Lent at St Edmundsbury Cathedral
This year’s Lent theme is ‘Fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God’. Download a PDF leaflet of all our Lent sessions here.
The season begins with 2 services on Ash Wednesday, 22 February, to mark the beginning of Lent. We’ll have a 1.00 pm and 7.00 pm service. These services will include the offering of ashes, the ancient sign of our humanity and mortality.
Guest Preachers on Sundays in Lent
Throughout Lent we welcome some guest preachers, who will join us on Sundays at the 10.30 am Choral Eucharist. These special preachers are:
Sunday 26 February: The Rt Rev’d Tim Stevens, former Bishop of Leicester
Sunday 5 March: The Rev’d Canon Rufin Emmanuel, Lead Chaplain at WS Hospital
Sunday 12 March: The Rev’d Alison Miller, Assistant Priest North Bury Team
Sunday 26 March: Br Charlie Annis, Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield
Friday Lunchtime Addresses
We will also be holding Friday Lunchtime Addresses from 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm. During these sessions, our speakers will discuss what our Lent theme of ‘Fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God’ means to them.
Friday, 3 March: Canon Stephen Singleton
Friday, 10 March: The Rev’d Canon Linda Peall
Friday, 17 March: Canon Judi Newman
Friday, 24 March: The Rev’d Mark Osborne
Friday 31 March: The Rev’d Canon Eleanor Goodison
Wednesday Evening Virtual Talks
On Wednesday evenings, we’ll be moving things online for some special talks. Our speakers will help us reflect on the theme of our Lent series: “Fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God: Challenging perceptions to empower change.” Join us on Zoom for these free to attend sessions. Email Canon Michael Robinson to register interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be joined by:
Wednesday 1 March: Sexuality: The Rev’d Dr Charlie Bell
Wednesday 8 March: Race: Father Andrew Moughtin Mumby
Wednesday 15 March: Social Class: The Rev’d Sophie Cowan
Wednesday 22 March: Disability: The Rev’d Canon Tim Goode
Wednesday 29 March: Plenary Discussion “How shall we now live?”
Failure: What Jesus Said About Sin, Mistakes and Messing Stuff Up, Emma Ineson (Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2023)
Godforsaken: The Cross – The Greatest Hope Of All, by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Daily Reflections in Lent
Images of Grace, by Amy Scott Robinson.
Dust and Glory (daily reflections by the same author as the Archbishops Lent Book 2023)
For those looking for something a bit different
The Way of Thomas Merton, A Prayer Journey through Lent by Robert Inchausti
For Children and Families
Dust and Glory, A Lent Journey for Children. 40 Daily Activities for Lent, the Church of England’s 2023 Lent campaign.
The Bishop will be at the Cathedral for our annual Diocesan Confirmation service on 14 May. A Confirmation Preparation course for adults and youth is available during Lent on Sundays. Contact the Rev’d Anita Rooney for more details: email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral during our Lent celebrations.
You can download the Lent events information here.