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Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It is a particular time to confess sin and to seek personal and collective renewal (a ‘springtime of the spirit’). Lent has a special focus on Jesus’s journey to the cross and prepares the Church to celebrate his resurrection.

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The First Sunday of Lent

Prayer for the week

Saviour God:

We are painfully aware that inequality means some are sick from overindulgence, whilst others struggle without essentials. Grant joy and gratitude to those of us with the privilege to choose to give up a luxury for Lent, so that our solidarity with others may increase, and our devotion to you may deepen; as Jesus gave up all for love of us.


Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 1 March 2020

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