Lent Groups 2012 
Again this year there are several different courses taking place across the Team. All of them are ecumenical so please feel free to choose a course which suits you and join with people from other churches as well as your own. Please telephone the relevant number for further details of the courses. 
 
 
 
 
 
‘VOYAGE AROUND THE BIBLE ’ 
 
Exploring the Bible as a whole. 
Monday 27th February, Tuesday 6th March. Monday 12th March, Tuesday 20th March & Monday 26th March  
at 7.30pm 
 
St. Andrew’s Room, Landford Church 
(Details - Revd Frank Gimson. 01725 510326) 
 
 
 
THE NAIL’ by STEPHEN COTTRELL 
A series of 5 reflections on Christ’s crucifixion 
Thursdays March 1st,8th,15th,22nd & 29th at 2.30pm 
 
“This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ’s crucifixion. Different key characters describe their experience of the Passion. The nails used to crucify Christ are used as a jumping off point for their reflections. Each character considers the questions, ’Who killed Christ?’ & ‘Who was responsible?" 
 
5 Springfield Cresent, Woodfalls. 
(Details - Sue Shergold  
01725 511866) 
 
‘THE CROSS & RESURRECTION THROUGH THE EYES OF MARK’ 
 
Thursdays 22nd,29th March  
& 12th April.  
7.15 for 7.30 
 
Bramshaw Rectory 
(Numbers limited- please book a place by contacting 
Revd David Bacon. 01794 390256) 
 
LENT 2012 
Around the  
Forest & Avon Team 
 
 
 
‘MEDITATIONS AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS,’ 
A series of 5 meditations. 
Thursdays March 1st,8th ,15th,22nd & 29th at 10am 
 
“Our worth in God’s eyes is rooted in the fact that Jesus was willing to die for each one of us ....For it is only at the foot of the Cross that we can truly comprehend the depth of God’s love and acceptance.” 
 
Downton Church Rooms 
(Details- Revd Pauline Whitmarsh 01794 3905340) 
 
 
 
‘MY SONG IS LOVE UNKNOWN’ 
Five reflections on this well loved hymn at various venues 
All meetings Wednesdays 7.30pm. 
 
Feb 29th St. Peter’s, Plaitford 
March 7th Fritham Chapel 
March 14th Landford Methodist Church; 
March 21st St. Andrews ,Landford 
March 28th. Nomansland Methodist Church 
 
(FECF) Forest Edge Churches Fellowship. 
(Details- Stephen Ings 01794 390444) 
HANDING ON THE TORCH 
Sacred words for a secular world 
The latest YORK COURSE-5 sessions 
Thursday evenings commencing on 1st March at 7.30pm 
 
Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace- especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. At the same time , Christianity in the West often struggles. This course examines some of the reasons for this and what it might mean for Christians, for churches and the Western culture, in a world where alternative beliefs are increasingly on offer. 
 
St Birinus Community Room 
(Details- Shirley& Alan Freebury 01725 511056) 
Growing Together at St Laurence's 
After that we shall join in with the Lent Groups at various venues in the Downton area.Growing Together is an informal discussion group which meets fortnightly on Thursday evenings. Our aim is to explore the Christian faith and relate it to topical issues. We meet in various homes around the village and the meetings are mostly led by members of the group. Everyone has the chance to share their thoughts and ideas if they so wish. 
In the past we have used study guides to look at Bible passages, discussed Christian books and thought about the Christian perspective on current events. Sometimes individuals have talked about what they have learned at conferences and study days or shared experiences which have helped spiritual growth. 
 
Everyone is welcome to come along to a meeting please just let the hosts know you will be attending please. 
 
Further information from Philip Jones (01725 512204) 
 
There are three meetings arranged for 2012 so far. 
After that we shall join in with the Lent Groups at various venues in the Downton area 
Date 
January 19th, 2012. 7.30pm 
 
 
 
February 2nd, 2012 7.30pm 
 
 
February 9th, 2012 7.30pm 
Subject 
Discussion of the sermon preached by Bishop Nicholas at his enthronement service 
 
The Fruit of the Spirit: Love 
 
 
The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control 
Venue & Hosts 
15, The Sidings 
Dennis and Noreen Johnson 
01725 513224 
 
42, The Borough 
Rachel Phillips 01725 512386 
 
1 Church Leat 
Valerie Ekins 01725 510233 
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