St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

Lent at St Michael & All Angels 2015
(18 February - 1 April)

What is Lent? Click here for a liturgical guide by Cathie James, Master of ceremonies
Lent services in 2015

At St Michael & All Angels, we mark Lent in a variety of ways - in services and in other activities (scroll down for more details of each activity):

- Lent Lunches: Lunch in homes or the Parish Hall to raise money for our Lent Appeal.
- Lent Sermons: The Sunday morning sermon series will focus on the theology of redemption
- Why me?: At Evensong, 6.30pm Sundays, members of the congregation give personal reflections on their life and faith (details below)
- Events and Courses, Reflection and Prayer

Lent for Children

Full details of our 2015 Lent programme to be announced shortly

dominus flevitLent Sermons

'For we brought nothing into this world.....'
In Lent 2015 the sermons at 10am Mass on Sunday mornings will focus on the theology of living and dying.
Lent 1: Sunday 22 February: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest
Lent 2: Sunday 1 March: Fr Graham Morgan Kt., Hon Assistant Priest
Lent 3: Sunday 8 March: Father Neil Evans, Director of Ministry in London Diocese
Lent 4: Sunday 15 March: Family Mass for Mothering Sunday - Sarah Lenton, subdeacon
Lent 5: Sunday 22 March: Passion Sunday: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar

Lent Charity Appeal

Throughout 2015, St Michael & All Angels will be supporting three charities. Details will be announced shortly and they will include:
The Upper Room - a centre for the homeless and disadvantaged in West London.
The Mulberry Centre, a drop-in centre in Isleworth, offering information and support to anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.
The income from the Lent Appeal is divided equally between them.

Lent Lunches

Lent lunch - February 2010You are warmly invited to join other members of the congregation and their families for a simple lunch each Sunday during Lent (with the exception of Mothering Sunday). There is no charge but donations are invited to our Lent Appeal in aid of the three charities St Michael's will support in 2015 (see above). They start at 12.30pm and all the venues are close enough to be reached easily from St Michael's.

Why Me ?

At the 6.30pm Evensong service, members of the congregation give a personal reflection on their life and faith:

Sunday 22 February- John White
Sunday 1 March- Sarah Lenton
Sunday 8 March - tba
Sunday 15 March - Christina Balmer
Sunday 22 March - tba

Events and Trips: Delighting in God

During Lent we make a series of visits to places where we can reflect on the connections between faith and art as a means of inspiring and guiding us on our Lenten journey. Details tba

Study Groups

A variety of discussion groups will be held to help you on your Christian journey (details tba)

Study Book

Details of our recommended study book for Lent tba
Prayer and Worship

Stations of the Cross
A short meditative service journeying with Christ on the way of the Cross
Fridays at 6.30pm throughout Lent. Venue: St Michael & All Angels Church

Daily Office
Come and join the Church's regular daily cycle of prayer, which takes place before Mass. 9am Sundays, 5.30pm Mondays, 12 noon Wednesdays, 9.30am Thursdays and 9.30am Saturdays. Venue: St Michael & All Angels Church

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Mondays at 6.30pm after Mass or by appointment. Further times will be advertised during Holy Week. Venue: St Michael & All Angels Church