

3. ‘Let him easter in us’

4. Celebrating and praying Easter

5. A risen Church

The course booklet includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion.

Each group needs a copy of the course audio, and group members will benefit from having their own personal copy of the course booklet.

In addition many groups find the transcript, which sets out the words as spoken on the audio material, invaluable.

Simon Stanley puts questions to the participants on the course audio: Revd Prof Tom Wright, NT scholar and former Bishop of Durham; Paul Vallely, journalist and broadcaster; Revd Ruth Gee, former President of Methodist Conference and Bishop Libby Lane.


Lent Book 2018:Say it to God

Say it to God – Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2018 by Luigi Gioia.

Want to renew your prayer life?

Have you ever felt a stumbling block in your prayers? Something you just can’t say, or don’t know how to say?

Or even just want a breath of fresh air for your prayer?

Say It To God is a simple, honest, and inspiring prayer journey through Lent.

You are warmly invited to read this book during the weeks of Lent and then come to a discussion on it on 28th March at Christa’s house, 97 Southend in Garsington.



Lent Talk Series:kneeling-at-the-foot-of-the-cross

At the Foot of the Cross

On Thursdays during the Season of Lent there will be a series of talks which focus on the theology of the cross as taught by leading theologians including: St Paul, St Augustine, Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther and Jurgen Moltmann.  The talks take place in All Saints’, Cuddesdon at 8 pm for 45 minutes followed by discussion and concluding with Compline by candlelight in the Chancel.  Beginning on the 22nd February.  Look out for further details of speakers on posters and the website.