Edenham Benefice Events Calendar 2011: Programme for Lent 2011

Parish Lent Course: Fresh Perspectives on the Healing Love of Jesus

On the cross Jesus experienced the pain of separation from his Father – expressed in the cry ‘My God, why have you forsaken me’.  Jesus’ whole life was spent in communion with his Father – ‘I know you always hear me’ he once said (John 11).  But Jesus experienced ‘separation’ to bring healing and hope into our experience of separation.  Separation issues occur throughout our lives – from starting school to entering nursing care.  Our appearance, speech, education, work, can all be a cause of separation; bereavement and illness, unemployment or disability can also place us apart from others.  Sometimes we choose times of separation as in retreats or holidays.   In this course we will explore these issues in the light of the Stations of the Cross. 

The following opportunities to meet are planned.

Mondays 19.30 pm to 20.30 pm at Vine Cottage, Scottlethorpe Road
Convenors – Ron & Heather Lee (591338)

Tuesdays 10.30 am – 11.30 am at Witham View, Manthorpe
Convenor – Ann Taylor (590433)

Tuesdays 13.45pm – 14.45 pm at 8 Croake Hill, Swinstead
Convenor  – Grace Strutt

Fridays 14.00 pm – 15.00 pm at The Vicarage, Edenham
Convenor – Dorothee Whissell (591321)

If you would like transport it is freely available, please phone Father Andy 591358 or any of the convenors.

Regional House Lent Evenings

Wednesdays 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm: 16th, 23rd, 30th March and 13th April

‘PRAYING WITH THE AV’
In this four hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible (the Authorised Version) these evenings will provide an opportunity to dwell in the beauty of its language and the nuance of its translation of John’s Gospel in order to experience the light it gives on the Gospel.  Leader: Father Andy Hawes