Lent 2019 – reflection through art

Like many churches, St Michael’s and St Mary’s keep the season of Lent as a time of reflection and penitence. This year we are encouraging you to dig deeper into the things of God through art. We are offering two opportunities for this.

Lent Groups in 2019 will be using Inspired to Follow, a course developed in partnership between the National Gallery and St Martin in the Fields. During each session, the group will focus on a painting, consider its biblical context, and have a chance to explore its meaning for them. As usual, there will be:

• an evening group running in the Parish Centre on Tuesdays 8–9.30 p.m. (starting 12th March)

• a daytime group running in the Parish Centre after the Wednesday 10 a.m. service (starting 13th March)

Each group will use the same material so participants are welcome and encouraged to work between the two groups if this suits their busy schedules.

Complementing the course, but separate from it, we also have a Lent book for sale, Sister Wendy Beckett’s Art of Lent: A Painting A Day From Ash Wednesday To Easter.  It  will be available for sale at £10 a copy (whether you wish to attend a Lent Group or not) after the 9.30am service on Sundays prior to Lent or via Bronwen Parr