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Lent prayer 2018 - Ash Wednesday (14 February)



Today's prayer activity: 

Think, or talk about, the people, situations and issues that you care about – think about your friends, family, neighbours, community, country, leaders and other nations. Consider individuals, groups or nations who are on your heart and mind because they are living in poverty, or facing grief or suffering, and especially think about those who don’t know about, or haven’t yet experienced, God’s love for them. 

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Lent prayer 2018 - welcome and prayers for Shrove Tuesday


Welcome to our series of prayers for Lent which begins today, Shrove Tuesday. Further prayer themes, starters and activities will be uploaded on Ash Wednesday and then every Sunday during Lent, and also on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course Easter Sunday.

You can do as much or as little as you are able, and you can pray any time, any place, anywhere. There is no wrong way to pray.Our aim is that through this prayer series, you will be able to deepen your relationship with God. 

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Ash Wednesday Service


Please join us to mark the beginning of Lent. 

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday 14 February, 8pm 
Christ Church, Esher

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. It is the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday, marks the start of Lent in the Christian calendar and has been observed by Christians for centuries.



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Lent Prayer Group


Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

We will, once again, be running an online Lent Prayer series. You will receive emails throughout Lent containing prayer themes, starters and activities.  

To take part please email Fiona on or sign-up in church. If you don’t have email access please let the Parish Office know and we’ll ensure you take part by providing paper versions.


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Lent Course: Christ & the Chocolaterie


This original and innovative Lent Course uses the film ‘Chocolat’, based on the novel by Joanne Harris, as a starting point for exploring issues about God, the world, and what it is to be human.   

The five sessions include extracts from the film, group discussion, questions, exercises, meditations, reading suggestions and Bible passages. Information also includes the curious history of chocolate, the unfair economics of chocolate and ideas for a chocolate feast! 

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