Lent and Easter 2024

LentLent is a holy season for Christians, which begins on Ash Wednesday (14 February this year) and ends on Easter Sunday (31 March). Christians have traditionally observed a period of fasting and penitence during Lent since at least the 4th Century. The 40 weekdays of Lent (Sundays are not included) reminded believers of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. Christians engage in many different activities at this time. Many find it a useful time to pray or study their Bibles more, increase their giving, or to take up another discipline. 

Ash Wednesday, 14 February at 10:00 am

We shall start Lent, as is traditional, with a short service of Holy Communion and optional ashing to which anyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards, as usual.

Ash Cross

'Pilgrimage' Lent course

During Lent, Christians in Putney and Roehampton are once again organising a series of interesting talks open to everyone. This year, the theme is 'Pilgrimage' and we will be thinking about different sorts of pilgrimage and what they mean to those involved. This will include traditional pilgrimages, such as to the Holy Land or Lourdes, and personal pilgrimages. We are especially delighted that Chris and Denise Arthur will be joining us to speak about their personal 'pilgrimage of hope', following a tragic accident. The season will conclude with a special session led by the Bishop of Southwark, Rt Rev'd Christoper Chessun. Anyone is welcome to attend what promises to be a fascinating series of talks and discussions.

Lent 2024 CTPR talk

Lenten Bible Study: Amos - 'Let Justice Flow'

We are also encouraging people to join in a Lenten Bible study based on the book of Amos at the Methodist churches in Barnes and Roehampton this year. The course, 'Let Justice Flow', will particularly focus on what this ancient book has to say to us today about justice, as part of the wider Church's commitment to Justice, Dignity and Solidarity. The sessions will take place on Thursdays mornings from 10:30 am at Barnes (starting on 15 February) and on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am at Roehampton (starting on 20 February). Anyone is welcome to join these conversations in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

Let Justice Flow

Holy Week

In the final week of Lent (25-30 March, traditionally called 'Holy Week', we shall be marking this special time in a number of ways

  • Maundy Thursday, 28 March: 7:00 pm - a simple meal to which all are invited; 7:30 pm - Maundy Service, including communion
  • Good Friday, 29 March: 10:30 am - Good Friday service, led by Rev'd Geoffrey Farrar
  • Easter Sunday, 10:30 am - Easter Sunday: service of Holy Communion, with music from the PMC Singers, led by Rev'd Geoffrey Farrar

We do hope that you will be able to join us during this holy season.

Holy Week