JOIN US IN THE PERSHORE BENEFICE FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2021

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES 2021:

Our Holy Week and Easter day services and events across the Benefice can be found in our Holy Week and Easter 2021 Leaflet:   Holy Week and Easter 2021

Click on the links below for more information on each service or event and to access the YouTube content.

LENT SERVICES AND GROUPS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT: This quiet and reflective service which will last half an hour will be held every Monday, commencing on 22 February, at 1900 via Zoom. We will spend time with some of the stations of the cross each week, hopefully enabling us all to actively engage with the path of suffering walked by Jesus. Please contact vicar@pershoreabbey.org.uk for more information and for the Zoom invitation for each week. Claire


THURSDAY LENT GROUP STARTING 25 FEBRUARY: This year we are  offering  a half an hour session every Thursday evening from 19001930 via Zoom, enabling us to reflect on the following Sunday’s gospel reading.  Sessions start on Thursday 25 February.

The format will be gentle; listening to the gospel passage, a period of silence and reading it through again to see what God might be saying to us. Some of us may then choose to  share any insights that we have without comments; a question to prompt a brief  discussion will follow. This will help us to deepen our love of God and his word, prepare ourselves to celebrate Easter and to have fellowship with one another.

We will only be able to run these groups if there are sufficient numbers, so in order to book a place on the first Zoom session, please email curate@pershoreabbey.org.uk by Monday 22 February at the latest. Steve


LENT BOOK READING GROUP – THY WILL BE DONE by Stephen Cherry: Are you interested in joining our Lent Book Group? We will be reading Stephen Cherry’s book, which sets out to enliven our faith through study of the Lord’s Prayer.  The group will aim to read a chapter a week and at the end of the week readers will be asked to email comments, questions and insights to Revd Alma Organ to distribute among the group. Alma will need permission to use and share your email.  Please email office@pershoreabbey.org.uk if you would like to join.

Providing insights from those who have used the Lord’s Prayer throughout the centuries, the book explores how we can live its challenges and learn from its guidance,  deepening our understanding of the prayer that holds us together as individuals and as a church.

The book is currently available to buy from Amazon and is also available from other book shops.  Click here to go to Amazon and read the full review.  Lent Book 2021


LOCKDOWN LENTEN LUNCHES

As we are unable to come together for Lenten Lunches this year, we are posting a simple soup recipe here to share with our online community each Friday throughout Lent so that you can enjoy this traditional aspect of the Season of Lent at home.

FRESH TOMATO SOUP

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • onion 1 large, diced
  • carrot 1, finely chopped
  • celery 1 stick, finely chopped
  • butter 50g
  • thyme
  • bay leaves 2
  • very ripe plum or vine tomatoes 500g, roughly chopped
  • chicken stock 850ml
  • crème fraîche 8 tbsp
  • basil a few leaves

Method:

  • STEP 1

    Cook the onion, carrot and celery in the butter for 10-15 minutes until really soft. Add the herbs and cook for a minute then tip in the tomatoes and chicken stock. Simmer for 30 minutes, fish out the herbs, add 4 tbsp of the crème fraîche then use a stick blender or food processor to whizz until completely smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Season then ladle into bowls, adding another spoon of crème fraîche and a couple of basil leaves to each.