February already, and this year it brings in Lent absolutely in the middle: 14th! Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day coincide and the countdown to Easter starts. There will be the usual Area Ash Wednesday service at Broxbourne at 8.00pm on Ash Wednesday.
Death and suffering are things that our generation associates with illness or age, rather than violent action. By and large these hard things of life are shielded away from view. They were very real for St Valentine, and exceptionally real for Jesus. We never see such suffering, but doubtless it goes on in hidden places of torture and oppression. Because we don’t see, perhaps our imaginations are not as acute as they might be.
Our mission is worshipping God and loving our neighbours. We have worship and groups and activities for all ages. You are assured of a friendly welcome. We provide a variety of times and styles of being church: Sunday mornings, twice a month on a Wednesday evening for exploring the spiritual side of life and monthly on Wednesday mornings informal prayer and reflection. In addition, the buildings are much used by the community. (The hall is not available for hire on Sundays.)
Advance notice of events:
14th Ash Wednesday Service 8pm
Friday 2nd Women's World day of Prayer
10am service at St Cuthbert's
7.30pm Service at Riverside Church, Rye Rd
Sat 3rd 7.15pm Quiz for Young Life (tickets from Dorothy Blatcher)
Sat 23rd 7pm URC Cuban evening