Keeping Lent at the Parish of Oxton


“Lent is a time for discipline, for confession, for honesty, not because God is mean or fault- finding or finger-pointing but because he wants us to know the joy of being cleaned out, ready for all the good things he now has in store.”
― Bishop Tom Wright

Compline and Lent Talks: Wednesday evenings in Lent at the Parish Centre, 7.30pm till 8.30pm. All welcome.

Our Parish’s Lent Charity this year will be for Church Urban Fund. Collection envelopes available at the back of Church, to be returned to Church at the end of Lent.

ONCT Ecumenical Lent Lunches: Mondays in Lent at Trinity with Palm Grove Church, Noon till 1.30pm. Suggested donation £2.50. Proceeds to Christian Aid.

ONCT Ecumenical Lent Study Groups: meet throughout Lent on Mondays. Theme: Daring to See God Now’.

Lenten Fasting: Lent offers us an invitation to us to fast — “giving up something for Lent”. In Lent, we recall that Jesus fasted for forty days in the wilderness. When we fast, we choose to deprive ourselves of something we value in order to remind ourselves that, in the end, we need only God.

Prayer and Bible Reading: A small group of clergy and lay people normally meet to say Morning Prayer together at Room 1 of the Parish Centre, Monday to Friday at 8.30 am. All are welcome. Why not come along for Lent? Or, if you’d like to follow the Church of England’s Bible reading pattern during Lent, this is available on our parish’s weekly pewsheet.