Lent 2021

This Lent we want to journey and grow together in our discipleship of Christ.

We're going to be doing this in a number of different ways, including encouraging everyone to engage in a daily rhythm of Bible reading and prayer, weekly opportunities to pray together, and reflections based on our Sunday services.

Keep reading for more details and to find out how you can get involved.

Lent - Desert

Daily Patterns of Prayer

In a time when our corporate worship is scattered and we cannot be together, engaging in a regular pattern of personal prayer and seeking God is more important than ever.

Below we've offered some ideas of resources you could use to help you pray and reflect this Lent. Some are more like traditional Bible reading notes, others offer a daily liturgy or offer the chance to reflect on Bible passages in a different way. Do try them out and let us know how you get on!

We know that many of you already have your own resources - like daily reading notes - which is great! However, you might want to use Lent to try a different resource or way of praying. You might discover a new form of spirituality which you find helpful, or encounter God through something a bit less familiar.

Lectio 365

The Lectio 365 app is created by the 24/7 prayer organisation. You'll need a smartphone or tablet to use it.

It offers a chance to pause each day and reflect on Scripture. The prayers are available as text or audio recording.

For more information or to download the app, click here.

Northumbria Daily Prayer

The Northumbria Community offer a daily rhythm of prayers for morning, noon and evening.

These include Scripture readings, a chance to give the day to God and afterwards reflect on all that has happened. The prayers are available as a printed book, e-book or online.

For more information, click here.

Word Live

Scripture Union produce a daily resource called Word Live, which provides an opportunity to pause, read Scripture, think and pray.

Each day's prayers are available online, or you can get them delivered via email each day.

For more information, click here.

Tearfund Lent Devotional

Tearfund have produced a special Lent devotional, which is available in print format or via daily emails.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Weekly Prayers

At 8pm each Monday evening we will be leading a short time of prayer and reflection live on Youtube and Facebook.

You are welcome to join in live, or the videos will be made available afterwards.

Each week we will be using a physical object to help in our prayers. You don't have to do this, but if you can please find the following items for each week:

  • 22nd Feb - Sand (roughly a cupful). Click here for the live video.
  • 1st Mar - Footprint (you can draw round your own or use this template). Click here for the live video.
  • 8th Mar - Blue cloth
  • 15th Mar - Heart (can be made of paper, wood, or whatever you have available)
  • 22nd Mar - Candle
  • 29th Mar - Cross (of any kind)
Communion and Cross

Sunday Services

During Lent, our online services will be focussing on different aspects of the Easter story as seen through eyes of some of the different characters.

Each week we'll provide some questions to help you reflect on what's been said. You can use these on your own, or in your small group. To find the questions (and videos of the messages) click the links below.

  1. Jesus in the Desert