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2021 Lent Studies

Short studies on the readings for each Sunday in Lent, prepared by Revd Dr Colin Dundon. Each study document includes include the scripture texts. Click the link to download the study in printable pdf format!

Spend some time before each Sunday to reflect on the scriptures and the thoughts and questions Colin brings us.

Study for the First Sunday in Lent — 21 Feb 21.

Genesis 9:8-17 | Psalm 25:1-10 | 1 Peter 3:18-22 | Mark 1:9-15.

Study for the Second Sunday in Lent — 28 Feb 21.

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 | Psalm 22:24-32 | Romans 4:13-25 | Mark 8:31-38

Study for the Third Sunday in Lent — 7 Mar 21.

Exodus 20:1-17 | Psalm 19 | 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 | John 2:13-22

Study for the Fourth Sunday in Lent — 14 Mar 21.

Numbers 21:4-9 | Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 | Ephesians 2:1-10 | John 3:14-21

Study for the Fifth Sunday in Lent — 21 Mar 21.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 | Psalm 119:9-16 | Hebrews 5:5-14 | John 12:20-33

Study for the Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday — 28 Mar 21.

Isaiah 50:4-9a | Psalm 31:9-18 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Mark 14:1 - 15:27


2019 Lent Studies — Living the Cross in a Changing World

The Revd Dr Colin Dundon wrote a series of studies on the readings for the Sundays in Lent to help us to engage more deeply with the readings that we hear Sunday-by-Sunday in church.

Please go to a page with the details of each week's study and to download and print a copy.

2016 Lent Study — The Psalms of Ascent

The 2016 Lenten study was led by our Acting Rector, Revd Dr Colin Dundon. The psalms have guided and inspired God's pilgrim people for two and a half millennia expressing their joy, their praise, their fears, their laments and bold trust. This Lent we will journey with the ancient pilgrims using the Psalms that they used at the Feast of Tabernacles, Psalms 120-134 often called the Psalms of Ascents.

The study materials are here.

2015 Lent Study

In the spiritual life, we need a central idea: something so basic and comprehensive that it encompasses everything else. According to the acclaimed spiritual writer Carmelite Father Wilfrid Stinissen, surrender to God, abandonment to the One who loves us completely, is that central reality. The life of Jesus shows us the centrality of abandonment, for it is truly the beginning and the end of his mission on earth.

For lenten study this year, Rebecca recommended Fr Wilfrid Stinessen's book Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God who Loves Us. Father Wilfrid Stinessen was born in Antwerp, Belgium, where he entered the Carmelite Order in 1944. He was sent to Sweden in 1967 to co-found a small contemplative community. His many books on the spiritual life have been translated into multiple languages.

For Love of the World

This series of five studies by Rebecca Newland and Linda Chapman considers the Christian response to climate change and asks what must we do as followers of Christ. The first step is repentance. After true repentance comes changed behaviour.

Addresses on the Liturgy

In three talks, the Revd Dr Ray Williamson looks at the weekly service of holy communion — what we say and do, why, and what it means to us.

Reading in Worship

These notes from our Reading in Worship workshop give practical advice on how best to prepare and present a scripture reading in church service.

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