We are a warm and welcoming church, a place where everyone is encouraged to grow in faith, hope and love.

Having a better understanding of Scripture (the Old and New Testaments) can enable people to grow in both their faith, and their personal relationship with God. In addition to the study of relevant topics during Advent and Lent, specially selected topics of study are chosen throughout the year to help facilitate this growth. Study groups are lead by The Revd Lynda Crossley.

The Season of Lent

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter: forty days of preparation for fifty days of celebration. Lent means waiting: for the cross, the water and the fire. God does not need Lent, but we do. The rhythm of fast and feast taps into some elemental need of ours, where denial creates longings to be satisfied so that we come to deeper appreciation of God’s great gifts. Lent is a time for preparing catechumens (baptismal candidates) for Easter baptism. It has its origins in the fact that preparation of catechu-mens is a process by which the whole Christian community is renewed.

Lenten Studies

At St Aidan’s The Revd Lynda Crossley will be leading a Lenten Study based on the book, “Let me go there: The spirit of Lent” by Paula Gooder. The study will be held on Tuesdays at 2.00 pm. If you are interested, please contact the Revd Lynda

At St Andrew’s the five week study program will commence on Thursday 22 February using the book ‘A Way Through the Wilderness’. There will be two groups: a 10.30am group who will meet in the vicarage and a 7pm group who will meet in the John Steele Room. If you are interested, please contact The Revd Michael.