This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent.
Lent is more than just give up chocolate. Lent can be a profound spiritual adventure.
It’s a time of fasting, praying, penance and charity.
It’s a time when we take a long hard look at ourselves and the ways in which we are not loving God or our neighbour.
It’s a solemn time – but not a depressing time! It can be full of challenge, growth and real closeness to God.
This Sunday we are starting a new series – “What do we value?” and we are very fortunate to have Paul Ayers, the Archdeacon of Leeds, coming to share his thoughts with us.
In case you want to know what an Archdeacon is Wikipedia says “Archdeacons serve the church within a diocese by taking particular responsibility for buildings, including church buildings, the welfare of clergy and their families and the implementation of diocesan policy…” If you want to know more then you will have to ask the Archdeacon over coffee or tea after the service!