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Dear friends,

We want to make JUSTICE our theme for this Lent. Hornsey Parish Church will be offering a Lent Course on Sundays at 12 noon in person, meeting in church, and online Mondays at 2pm on Zoom.

We will be following the Grove Booklet: COVID-19: Environment, Justice and the Future. This booklet, which is very accessible, explores the justice and environmental issues raised by COVID-19, considering its causes, the impact of the lockdown in many countries and the ethics of rebuilding for sustainability and human flourishing.

Other Lent Books:

We know that many of our folk like to have a book on the go for Lent, giving an opportunity to offer a bit more intentional time to God. Here are some suggestions that have caught our eye:

Hearing God in Poetry: Fifty Poems for Lent and Easter by Richard Harries

Embracing Justice by Isabelle Hamley Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book

The Room Where it Happens by Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin

We will also be offering copies of Live Lent Embracing Justice. The adults’ edition offers a daily Bible reading, a short reflection and a prayer, as well as a practical challenge for each day of Lent. Each week follows a different thread through the many stories of justice in the Bible to explore how God works with humanity to bring justice, wholeness and salvation to all.

Lent is a time when we think about how we listen to God, and how the decisions we make as a church and in our daily lives can be informed by our prayer, the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and ultimately by the will of God.

The one thing we can give, as we listen to God, is our time. Lent is a really important opportunity to give extra time to God, by committing to pray or come to church a bit more regularly, by giving time to other people by attending Lent Lunches or helping the Food Bank, and by giving time for study and reflection on God’s word.

In our Lent Leaflet 2022 you will find some of the ways we are encouraging people to give time to God this Lent.

Father Bruce

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