'that we may triumph over evil and grow in grace as we prepare to celebrate the Easter mystery with mind and heart renewed'
Lent is a wonderful opportunity for growth and renewal, and we warmly invite you to join us in person or online as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.
Praying the Rosary
Mondays: 10.30am at St Julian's
In the Rosary we contemplate the mysteries of our salvation. The simple prayer of the Rosary is offered each Monday through the year at St Julian's.
Tuesdays in Lent (from 8 March): 12.30pm at St John's
Lent Lunch follows the 12 noon Mass in St John's on Tuesdays in Lent: soup, bread, fruit, cheese and fellowship. Donations in aid of the Bishop of Norwich’s Lent Appeal to purchase beds for the Sag Sag Health Centre in Papua New Guinea.
Holy Hour and Benediction
Thursdays in Lent (from 3 March): from 11am at St John's
A meditation or devotional reading, followed by an hour's silent prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Feel free to come and go during this time. Benediction is given at 11.50am and Mass follows at 12 noon.
Lent reading group: 'What do you seek?'
Thursdays in Lent (from 10 March): 7.30pm on Zoom
We’ll be reading the new book What do you seek? Wisdom from Religious Life for today’s world by Fr John-Francis Friendship. As well as helping us to learn about consecrated life in the Anglican tradition, it will also help us think about our own response to the call of Christ on each of us. Copies (£13, discounted from £16.99) are available at church, and from good booksellers.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent (from 4 March): 12 noon at St John's
A weekly journey with our Lord along the Way of Sorrows, seeking to enter into the mystery of his sufferings and to pray for all who suffer with him today.
There'll also be Stations of the Cross and Benediction at 6pm on Palm Sunday, 10 April.
Saturdays in Lent (from 5 March): 11.30am at St John's
A weekly series of 20 minute musical meditations on the words of the Prophet Jeremiah with settings of the Lamentations by Thomas Tallis, Michel Delalande and Norwich composer Osbert Parsley, interspersed with short readings. Mass follows at noon.
'Via Crucis': a devotion for Passiontide
Sunday 3 April: 6pm at St John's
A newly-composed organ work (2021) by Philip Moore
played by David Ballard: prayers on the Passion by Eric Milner-White interspersed with music.
The daily Mass
The heartbeat of our parish life, a vital part of Lent
Sunday: 9am at St Julian's; 11am at St John's
Monday: 10am at St Julian's
Tuesday: 12 noon at St John's
Wednesday: 10am at St Julian's
Thursday: 12 noon at St John's
Friday: 5pm at St Julian's
Saturday: 12 noon at St John's
The Bishop of Norwich's Lent Appeal
This year parishes in the Diocese of Norwich will be raising money to support the purchase of beds for Sag Sag Health Centre in Papua New Guinea. Although small, it is central to the lives of many people living remotely in the rainforest which surrounds the town.
The 2022 Lent Appeal aims to provide much needed beds for young children and mothers-to be. The most vulnerable targeted groups will be children under one year old and mothers-to be attending ante natal clinics, although many other vulnerable groups will also be able to use the centre. All the help we can give is needed now.
Envelopes for your offerings will be available in church: please return them to us by Low Sunday (24 April) and we'll send off all our gifts together. Or you can give online here. Our Lent Lunches on Tuesdays at 12.30pm will also be raising money for the Appeal.