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Wednesday 2nd March

7:00 pm Ash Wednesday including Imposition of Ashes

Sunday 6th March

9:30 am 1st Sunday of Lent Parish Communion

4:00 pm Café church: Coquet Tea Rooms

 

Wednesday 9th March

9:30 am Holy Communion in Lent

 

Sunday 13th March

9:30 am 2nd Sunday of Lent Parish Communion

6:00 pm Evensong

 

Wednesday 16th March

9:30 am Holy Communion in Lent

 

Sunday 20th March

9:30 am Patronal festival: St Cuthbert Day Communion

Wednesday 23rd March

9:30 am Holy Communion in Lent

 

Sunday 27th March

9:30 am Mothering Sunday Parish Communion

4:00 pm Hauxley Chapel Service

 

Wednesday 30th March

9:30 am Holy Communion in Lent

 

Sunday 3rd April

9:30 am Passion Sunday Parish Communion

4:00 pm Café Church: Coquet tea Rooms

 

Wednesday 6th April

9:30 am Holy Communion in Lent

 

Sunday 10th April

9:30 am Palm Sunday & Long Passion and Communion

6:00 pm Evensong

Holy Week

Monday 11th April

7:00 pm Experience Easter

Tuesday 12th April

7:00 pm Compline

Wednesday 13th April

7:00 pm Compline

Thursday 14th April

7:00 pm  Maunday Thursday Communion

Friday 15th April

10:00 am Good Friday Morning

2.00 pm At the Foot of the Cross

Saturday 16th April

7:00pm Easter Eve Service of Light

 

Sunday 17th April

9:30 am Easter Sunday Parish Communion

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Faith for Planet Earth

“More than a quarter of the UK’s puffins are struggling to survive. They’re one of Britain’s best-loved birds, but across Europe they have been classified as at risk of extinction

because of climate change and lack of food.”

 

“How could a people who appear to love nature more almost than any other nationality have still destroyed so much of their richest countryside in so short a time? .... and we are still

losing it day after day.....We [Britain] are among the world’s most nature-depleted countries”.  

 

“What are the most important wild places in the world? The Serengeti? The Amazon rainforest? Antarctica? Or perhaps it’s the tree on the corner of the street you live on, the patch of nettles on the roadside and the little park by the railway line… Little things: who notices, who cares, who will do anything? The answer to all three questions is you. Sorry about that – but who else is there? … We [need to] value the small steps we can all take… We need to save the world, one tree at a time.”

 

“Do not think your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.”

 

“Our Sister, Mother Earth… cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life”. (Pope Francis)

Lent is a time to listen. To listen to the Holy Spirit of God. To listen to ourselves. To listen to others and especially today to listen to the earth and its peoples.

Let us listen to a young person, Greta Thunberg.

“Adults keep saying: 'We owe it to the young people to give them hope.' But I don't want your hope.  

I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.

I want you to feel the fear I feel every day, and then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis.

I want you to act as if our house is on fire, because it is.”

In our Lent conversations, here at St Cuthbert’s, we are going to listen, share, think, and pray about our planet, over which God has given us stewardship and what our own response might be. We might not use the word panic, but we might explore such words and ideas as prophecy, exile, grief, repentance, lament, reflection, prayer, justice, faith, hope and love.

 

Sign up via the list at the back of church or send an email to Peter

 

Information and reflection sheets will be available at the meetings and online via email.

 

The course is based around extracts from the York Course ‘Caring for Creation’. If you wish to purchase the full booklet and audio transcripts they are available at

York courses.

Time: 3pm - 4:30pm.   

At: St Cuthbert's Church 

Date: Tuesday

8 March

Session 1: Faith and the Environment.

(Masters or Stewards, Salvation, Partnership, Reconnection)

 

15 March

Session 2: Climate change.

(Causes, Response, Food choices, Technology fix, What’s the point)

 

22 March

Session 3: The Age of Humans

(God like powers, Global empathy, two technologies, Joining forces)

 

29 March

Session 4: From denial to Faithful response

(Opening our eyes, Faith-action, Don’t panic)

 

5 April

Session 5: Faith, Hope and Love

(Optimism or Hope, Who’s in charge, Migration, What now is normal, Words of Hope)