Christians in Bournemouth meeting to consider significance of Lent

REFOCUSING PRAYERS FOR LENT: Dr Ian Terry

REFOCUSING PRAYERS FOR LENT: Dr Ian Terry

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CHRISTIANS in Bournemouth town centre are meeting every day as they consider the significance of Lent.

The parish is following the Bishop of Winchester’s Lent course, called Living the Mission of Jesus.

There are group meetings, using five church bases, each weekday.

Town centre rector the Rev Ian Terry said: “To get the best out of anything important, one needs to prepare carefully. So it is that preparing for the annual remembrance of the significance of Jesus' death and resurrection, in Holy Week and at Easter, is a priority, and has been throughout the ages, for Christians.

“Lent is a springtime for Christians, when we allow the light of Christ to shine on our lives, and we refocus our prayers, our reading of the scriptures and our shared life together, with a sharp moral focus, and a desire to be more open to God's will for each of us.”

Meetings are held on Mondays, 3pm, at 4 St Augustin’s Road; Tuesdays, 7.30pm, at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Richmond Hill; Wednesdays, 2pm, at St Peter’s Church; Thursdays, 10am, at St Andrew’s Chapel at Richmond Hill St Andrew’s United Reformed Church; and Fridays, 10am, at St Stephen’s Church vestry. All are welcome.

Sunday sermons will prepare for the explorations of faith in the group meetings by looking at Gospel readings. The sermons will be asking about the readings’ relevance to worshippers’ lives.

Dr Terry said preparations for Holy Week had begun on Ash Wednesday.

He said it was “a time when Christians, solemnly but joyfully, recommit themselves to coming closer to Jesus during Lent, and seeking his will for us, and for our town, is as relevant today as it has ever been”.

The occasion was marked by a Sung Eucharist with St Peter’s Choirs and the Bournemouth University Chamber Choir.

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11:41pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Eddie's dog says...

It is the opposite to 'borrow'.
It is the opposite to 'borrow'. Eddie's dog
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3:41am Mon 17 Mar 14

steve518 says...

Who cares!
Who cares! steve518
  • Score: 1

8:54am Mon 17 Mar 14

KLH says...

Will we see even more Jehovahs Witnesses about then? Hope not!!
Will we see even more Jehovahs Witnesses about then? Hope not!! KLH
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9:45am Mon 17 Mar 14

jeebuscripes says...

With so many people meeting together imagine if they did something useful.

They could really achieve something. It's a shame and a waste.
With so many people meeting together imagine if they did something useful. They could really achieve something. It's a shame and a waste. jeebuscripes
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Mon 17 Mar 14

hadvar says...

I'm sure there are sillier things to do that worship a Carpenter that lived 2000 years ago. Nothing really springs to mind at the moment, but there must be sillier things. Surely?
I'm sure there are sillier things to do that worship a Carpenter that lived 2000 years ago. Nothing really springs to mind at the moment, but there must be sillier things. Surely? hadvar
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Nutters..........
Nutters.......... Sir Beachy Head
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8:01pm Mon 17 Mar 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

I gave up religion for Lent.....50 years ago.
I gave up religion for Lent.....50 years ago. The-Bleeding-Obvious
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