lent 2018

  • Ash Wednesday 14 Feb – Holy Communion @ 7pm (9am Morning Prayer)
  • Lent lunches – every Wednesday beginning on 14 Feb 12-1.30pm (delicious cheese, bread, pickles etc – all profits to Christian Aid – bring a friend!
  • Lent courses begin on Tues 20 @ 7.15pm and Wed 21 @10.30am – see below
  • ‘Generous God Generous People’ - daily bible readings booklet will be available from Sunday 11th Feb - £1
  • Maundy Thursday 29 March – evening Holy Communion service


This year for our Lent Course we are pleased to bring you not one, but two international speakers. Well, admittedly they are appearing on DVD rather than in person, but we are very excited about their messages and their teaching which is relevant to, and will challenge, every member of St Matthias.

John Mark Comer, who leads a church in Portland, Oregon, unpacks what it means to be “PRACTISING THE WAY OF JESUS”, helping us to understand how we can change to become more like Jesus looking at some of the Spiritual Disciplines such as Prayer, Solitude, Quietness and Fasting.

Pete Greig is a senior pastor in Guildford, teaches at St Mellitus College and heads up the 24/7 Prayer movement. He helps us to understand PRAYER in a course which many of us have benefited from in our home groups.

Both will run for 6 weeks on both Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings, and we will gather together for the first 10 minutes each time, before breaking into the two strands. Whilst you will benefit most from attending all 6 sessions, you are welcome to come to any that you are able to. To get the most out of each suggestion we suggest you bring your Bible as well as a notebook/notepad and pencil/pen.