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Welcome to the website of The Lambfold Benefice -
a group of five Anglican rural parishes
in the geographical centre of England
 
Our Rector, Revd Sue Stanley, can be contacted by email by clicking on the link below, or call her on 01327 341307 or 07983 043284

stanley.thehole@btinternet.com

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Sunday 24th January 2021
Third Sunday of Epiphany

Updated 22.01.2021

Given the rising level of Covid-19 infections locally and mindful of the need to keep everyone safe, Revd Sue will review the situation on a weekly basis, and information about forthcoming services will be announced via Facebook and this website.

Today’s Services

9.00am    Sunday Worship     Livestream on Facebook
10.30am  Holy Communion    Litchborough
 
Please use the following link to access online services: https://www.facebook.com/Lambfold-Benefice-109774004270866/

February 2021

THE RECTOR WRITES

As I write this in mid-January the snowdrops are well in bud, the evenings drawing out and spring is on its way! This means that we can start to look forward to Easter and if predictions are right and the top four vulnerable groups have indeed been vaccinated against Covid19 by mid-February, life might be making a slow return to normal by then. But before we get to that point I fear we have some hard times to get through with an overstretched NHS and even more physical and mental pain caused by this dreadful virus.

Similarly, before we get to the joy of Easter we have to go through Lent which in the Christian Church is a time of solemn observance and preparation of hearts and minds as we prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday – the day after Pancake Day! - and lasts for forty days. Traditionally during this time Christians would fast from meat, eggs, fat etc but now it is more common for people to give up one ‘luxury’ such as chocolate, cake, alcohol or the like. It’s also increasingly common for people to try and cut down on watching TV or following social media in order to give more time to drawing closer to God through reading devotional books or attending Lent courses.

This year is obviously going to be different in that it won’t be possible to run a Lent course in the Benefice in the normal way, although I am happy to arrange something via ‘Zoom’ if there is a call for it – please let me know if you are interested. Alternatively I am more than happy to recommend books for reading or daily reflection; I shall be reading the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for this year ‘Living His Story’ which explores how we can share the extraordinary love of God with others. Or if you prefer something more practical why not use the period of Lent to make some changes as to how you treat the planet or try to do a small act of kindness each day as a way of putting others first in the run-up to Easter? However you decide to spend your time in Lent I pray that God will bless you as you prepare for Easter.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk: 01327 341307 stanley.thehole@btinternet.com

God bless

Revd Sue



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