Lent groups

The weeks during Lent are a time when we reflect on our faith, and prepare for the joy of Easter to come.  Lent home groups are a wonderful way of exploring our faith in more depth and of getting to know each other better.

This year we followed a 5 week course produced by United Society Partners in the Gospel entitled 'All things are possible'. This course looks at how Anglican Churches around the world are supporting global development. It has a focus on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

There is growing understanding among governments, the UN and other bodies that faith-based organisations have a key role to play in global development.  According to UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark: ‘Faith-based organisations 'have an important role to play in reminding us to focus on what really matters to us as human beings in search of well-being'. The Lent course aims to help us make links between our faith and global development.

During the course we looked at PROSPERITY: What does it mean to prosper? PEOPLE: What does it mean to fulfil our potential? PLANET: What does it mean to care for the environment? PEACE: What does it mean to love our neighbour? and PARTNERSHIP: What does it mean to live in partnership with God?

There will be further opportunities to get involved in Lent Groups, following a new course, next year.  In the meantime, if you'd like to be part of a home group, please contact the Parish Office on 020 8460 5682.