LENT 2023

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This year you are invited to study across the parish using the Lent in Plain Sight – a devotion through 10 objects. The book by Jill Duffield is a contemplative companion from Ash Wednesday right through to Easter, inviting us to use everyday objects to reflect and pray as we walk the way of the cross once more in Lent. But though we are using one book this year, there will be many ways and places to study and reflect, perhaps over coffee, in walking, or over a simple lunch. We might do the course in different ways – but together.

The beauty of arranging several groups using the same material at different times of the week and in different ways, is that you can stay in one group, or try different approaches to suit you!

The Lent books have arrived, so please contact Bridget Trump 01308 459875 if you would like a book. You can see her on Sunday 5 Feb after the 10am Parish Service at Holy Trinity Church Bothenhampton, where an exchange can be arranged. For those who haven’t yet paid, the books are £9.50 each and it will be much easier if you can pay this to Bridget in cash.



WALK, LISTEN AND REFLECT You are invited to focus our thoughts on the Object-of-the-week (in a different church each week) followed by a one hour walk discussing the object, silent rest stops enroute, reflection and a drink back at the church.

Meeting places for the six Mondays:

27 February – St John’s West Bay

6 March – St Swithun’s

13 March – Holy Trinity Bothenhampton

20 March – St Mary’s Bridport

27 March St Mary’s Walditch

3 April – Holy Trinity Bradpole

Please contact Janet Webster 01308 538101 each week if you want to join in. Wear boots or stout shoes and bring your own drink + snack.



Gather at St John’s Church, West Bay to share reflections on your reading through the week.

Please contact the Rev’d Philip Ringer:

01308 425774 Email: philipringer@aol.com


Holy Trinity Bradpole 2–3.30pm

A simple (optional) lunch of soup, bread and cheese will be served from 1pm and discussion of the Lent book from 2pm-3.30pm.

Please contact Martin Whiting 01308 424086 Email: martinjwhiting2@gmail.com or

Heather Purse 01308 423220

Email: heatherpurse@yahoo.co.uk


St Swithun’s Hall from 10.30am

Join the bustling coffee morning at St Swithun’s after the service and get involved with the group exploring the Lent course over a cuppa and cake.

Please contact Kathrine O’Brien 07940384645


No. 18 Elwell from 7.30pm–9pm

Discuss with others your reading through the week and how each everyday object helps to reflect more deeply on the journey through Lent.

Please contact James Craddock 01308 458725 Email: jscraddock2022@outlook.com or

Graham Purse 01308 422643

Email: grahamfrankpurse@yahoo.com

Address: 18 Elwell, Bothenhampton DT6 4DX