Lent 2020

Surprised by generosity – sermon series

Throughout Lent, starting Sunday 6 March at 8.00am, 9.30.00am, 10.30am and 6.00pm services

Lent gives us the opportunity to think afresh about our response to God’s generosity.  He gives us life and love and guidance about living in harmony with each other and the created world, but it takes time and thought to appreciate this – to learn to live generously ourselves.

Instead of giving something up for Lent, please take up the challenge of coming to church on each of the five Sundays during Lent, when sermons will focus on the ways in which faith impinges on the choices we make in daily life.

Surprised by generosity – study group

Thursdays 10, 17, 24 and 31 March and Thursday 7 April, 7.30–8.30pm

On Zoom: Meeting ID: 864 8622 5962, Passcode: 269427

This evening session, run by Revd Penny, will start with a short video, and then use passages from Luke’s gospel to open up discussion in small groups of the theme explored in the sermon given on the previous Sunday. Don’t worry if you have never joined a group like this before.  No previous knowledge will be assumed, but everyone is welcome.

Christian Art 1622–2022

This year’s Lent course engages with the intersection between Christian art and the wider sweep of art history. Focussing on art created at one hundred year intervals, over the course of five weeks we leap a century at a time from 1622 to 2022.

Wednesday evenings in the Middle Room, All Saints Church Hall, 70a Fulham High Street, SW6 3LG 7.00pm–8.15pm

Admission free

Wednesday 9 March –  1622

The Revd Doctor Nicholas Cranfield

Before coming to the diocese as Vicar of Blackheath All Saints in 1999, Fr Nicholas taught history in the University of Cambridge. For more than twenty-five years he has been arts correspondent for the Church Times. Fr Nicholas is a member of the International Association of Art Critics UK and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Wednesday 16 March – 1722

Rachel Campbell-Johnston

Rachel is The Times newspaper's chief art critic. Appointed to her post in 2002, she has also been her newspaper's poetry editor, leader writer, deputy comment editor, obituary writer and deputy books editor. Mysterious Wisdom, her biography of artist Samuel Palmer, was published in 2011.

Wednesday 23 March – 1822

Sara Davison

Sara Davison is a lover of Italian Renaissance art, her master's dissertation was on the devotional landscapes of Giovanni Bellini. When not visiting art galleries her other passions include gardening, watercolour painting and reading.

Wednesday 30 March – 1922

The Rt Revd Lord Richard) Harries of Pentregarth

Bishop Richard was vicar of All Saints from 1972 to 1981 and Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006. He is the author of more than 30 books on the interface of Christian faith and wider culture, These include Art and the Beauty of God (Continuum 2000), The Passion in Art (Ashgate 2004), The Image of Christ in Modern Art (Ashgate 2013), Seeing God in Art: The Christian faith in 30 images (SPCK) and just published ready for next Lent Hearing God in Poetry: fifty poems for Lent and Easter. (SPCK)

Wednesday 6 April

Jacqueline Douglas

Following a theology degree, Jacky studied design at Central Saint Martins and then focused on portraiture and drawing at Heatherley School of Art and the Royal Drawing School, London. She designs sacred spaces most recently a large-scale refurbishment of St Paul’s, Brentford. She is co-leading the Art is Freedom project for Hestia featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery.


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