Lent

The period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and runs all the way through to Easter Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Though the congregation of Conisbrough Baptist Church cannot meet, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will nevertheless celebrate together this solemn period of penitence, abstinence and giving – with weekly activities throughout the period.

WEEK ONE – Show us your pancakes!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 was Shrove Tuesday, or pancake day, and we asked you to show us what you got – with pictures, videos, text or artwork of your pancakes and your favourite toppings.

And here’s the result!

WEEK TWO – more things to do! Resources from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

Our first offering is from The Poet’s Gospel and it is a 20-minute dramatisation from scriptures, of Jesus beginning his public ministry.

The Poet’s Gospel begins, not with the birth of Jesus, but his arrival on the public stage.

We find a society deeply uncomfortable with itself, and a widespread recognition of the need for change – a change that begins with personal remorse and a commitment to live in another better way. Many were coming to John the Baptist seeking peace and forgiveness, but having preached his own message of repentance, he points them to Jesus.

Listen HERE

And here are a couple of questions for you to consider in reflection on this piece:

  • As we look out on today’s world, where do we recognise the need for change? 
  • What in our own lives needs to change this Lent so as to make us more authentic followers and disciples of Jesus?

Our second offering is suitable for all ages and is a picture of Jesus being baptised by John the Baptist, which is just begging for you to  colour it in. You can see it on the left and print it from HERE