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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

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 Sunday before Lent - Transfiguration Sunday

Prayer for the week

Loving God,

The injustice of suffering is distressing and incomprehensible. Give us courage to turn towards and not against you in our sorrow, pain or misfortune, and inspire us always to work against the suffering of others; for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who reveals your heart of compassion in moments of both suffering and glory.

Amen.

Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 23 February 2020

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