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.
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.
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Noon Said Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
8pm Sung Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
First Sunday in Lent 10 March
Revd Penny Seabrook introduces the Lent theme at the 9.30 Eucharist
Second Sunday in Lent 17 March
Thomas 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)
Revd 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
Justice Onwuka of Christian Aid will preach at the 9.30 Eucharist
Justice Onwuka is working on the Christian Aid campaign to stop climate change.
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.
8pm Eucharist using liturgy from the Iona Community
10.30am Chrism Mass at St Paul's Cathedral
7.30pm Eucharist with Foot Washing, the Stripping of Altars & the Watch
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
5.30am Dawn Mass
Services as usual at 8am, 9.30am & 11.30am
6pm Music & Readings for Easter