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Lent 2017


Lent—the six weeks of preparation for Easter—is a time for discipline, be that in our behaviour, in our habits, in our prayer life, or all three.  We highlight special Lenten events and activities among the three parishes, as part of #GodBlessEN3.

Towards the end of Lent, during Holy Week, there will be special services and activities, and we will post these as dates and themes are finalised.

Stations-of-the-CrossStations of the Cross

During the weeks of Lent, there is a weekly devotional service of around 45–50 minutes journeying with Our Lord on his way to Calvary.

Led by the Revd Canon Stephen Gallagher, priest-in-charge at Sts Peter & Paul Enfield Lock.

Friday evenings at 6pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (117 Ordinance Road, EN3 5AB—see map below).  

Bus 121 stops just near the church; ample car parking available.

All are warmly welcome!


compassionLent Lunches

A weekly Lent Lunch take place on Thursdays 30 March from 12 pm to 1.30 pm in the St. George’s Parish Hall in Freezywater (see map below).

Soups, bread, side salad and cheese, tea or coffee; Adults £2.50, Children £1.00, to support the UK Christian children’s charity ‘Compassion’.

Joint Lent Group

Together with our neighbouring parishes to the north we are having a joint Lent Group, which begins on Wednesday 8 March.

pilgrimfulllogohiresThe content of the Lent group will be the widely-used Pilgrim course, concentrating on the first part, entitled ‘Turning to Christ’ (click here for more info). The course is designed for both ‘enquirers’ and those who go to church, but would benefit from going over the basics.

The joint Lent group will be joint-led by the Revd Vince Sheehan, curate at St George’s (already known to StJ folk from our joint men’s fellowship breakfasts), and the Revd Jeremy Foot, our associate vicar here at St James’s.

The structure of each session will be more or less in this format:

  1. Refreshments
  2. Opening prayers
  3. Short video introducing the theme
  4. Reading from scripture (in lectio divina style)
  5. Reflection(s) on scripture (videos/audio from various Christian figures)
  6. Discussion
  7. Concluding prayer

Dates:  Wednesday  8, 15, 22, 29 Mar; 5, 12 April 2017
Time:   7.30pm – 9pm
Venue:   Vestry of St. George’s  Church (706 Hertford Rd, EN3 6NR)

Limited parking available; Bus 279 stops right by St George’s Church.

(Click here for a link for the first book, ‘Turning to Christ’, which accompanies the course.
This book will last the group for the duration of the six-week course. It is recommended that each Lent group member has a copy of the book, which retails at £5.99.)


Find Us

St James’s Parish Church is on the Hertford Road (A1010), about 12 mins from Southbury Overground station (right out of the station and left onto Hertford Rd) and Brimsdown rail station (left out of the station and left at the bottom of Green Street). London buses 121, 279 and 307 all stop across from the church.

Pop in for coffee

The church is open every Saturday between 10am and 12pm, so please feel free to come in for a cuppa and a chat or just to find some space in our busy world. One of our clergy is about for any enquiries or whatever is on your mind. Our tea and coffee are Fairly Traded.


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