Lent 2018

Diocesan Lent Course

‘Inspiring Vision’

Once again this year we will be following the Diocesan Lent Course.  Picking up on the theme of prayer, the course invites prominent church figures to reflect upon a piece of artwork that inspires their vision of prayer each session will include a podcast from the invited speaker which we listen to.  The sessions will start at 7.00pm with coffee and will be held in St Mary’s Church.

  • 20th Feb: Bishop Martin ‘Prayer and the Trinity’ with the painting ‘Holy Trinity’ by El Greco.
  • 27th Feb: Lucy Winkett ‘Prayer in troubling times’ with the painting ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch.
  • 6th March: Justin Welby ‘Prayer and discipleship’ with the painting ‘the call of Levi’ by Caravaggio.
  • 13th March: Dame Patricia Routledge ‘Prayer as life evolves’ with the painting ‘L’lmensite’ by Gustav Courbet.
  • 20th March: Charles Harrison ‘The joy and excitement of prayer’ with the ‘Chichester Cathedral window’ by Chagall.
  • 27th March: Dame Caroline Spelman ‘Prayer Repentance and Forgiveness.  Holy Week Approaches with the painting ‘The Prodigal Son’ by Rembrandt. 7.00pm in Church

Benefice Film Nights

All films will be shown in the refectory at Easebourne.  The show will start at 7.30pm and refreshments will be provided.  There is no charge, but a donation can be made towards our overseas charity Education West Africa.

22 February   Heaven is for Real (2014; Cert PG; 95 minutes)

Based on the number one New York Times best-selling book, the film recounts the true story of Todd, a small-town pastor who must find the courage and conviction to share his son Colton’s claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience.

1 March              Babette’s Feast (1987; Cert U; 102 minutes)

Set in a rural Danish community, Babette’s Feast, winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, centres around the twin sisters of the village pastor and the French woman who serves them after fleeing the 1871 revolution.

8 March              Bicycle Thieves (1948; Cert 12; 93 minutes)

This Oscar-winning film tells the story of Antonio, a long-unemployed man who finally finds work putting up cinema posters, for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come, until the bicycle is stolen.

15 March – Places in the Heart (1984; Cert PG; 102 minutes)

Texas, 1930 and Edna Spalding (Sally Field) is struggling to raise her two children after her sheriff husband is killed by a drunk. Her fortunes worsen when she learns that the bank will foreclose on her property, which includes a 40-acre cotton field. Determined to keep hold of her land, she hires help from labourer Moze (Danny Glover) and takes in a blind lodger Mr Will (John Malkovich).

22 March – Risen (2016; Cert 12; 107 minutes)

Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

If you wish to attend, please would you sign up in church.

Pilgrim Course

Pilgrim is an innovative and inspiring programme for enquirers and new and old Christians.  It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but by participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion in the company of a small group of fellow travellers.

 ‘The Lord’s prayer’ – This book takes us through one of the greatest Christian Treasures, the Lord’s Prayer.  Using a gentle biblical reading and reflection to start each session, this exciting course guides us into the very prayer that came from Jesus’ lips; a prayer that has been at the heart of our worship for centuries.

 Wednesday 14th Feb 11.00am George West Room

  • Wednesday 21st Feb 11am George West Room
  • Wednesday 28th Feb 11am George West Room
  • Wednesday 7th March 11am George West Room
  • Wednesday 14th March 11am George West Room
  • Wednesday 21st March 11am George West Room

Places are limited to 10 on this course, although it will be run again later in the summer.  Please sign up in church.  Refreshments will be provided.