Lent 2018

Ash Wednesday on February 14th marks the start of Lent, and this year our six week Lent Course will begin on Monday 19th March and look at the Beatitudes. 

A few short sentences, the Beatitudes are perhaps the most important, subversive and revolutionary text in the Bible. They sum up Jesus’ teaching about what it means to live as a child of God’s kingdom. They can be found right at the beginning of a long passage of teaching by Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel, known as the Sermon on the Mount.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Join us in St Oswald’s Parish Centre from 7-9pm every Monday in Lent for a course of study and meditation, led by our Rector, Fr David Pickett.