Lent and Easter
The 40 days before Easter are called"Lent". An opportunity to give time to God and reflection. Not just to give up something.
This year St Mary's annual Lent reflection series is called "The Road Home"
. It runs on Thursday from 15 February 2018 at 1215 for 1230.
The reflections are 15 minutes long, followed by a soup and bread lunch. Follow the link to see the paintings and a summary of the reflections.
15 Feb Reflection 1 For the Journey Kathryn Twining
22 February Reflection 2 He broke the rules Anne Payne
1 March Reflection 3 She gave all she had Allan Taylor
8 March Reflection 4 In the storms of life Rosemary Lee
15 March Reflection 5 Cast your net again Karen Case-Green
22 March Reflection 6 The warmth of love Anne Cooper
29 March Reflection 7 The Road Home Andrew Wheeler
Guildford cathedral Lent reflections use poetry and paintings on Thursday evening from 15 February at 8pm, ending with the short service of Compline at 8.30pm.
St Nicolas church run a Friday Lent reflections series from 11am to 12noon called "All things are possible" with a focus on faith and action for sustainable development. On Saturday morning and afternoon they are running half hour conversations based on Rowan Williams book "God with Us".
Mothering Sunday is on 11 March. See the Creative Arts page for information about "Something special about Mary".
The Bishop of Guildford's "Lent Challenge" booklet includes reflections and encourages us to give to some local and overseas charities, including St Saviours Guildford Special Families work.
You can sign up for daily reflections sent to your inbox from #LiveLent:Let you Light Shine by the Church of England. Go to www.churchofengland.org/lent
The Methodist church resources are available at http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/lent-and-easter/prayers-for-lent-and-easter/
Holy Week and Easter
We remember and celebrate the transforming love of God and his action through Jesus Christ's death on the cross, mending our broken relationship with him.
See the special Holy Week and Easter page
for more detailed information.