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Ash Wednesday Service

Feb
09

Please join us to mark the beginning of Lent. 

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday 14 February, 8pm 
Christ Church, Esher

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. It is the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday, marks the start of Lent in the Christian calendar and has been observed by Christians for centuries.

 

 

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Lent Prayer Group

Feb
02

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

We will, once again, be running an online Lent Prayer series. You will receive emails throughout Lent containing prayer themes, starters and activities.  

To take part please email Fiona on fionakowen@gmail.com or sign-up in church. If you don’t have email access please let the Parish Office know and we’ll ensure you take part by providing paper versions.

 

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Lent Course: Christ & the Chocolaterie

Jan
26

This original and innovative Lent Course uses the film ‘Chocolat’, based on the novel by Joanne Harris, as a starting point for exploring issues about God, the world, and what it is to be human.   

The five sessions include extracts from the film, group discussion, questions, exercises, meditations, reading suggestions and Bible passages. Information also includes the curious history of chocolate, the unfair economics of chocolate and ideas for a chocolate feast! 

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Christmas Services

Dec
08

Please join our Parish of Esher celebrations... 

Sunday 17 December 
Festival of Lessons & Carols
6.00pm, Christ Church, Esher 

Tuesday 19 December
Toddlers’ Praise Christmas
10.30am, Christ Church, Esher

Wednesday 20 December
Come & Sing Carols
12.30pm, Christ Church, Esher 

Christmas Eve
Crib Service
3.00pm, St George’s, West End
4.00pm, Christ Church, Esher
Midnight Mass
11.30pm, Christ Church, Esher

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Advent prayer - Wednesday 6th December

Dec
06

Prayer idea/activity:
Think about someone who has been important to you this year. Tell them in a Christmas card why they mean so much to you.

Prayer starter:
Father, I pray for...

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Advent prayer - Tuesday 5th December

Dec
06

Prayer idea/activity:
Pray for your neighbourhood.

Prayer starter:
Forgive me, Lord, for...

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Advent prayer - Monday 4th December

Dec
04

Prayer activity/idea:

Buy a local newspaper (or view online). As you look through it, be conscious of God prompting you to pray for particular people and situations. 

Prayer starter:

Lord, help me celebrate...

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Advent prayer - Sunday 3rd December

Dec
03

Prayer idea/activity:

Take a psalm of praise and say it to God one verse/sentence at a time, following each verse with a paraphrase in your own words. Try Psalm 145, 146, 147 or 148.

Prayer starter:

Father, help me see...

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Advent prayer - Saturday 2nd December

Dec
02

Prayer idea/activity:

Where are you with God today? Write an email or letter to him, sharing your thoughts and feelings.

Prayer starter:

Dear God, this Christmas I hope...

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Advent prayer - Friday 1st December

Dec
01

Prepare:

 

Make a place in your home where you will think about Advent. If you have an Advent calendar or candle you could put it here.  

 

 

Prayer idea/activity:

 

Think back over the last year – what made you most happy? Thank God for this. 

 

 

Prayer starter:

 

Lord, I am so grateful...

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