Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Theme for reflection during Lent

Climate change was identified as the most pressing problem for the future of humanity at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year and we are taking this up for reflection, discussion and prayer during Lent.

Parish groups and Lenten reflections

Revd Penny will lead a discussion about the environmental challenges facing the global community every Wednesday during Lent in the Vicarage from 2.00–3.15 pm. Please sign up in church if you would like to come.

On Tuesday evenings the Eucharist in the Lady Chapel at 7pm will include time for Lectio Divina, led by Father Will. All welcome. Entrance by the organ door.

LentpilgrimCopies of Steven Croft’s Lent Booklet '40 Days of Reflections on The Beatitudes' are available for £3 at the back of church or sign up for free daily emails (Also available as Android/iOS app)

Ash Wednesday  6 March

Noon          Said Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

8pm            Sung Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

Preachers during Lent

First Sunday in Lent 10 March 

Revd Penny Seabrook introduces the Lent theme at the 9.30 Eucharist

Second Sunday in Lent 17 March

WWFThomas Vellacott, CEO of World Wildlife Fund Switzerland will preach at 9.30 Choral Mattins

Thomas Vellacott studied Arabic and International Relations at Durham, Cairo and Cambridge. He worked in private banking for Citibank and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. In 2001, Thomas joined WWF Switzerland, where he spent eight years heading its programme division. Since 2012, he has been CEO of WWF Switzerland.

WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Third Sunday in Lent 24 March

Revd Dr Martin Poulson SDB will preach at the 9.30 Eucharist

Martin Poulson was Head of Theology at Heythrop College before moving to become a senior lecturer at the University of Roehampton. As a Salesian since 1987, he has lived in various places in England and Ireland and has a particular interest in the theology and integrity of creation. Martin has recently undertaken theological consultancy work for CAFOD, Progressio, Operation Noah and various other organisations involved in justice, peace and the integrity of creation. He is chair of the livesimply coordinating group in England and Wales.

Fourth Sunday in Lent 31 March (Mothering Sunday)

A RochaRevd Peter Harris and Andy Atkins from A Rocha will preach at the 9.30 Eucharist

A Rocha is a Christian organisation working in twenty countries around the world, engaging communities in conservation projects and providing a forum for understanding the relevance of the Christian faith  to environmental issues. 

Peter Harris is one of the cofounders and is an Anglican priest.

Andy Atkins is CEO of A Rocha UK, and formerly led Friends of The Earth for seven years. He was a founder of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign.

Fifth Sunday in Lent 7 April

Christian aidJustice Onwuka of Christian Aid will preach at the 9.30 Eucharist

Justice Onwuka is working on the Christian Aid campaign to stop climate change.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday  14  April

9.10am            Gather at St Mary's Putney for Procession with donkey & palms

11.15am          Gather in Bishop's Park for Procession with donkey & palms

6pm                 A Meditation on the Passion. Membre Jesu nostril Buxtehude. Sung by the parish choir and the Tamesis Ensemble.

Holy Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 15/16/17 April 

8pm                 Eucharist using liturgy from the Iona Community

Maundy Thursday 18 April

10.30am          Chrism Mass at St Paul's Cathedral 

7.30pm            Eucharist with Foot Washing, the Stripping of Altars & the Watch

Good Friday 19 April

10am               Stations of the Cross 

Noon-3pm       The Three Hours with the Liturgy of the Cross from 1.30pm

4pm                  Children's Good Friday Service 

Easter Day 21 April 

5.30am            Dawn Mass

Services as usual at 8am, 9.30am & 11.30am

6pm                 Music & Readings for Easter