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Ecumenical Lent Study Groups

There will be two Ecumenical Lent Study Groups in the town during Lent this year, with one group meeting on a Tuesday evening, and one group meeting on a Wednesday morning.

The Tuesday evening group, organised by Churches Together, will be meeting in Room 1 at King’s Church from 7:30 pm - 9 pm (refreshments from 7 pm), beginning on Tuesday 3 March and ending on Tuesday 31 March. We will be using the York course for 2020, which is marking the 50th anniversary of the musical ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’. The resources are user-friendly and designed for use by busy people who have little time for preparation! The approach is ecumenical, and this is reflected in the choice of contributors to the course. More information about the course can be found at www.yorkcourses.co.uk/product/superstar. Course members will each need a booklet, and you are asked to contribute £5 to cover the cost of the shared materials and refreshments. For more details, please contact: Gretel Scott on 01273 473904 or 07712 660337 or email: gretel.scott@btinternet.com

There are (limited) parking spaces on site as well as on the surrounding streets, but please do not park at Homebase.

The Wednesday morning group, organised by Christ Church, will be looking at Prayer, which is one of the themes identified by the Holy Habits book (developed by both the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church). The meetings will take place at Christ Church on a Wednesday, with coffee from 10 am, running from 10:30 am – 12 noon, followed by a simple soup and roll lunch, with donations at the lunch going to support the work of Christian Aid.

The opening session on Wednesday 4 March will be a special session on “Contemplative Prayer” led by Mr Alan Fox (a church member at Cross Way Church, Seaford). Subsequent sessions, on 11, 18, 25 March, and 1 April, will be led by Rev Andrew Mills, the minister at Christ Church.

All are welcome at either course.

Seaford Quakers have invited

Sergei Nikitin, former Director of the Amnesty International office in Russia, to speak on:

Human Rights in Russia

at Lewes Friends Meeting House, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE

on Friday 6th March 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Entry free)

Sergei was born in the USSR during the Khrushchev years, studied science at the renowned Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and became a researcher, later working on the restoration of historic buildings and objects. Learning English from smuggled Beatles LP’s, Sergei became the first staff member of the Quaker charity in Russia, Friends House Moscow. From 2003 to 2017, he was head of Amnesty International Russia. Now retired he lives in Britain with his partner and son.

Lewes Passion Play 2020

The Lewes Passion Play presents the greatest dramatic events the world has ever seen-in the streets and gardens of our historic town. It will next be performed around Easter 2020, on Palm Sunday (5 April, afternoon), Maundy Thursday (9 April, evening), Good Friday (10 April, early afternoon) and Easter Day (12 April, afternoon). For more information, see the Lewes Passion Play website

Annual Walk of Witness

This will take place on Good Friday (10 April) at 6 pm, starting from St.Pancras Church and walking behind the Easter Cross down the High Street, Watergate Lane, Southover Road, Station Road and Mountfield Road to the Mount, where the Easter Cross will be raised, followed by a short ecumenical act of worship.

Think Tank - Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion

The Christ Church ThinkTank draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area.  Whether you go to church or not, come whenever the topic interests you.

The format is 45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. 

All meetings are from 7.30 to 9 pm

The meetings are monthly (usually on the third Wednesday of the month) at Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road, and details of future meetings can be found here