Lent with St Nicholas

Join us for lent lunches of soup, bread and cheese on Friday 22nd, 29th March and 5th, 12th April at 12:30pm when we will be collecting donations for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal ~ this year’s Bishop’s Lent Appeal will raise money to help those with mental health difficulties.

The main recipient will be an initiative that is spearheaded by four young members of the royal family. ‘Heads Together’ is a national coalition of charities that is supported by HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Each year, Bishop Christopher organises a Lent Appeal to help local and national good causes. And each year, generous worshippers from our diocese donate money and hold fundraising events to support those charities. More than £30,000 has been raised each year recently.

The bishop hopes that by making mental health the focus of this year’s appeal, it will also prompt our church communities to be more accessible and welcoming to those facing mental health problems.

“Mental health is a live topic in our society. We rightly talk about it more and more, especially among children and young people. This is vitally important not just in preventing the waste of lives and talents, but also in seeking to make space for people to speak with one another about their experiences – and be heard.”

Bishop Christopher

We are also running a programme of Five Talks for Lent at Shedfield Study Centre on Mondays 11th March – 8th April, 7:15 for refreshment and 7:30 start.

Monday 11th March with Revd Harvey Griffith – ‘Has there ever been – or could there be a ‘just’ war?’

Monday 18th March with Sir Jonathan Montgomery – ‘What are the ethical issues surrounding end of life care?’

Monday 25th March with Revd Will Hughes – ‘If God is love, why is there so much suffering in the world?’

Monday 1st April with Ven Gavin Collins – ‘Can we really believe in the resurrection and eternal life for us all?’

Monday 8th April with Kate Branigan QC – ‘Justice, mercy and faith; reflections on the Family Justice system.’

To find out more contact Revd Juliet Montague T:  01489 895012  E:  revdjuliet@gmail.com