LENT COURSE 2018 – Inspiring Vision

During this new Year of Prayer we will be using the diocesan Lent Course ‘Inspiring Vision’. The course will give us an opportunity to use art as a way of seeing salvation and opening windows onto God. Each week well-known public figures will reflect upon a piece of art that has inspired them and helped them in their journey of faith and prayer. The reflections will be available on podcasts along with copies of the works of art and some questions to help everyone involved to explore the themes in greater depth and to reflect on how they engage and resonate with our own experience.

The six sessions are:

Week 1  Inspiring Vision: Prayer and the Trinity, introduced by Bishop Martin

Week 2  Prayer in Challenging Times, introduced by Revd Lucy Winkett, Vicar of St James, Piccadilly

Week 3  Prayer and Discipleship, introduced by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Week 4  Prayer as life evolves, introduced by Dame Patricia Routledge

Week 5  The Joy and Excitement of Prayer, introduced  by Charles Harrison, Director of music at Chichester Cathedral

Week 6  Prayer, Repentance and Forgiveness, introduced by Dame Caroline Spelman, First Estates Commissioner

In Storrington, there will be a whole-church Lent Group on Wednesday evenings, beginning on 14 February, Ash Wednesday. The session on 14 February will begin at 7pm with the service of Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes. The other sessions will begin at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Storrington.