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Learning in Lent  

Ash Wednesday is on 6 March. There will be Eucharists at 10.30 am (St James) and 7.00 pm (St Clement).

The Lent book will be Jean Vanier's recent memoir.  The founder of L'Arche has written an important new book, in which he shares insights drawn from many years of living with people with learning disabilities. The 2015 winner of the Templeton Prize speaks here about what it means to be fully human. A date for discussing the book will be announced in March.

The two other learning opportunities are the Wednesday York daytime course (11.00 am - 12 noon after the Eucharist at St James): Daring to See God Now; and the Kensington Churches Together evening course: 
on five Thursdays, commencing 14 March. The course is based on Churches Together in Britian and Ireland materials: The Mystery of God -

  • Thursday 14 March: St James Norlands, St James's Gardens, W11 4RB
  • Thursday 21 March: St Sarkis Armenian Church, Iverna Gardens, W8 6TP 
  • Thursday 28 March: Coptic Orthodox Church, Allen St, London W8 6UX 
  • Thursday 4 April: Carmelite Priory, Kensington Church St, W8 4BB 
  • Thursday 11 April: St John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN.
An experiential form of learning is available through the Lenten tradition of abstinence, as we seek to challenge our patterns of dependance, focussing on the ways in which we take material benefits for granted, while many in the world live in poverty.