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Date published: February 22, 2017

Lenten activities on campus – all welcome

Our Chaplaincy team will be holding a series of opportunities for you to observe Lent.

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and charity which Christians observe in preparation for Easter. You can read more about the season and Lent and the special days which mark this Holy Season here

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (1 March) and lasts for 40 days. On Ash Wednesday there will be a Catholic service and Imposition of Ashes. On Thursday 2 March there will be a Church of England Communion service with Imposition of Ashes. Both services will be held in the Chapel, Faith Centre, University Road.

Observing Lent:

Tuesdays: The Catholic Chaplaincy will be holding Lenten Service followed by a discussion/ Stations of the Cross each Tuesday in Lent from 6pm;

Thursdays: The Anglican Chaplaincy will hold their weekly Communion service at 1.05pm, followed by a Lenten discussion at 1.30-2pm with refreshments. All are welcome to these, and the weekly themes are:

9 March Lent 1: Wilderness

16 March Lent 2: Recognition

23 March Lent 3: Well springs

30 March Lent 4: Healing.

Fridays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 11.45am-12.45pm in the Worship Room, University House for anyone who wishes to drop in. There will also be a Catholic service on Fridays at 1.10pm followed by refreshments.

Online Lent Course:

For those who are unable to get to the chaplaincy, you are welcome to join us in Lenten prayer and reflection online by following the readings and questions the Anglican chaplaincy will be using each Thursday. These will be posted each week on our Facebook page at Anyone following the course online is welcome to drop into the Thursday discussion group any week they are able.

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