Diocese of Chichester Lent Course 2024 | Jesus The Lord

This year’s Lent Course invites us to consider the vital question of who Jesus is and helps us to answer in faith: Jesus is the Christ, the Lord’s anointed Saviour, the light and hope of all the world (Matthew 16.13-20)

Each section of this specially commissioned Lent course has biblical references on some facet of this theme for our personal and communal reading. These are followed by a selection of much-loved prayers from the Book of Common Prayer, with a short commentary to help us understand them better. A profound reflection on the theme, written by a priest of this diocese then follows. We are also invited to reflect on Martin Earle’s depiction of the cross of Jesus and, as the weeks go by, to ponder individual aspects of the cross as they interpret key moments in the life of Our Lord. In this way, God’s Word in Scripture is unpacked through prayer and worship, to lead us deeper into the mystery of faith (1 Timothy 3.9) - into closer relationship with Christ our Lord, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2.3).

 Where: George Bell House, 4 Canon Lane

When: 12.00 - 2.00pm on Wednesdays throughout Lent, including a simple sandwich lunch followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Lady Chapel from 2.30-3.30pm.

  • Week One (21st February): Jesus The Lord, Giving Himself
  • Week Two (28th February): Jesus The Lord, Forgiving Sins
  • Week Three (6th March): Jesus The Lord, Healing The Sick
  • Week Four (13th March): Jesus The Lord, Hearing Prayer
  • Week Five (20th March): Jesus The Lord, Enlightening The World
  • Week Six (27th March): We will meet from 10.00am to 1.00pm to read through the Gospel of John. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please bring your own Bibles.

 If you would like to attend any or all of these sessions, please contact Thomas by Tuesday 14th February (E: thomas.roberts@chichestercathedral.org.uk T:  01243 812488) to register so that we have an idea about numbers for catering purposes. Please do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.