An example of how we have previously marked Lent at Hornsey Parish Church


Listening to God

Lent is a time when we are thinking about how we listen to God – how the decisions we make
as a church and in our daily lives can be informed by our prayer, the promptings of the Holy
Spirit, and ultimately by the will of God. The one thing we can give, as we listen to God, is our
time. Lent is a really important opportunity to give extra time to God, by committing to pray
or come to church a bit more regularly, by giving time to help other people through the Winter
Night Shelter and by giving time for study and reflection on God’s word. In this leaflet you will
find some of the ways we are encouraging people to give time to God this Lent.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The day gets its name from the ashes marked on our foreheads in the shape of a cross during mass. The ash reminds us that one day our bodies will return to dust.

Wednesday Lenten Lunches 12.00pm
After the Wednesday session of the Lent Course come and join us for a simple lunch. All contributions will help support our link with St Luke’s Church and School in Achi, Nigeria. Please be as generous as you can, but we ask for a donation of £3.

Pilgrim Groups
Our Pilgrim Groups will resume for Lent. The Julian Pilgrims will meet at 10am on Wednesdays for Lectio Divina with passages from the Revelations of Divine Love, and extended silence. The Gospel Pilgrims will meet on Wednesdays at 1pm for gospel reflection, discussion and prayer.

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross:
Fridays 7.30pm
15th March St Peter in Chains
22nd March Holy Trinity, Stroud Green
29th March Hornsey Parish Church
5th April Holy Innocents, Hornsey

Midweek Worship
Many people try to attend an additional Eucharist, or other service, as part of their Lenten rule. If you don’t already, why not come to one of our midweek Eucharists:
Monday 9.15am;
Wednesday 11.00am;
Thursday 9.00am.

Contemplative Prayer Group
Tuesday  8.15pm.
This is a really good opportunity to learn more about prayer and enjoy some silence.

Candlelit Quiet
Continuing our focus on contemplative prayer, Candlelit Quiet a quiet drop-in service on Friday evening at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Church Tower. The service incorporates personal prayer and a short service of Compline and provides an opportunity for quiet at the end of the working week.

Sacred Space
Sundays  6.00pm
This is a simple, pared down service, lasting 45 minutes with lots of space for silence and contemplation, with a short homily on prayer. The church will be open from 5.30pm for those who wish to stay in silence before the service.

Holy Hour
Wednesday 5.00-6.00pm
Join us for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Lady Chapel. You can come for part of the time or stay for the hour. Evening Prayer will be said during the time from 5.15-5.30pm

Lent Course: Every Creature A Divine Word –
Christians and Ecology
Sundays 12.00 noon 10th March onwards for four weeks

Please click here for more information about our Lent course

Worship during Lent

To allow our Lent Course to start at 12 noon, and in the spirit of Lent, our Sunday worship will be pared down, with just two readings, no psalm and a shorter sermon.

Holy Week and Easter: Sunday 14th to Sunday 21st April
Lent is above all a time to prepare for the great feast of Easter when we will each have the joy of renewing the promises of our baptism. Please make a note now of our Holy Week worship. It’s a powerful week of extraordinary drama and all Christians will want to be together to share in these great mysteries.

Palm Sunday
Parish Sung Eucharist with Procession and Blessing of Palms 10.30am

Eucharist 9.15am
Contemplative Eucharist 7.30pm

Holy Hour 12 noon
Eucharist 7.30pm
Contemplative Prayer 8.15pm

Eucharist 11.00am
Contemplative Eucharist 7.30pm

Maundy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Footwashing
Vigil to Midnight

Good Friday
All-Age Stations of the Cross 10.30am
Liturgy of the Day 2.00pm

Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer 9am
Easter Vigil 8.00pm

Easter Day
Eucharist 8.00am
Parish Sung Eucharist of the Resurrection 10.30am