Lent at St Michael & All Angels

Lent: 2nd March – 13th April 2022

What is Lent? Click here for a liturgical guide by Cathie James, Master of Ceremonies 

Scroll down for details of the Holy Week services.

We mark Lent at St Michael & All Angels in several ways: through our services; our Lent study bookstudy courses; and Lent Charity Appeal.  Scroll down to read more.

A Lenten Reflection through our Stained Glass Windows
During Lent 2021, Fr Kevin Morris and Fr Thomas Couper offered a daily meditation on themes represented in our stained glass windows, along with a Scripture passage and prayer, for you to use at home. This can be found here on the website. Read Fr Kevin’s Introduction here, and see the Reflections day by day. Photographs of the windows by David Beresford.


Lent services

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
In Evensong on Sundays at 6.30pm, 
members of the congregation will reflect on people who have inspired them in their life and faith. See their names below.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Wednesdays in Lent at 6.30pm (from March 9th):
A short meditative service (c 30 minutes) journeying with Christ on the way of the Cross.

DAILY PRAYER & WORSHIP
Daily Office: Come and join the Church’s regular daily prayer, which takes place before Mass.
Mondays 9.30am, Wednesdays 12 noon, Thursdays 9.30am, Saturdays 9.30am.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)
By appointment.  Please contact the Parish Office or speak to one of the priests. Further times will be advertised during Holy Week.

Wednesday 2 March 2022: Ash Wednesday

12.30pm Mass and Imposition of Ashes
5pm Children’s Service and Ashing
7.30pm Choral Mass and Imposition of Ashes
Reflection on our Stained Glass Windows for Ash Wednesday

Sunday 6 March 2022: Lent 1

10am Parish Mass – also streamed for worship at home
Preacher: Mthr Sarah Lenton, Hon Assistant Priest at St Mary-le-Strand
6.30pm Evensong – ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’: Fr Thomas Couper

Sunday 13 March 2022: Lent 2

10am Parish Mass – also streamed for worship at home
Preacher: Fr Fabrizio Pesce, Associate Vicar
6.30pm Evensong – ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’: Sarah Hicks

Sunday 20 March 2022: Lent 3

10am Parish Mass – also streamed for worship at home
Preacher: Fr Fergus Butler-Gallie, Priest and Author
6.30pm Evensong – ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’: Kay Porter

Sunday 27 March 2022:
Mothering Sunday, Lent 4

10am Family Mass – also streamed for worship at home
Preacher: Fr Thomas Couper, curate
6.30pm Evensong – ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’: Anne Mower

Sunday 3 April 2022: Lent 5, Passion Sunday

10am Parish Mass – also streamed for worship at home
Preacher: Fr Stephen Stavrou, Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Barnes
6.30pm Evensong – ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’: Michael Pownall

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Holy Week

During the first part of the week, our devotions will be led by Fr Thomas Couper and in the Triduum by Fr Kevin Morris.
Further details will be released nearer the time. Services marked * will be live-streamed.

Sunday 10 April 2022: Palm Sunday

10am*   Mass and Blessing of Palms
Preacher: Fr Thomas Couper

Monday 11 April 2022: Holy Monday

7.30pm Mass and address – Fr Thomas Couper

Tuesday 12 April 2022: Holy Tuesday

7.30pm Mass and address – Fr Thomas Couper

Wednesday 13 April 2022: Holy Wednesday

7.30pm Mass and address – Fr Thomas Couper

The Triduum – The Great Three Days

– See Easter at St Michael’s

Thursday 14 April 2022: Maundy Thursday

7pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altars*
Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar

Friday 15 April 2022: Good Friday

12 noon Children’s Passion
2pm Liturgy of the Passion with Sermon and Veneration of the Cross*
Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar

Sunday 17 April 2022: Easter Sunday

5.30am Vigil and First Mass of Easter
10am Family Mass of Easter*
Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar

6.30pm Evensong & Benediction

 

6.30pm Sunday Evensong
‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’

Members of the congregation will reflect on people who have inspired them in their life and faith.

Sunday 6th March      Fr Thomas Couper

Sunday 13th March    Sarah Hicks

Sunday 20th March    Kay Porter

Sunday 27th March    Anne Mower

Sunday 3rd April         Michael Pownall

 

Study book: A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for Lent

Our recommended study book for Lent is A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for Lent by Walter Brueggemann. Copies are available for £10 at the back of church after Mass in Lent or from the Parish Office.

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is one of the world’s leading interpreters of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books. It is currently available here on Amazon for £9.26 

Study groups

Six Week Contemplative Prayer Course
         Thursdays 7-8pm February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Exploring the Gospel of Luke
Sundays
at 11.30am March 6, 13, 20 and 3rd April
Luke is the Gospel we read most often on Sunday this year and throughout Lent. We will explore Luke’s themes and emphases and why it is he is called not just Doctor Luke but Luke the artist.

A Lenten Reflection through our Stained Glass Windows

A daily meditation on themes represented in our stained glass windows, along with a Scripture passage and prayer, for you to use at home. These will be found here on the website or later in hard copy at the back of church. Read Fr Kevin’s Introduction and the first reflections here.

Lent Charity Appeal

This year’s Lent Charity Appeal is in aid of DABAL (Deaf and Blind Aid Lanka).
Read more on our Charities page.
You may donate to it throughout Lent by making a gift in the Green Jar at the back of the church, and by supporting this year’s two Lent Lunches. More details to follow.

Lent Lunches

Sunday March 6th
12.30pm in the Michael Room:
Hosted by the Choristers

Sunday April 3rd
12 noon in the Michael Room
: Hosted by the Charities Group