LentJoin us this Lent, beginning Thursday, March 6th at 12pm, as we journey towards Holy Week by exploring the theme of spiritual disciplines through our series called ‘Taking it up’. Last year we had a really successful series called ‘Giving it up’, but this year we are giving that theme a twist.

Each Thursday lunchtime for 6 weeks (ending on April 10th), at our regular midweek communion service from 12pm-12.30pm, we will have a guest preacher who will give a homily (brief sermon) on a particular spiritual discipline such as prayer, fasting or repentance. We will consider what it means to take up each of these disciplines, and in doing so, take up our cross and follow Jesus.

Mar 6: Fasting           When you fast (Isaiah 58:1-14 / Matt. 6:16-18) – Dr. Andrew Alwine

Mar 13: Scripture       Man cannot live by bread alone –  The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson

Mar 20: Repentance  For this is the will of God  – The Right Rev. Mark Lawrence

Mar 27: Prayer           When you pray  – Matt Lambert

Apr 3: Almsgiving       Do not let your left hand know  – The Rev. David Adams

Apr 10: Hospitality    As you did it to one of the least of these  – Shawn Maze (Sanctuary Church)

The service will be followed each week by a tasty soup lunch in the Wellbrock Hall.

So why not consider taking a break from work, school or family life, and heading to the Cathedral for some spiritual, mental and physical nourishment!

All are welcome, and childcare is available from 11.45am-12.45pm. More details on speakers and topics to follow.

[The picture above is of a Cradle to Cross Wreath. Similar to an Advent calendar, it helps you to count down the days from Jesus birth thru Epiphany and Lent, to Easter. You can find out more and purchase one here.]