This year we will be using a mix of Bible Study and clips from the film "The Way". Starring Martin Sheen (from "The West Wing") this beautiful film is described thus:-
Dr. Thomas Avery is an American ophthalmologist who goes to France following the death of his adult son, Daniel(Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a Christian pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Tom's purpose is initially to retrieve his son's body. However, in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to walk the ancient spiritual trail where his son died, taking Daniel's ashes with him. While walking the Camino, Tom meets others from around the world, all looking for greater meaning in their lives.
Each session will be "free standing" and you are invited to join us via Zoom for as many or few as is practical for you. They will each run from 7.10pm to 8.30pm and will all be followed by a 15 minute service of "Compline". Dates are Thursday 25th February, Wednesday 3rd March, Wednesday 10th March, Thursday 18th March and Tuesday 23rd March.
The DVD of "The Way" is available quite cheaply on Amazon Smile or free with Amazon Prime; this will add to continuity and enjoyment if you have to miss some of the sessions.
Please click this link to join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87063766972?pwd=Tk42b3dScDdhZ3lQazBBVTkwZHVZdz09
Meeting ID: 870 6376 6972
Further to the announcement about using the film "The Way" during Lent we will be looking at the following themes.
Film Clip 0:00 to 20:00- .. (a change of direction - )
Film Clip 20:00 to 44:20
- (a change of heart - )
Film Clip 44:20 to 73:00
Film Clip 73:00 to 94:00
- T .... (a change of ultimate destination - )
94:00 to the end
An evening service of Said Evensong on Sunday March 21st at 6.30pm using the Book of Common Prayer liturgy. Enjoy traditional hymns, a short sermon and the Evensong canticles of the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis
Do join us on the link below:
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If you encounter any difficulties in joining this Service, please contact Ollie Scase for assistance firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpha Online is a course designed to give you the space and time to ask challenging questions about life, faith and meaning from the comfort of your own home.
It is ideal for those new to faith, those sitting on the fence regarding faith, and those of us who want to know Jesus more.
Each film is designed to create conversation around a topic such as: is there more to life than this, who is Jesus, what proof is there that he existed, what is the meaning of life, why is there suffering in this world.
Each week we watch the short film prior to the meeting, and then join the Zoom meeting for 1hr 30 mins where we explore life’s big questions.
We invite all of you along, but especially ask you, do you know anyone who might benefit from this course? Perhaps someone struggling, feeling a little lost, or wondering about faith and whether it might be for them. If so, please suggest they join us.
The course will be eleven weeks long and meetings will be held at 7.30pm each Wednesday from the 10th February 2021.
If you would like to join us at ANY point of the course, please contact Helen Wittgreffe at email@example.com
BISHOPS' LENT APPEAL 2021
KAGERA LENT APPEAL
Bishop's Lent Appeal this year is once again supporting our link diocese in
emphasis is on providing help for Key Workers with particular reference to
Farmers, Doctors and Priests
- Our donations will support a wide range of vital
- building rainwater tanks using local materials,
- employing specialist doctors for Murgwanza Hospital and
details can be found on the Diocesan Website: https://www.cofesuffolk.org/exploring-faith/our-bishops/bishops-lent-appeal/
- supplying motorbikes for priests (!) to help them move
around the long distances in their parishes
also find out how to "Buy a Bishop" for an hour or take part in the
auction for Bishop branded products!
an online donation facility on that page but donations can also be made via
BACS and by Cheque
Sort Code: 16-22-17 Acc No. 12190112 Name of
Account: St Edmundsbury and Ipswich DBF No 2 Reference
post to Diocesan Accountant, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, IP1
cheque payable to St Eds and Ips DBF and write Kagera Lent Appeal on
the back of the cheque.
also collect cheques and take them down to St Nicholas Centre if you prefer not
to post them)
planning to March a Marathon to raise funds and Carl Lawrence will be
supporting this effort too if Robin needs a break!
contact Sally Wainman if you have any queries
Mobile: 07807 984589
Lands End to John O’ GroatsWe are a team of 16 colleagues who have decided to do a . Together, we plan to either walk, cycle or run the Our Team captain will plot our miles each week, making sure we keep on target!
ANN'S HAIR- RAISING !
I am going to dye my hair PINK for St Elizabeth Hospice (Suffolk) because we all know someone they have supported! In this lockdown we
all need a little bit of colour in our lives too!
Please take a moment to read Ann's story: