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Lent 2024

LCSB Lent programme

‘Lift your hands to God in prayer’

Thursdays in Lent on Zoom

22nd,29th (Feb) ; 7th,14th,21st (Mar)

7:30pm in St Benedict's

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“Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.”      Lamentations 2:19

We are broken people in a broken world, but we are also a people of hope. This Lent we are asking:

  • In what ways can we pray?

  • How can we embrace others in our prayer?

  • How can we stand with the broken in our world?

  • And we will explore the responses each of us might have to these questions.


Lent programme

In our Sunday evening services we will hold out our arms in prayer for what is broken in our world today.  We also plan to have a special prayer on the theme during Lent at Morning Prayer and Vespers.


On Thursday evening sessions in Lent, beginning on February 22nd, we invite you to explore four different ways to pray.

  • 22nd and 29th February: Centering prayer, Dr Lynne Scholefield

  • 7th March Creative Prayer, Emily Hollins/Helen Healy

  • 14th March Praying with Art Richard Watts

  • 21st March Praying in solidarity, Peter Stott


Dr. Lynne Scholefield is a retired University Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies and author of "Engaging with Living Religion" and "Women's Voices" - Jewish-Christian Dialogue. She has led a number of tours to Jerusalem and Galilee and is Secretary of the Epsom & Ewell Inter-Faith Forum. She is trained in delivering introductions to Centering Prayer by Contemplative Outreach. 


Book for Lent – proposal

The Contemplative Heart by James Finley

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“As a meditator and teacher for over 30 years I found this book to be the best I've ever read on the subject of contemplation.” Amazon review

Hiking Trail

As we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love. 

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