LENT COURSE AT THE BARN CENTRE, NEWICK STARTING 22nd FEBRUARY every Thursday from 7PM
'Come Follow me'.
The season of Lent begins on February 14th this year. Lent highlights the time Jesus spent in the desert where he went to discern his vocation to be obedient to God and reject the devil’s temptations. The Lenten season is a time when Christians are encouraged to spend time examining their own relationship with God. This year the parishes of Newick and Chailey will again combine to journey together on both our individual and collective journeys .
Through baptism the Christian journey is transformed into pilgrimage. Pilgrimages are always made in the direction of holiness. Such travels need preparation, direction and purpose. There is always a need for sustenance which we find in Holy Communion and Scriptures. When we look back on our travels hopefully we will recognise that something within us has change how we see ourselves especially in relation to God who is the Holy One
Our Lent course this year is home made. We will begin by assessing where we are on now our journey to God. We will look deeply into the sustenance God provides for us in both Holy Communion and Holy Scripture.The Lord's command to go out to the whole world will be illustrated by the Reverend Martin Poole whose book, 'Church beyond Walls' is a best seller. Martin created a means of taking the Gospel out to the general population of Brighton and Hove by instigating events such as the Beach Hut advent calendar on Hove Seafront. He designed an amazing Stations of the Cross through the Lanes in Brighton and is a liturgical visionary. With the help of illustrations and readings and song we will join Jesus on his journey from Pilate’s Palace to the tomb. Our course begins on 22nd February and takes place in St May’s after we have met for puddings at 7.00pm in the Barn. These weeks in Lent are to help us delve even more deeply into our response to Our Lord’s call to ‘Follow Me.”.
It would be wonderful if you could join us.
Pastoral Care Fund
St Peter’s church has set up a specific fund to help families who are suffering from hardship and difficult circumstances. Help is available to anyone in the village, not just to church members. If you know of anyone who needs financial or material help and who would benefit from access to this fund, please contact Rev’d Paul Mundy or one of the Church Wardens.
This fund is ongoing and if you feel you can contribute, however little, it would be very much appreciated.
Donations can be made at any time to the Treasurer or directly to the bank. (Chailey P C C, Sort Code 09-01-55 Account 06923088. Please state ‘Pastoral Care Fund’). Cheques can be posted in the letterbox outside St Peter’s bell tower or handed to a Church Warden.
If you are able to gift aid your donation, please include a note with your name, address and postcode, or you can email a note to the Treasurer, to firstname.lastname@example.org