Lent Courses 2020
For Lent we made available the #LiveLent booklets issued by the Church of England and encourage people to be part of the Campaign - https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/living-out-our-faith/lent-holy-week-and-easter/livelent-care-gods-creation
The Campaign has been inspired and informed by the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2020 Lent Book, Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio (SPCK). This is the book that we are using for our Lent Course (at Clive and Gareth’s on Monday afternoons, and at the Vicarage on Thursday evenings - details on the Diary page of this website. The author is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at Tearfund and Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral. In the book she draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1), as she relates themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern. It would be good if you have the book, but it is not essential. It is available from the Sanctuary (the Cathedral shop) and other booksellers, and online.
There are lots of resources at
This handout contains the passage from Genesis
This is the handout for the first session, and the set of notes that Peter made.
We were thinking about light - so here is an image of Europe
This is the handout for the second session. The theme was the second day of Creation, and the idea of fresh water. The slogan of the water company that served Peter's last parish always seems quite inspirational.
This is the handout for the third session. The theme was the third day of Creation, with the focus on trees. The Monday afternoon group met as normal, but the Thursday group was cancelled due to Covid19. In a happier Spring, these are the trees and bluebells in Allestree woods.