Prayer and Bible Study

Lent Course 2021

‘FROM NOW ON’ is a new and original Lent course by Rachel Mann. Taking the film ‘The Greatest Showman’ as a starting point, the course explores ways in which themes of faith, hope and redemption run through all our lives.  It examines how each of us – like P.T. Barnum and the members of his Circus – face and can overcome doubt, temptation and prejudice and how we can begin to live authentic lives.

The course is based around five weekly sessions based on the songs in the film:

Wednesday 24th February ‘Million Dreams’ - exploring what liberation and hope might look like to an ‘outsider’.

Wednesday 3rd March ‘Come Alive’ - exploring how the family of faith can bring hope and purpose.

Wednesday 10th March ‘Rewrite the Stars’ – asks what forms of resistance can be placed in the way of salvation.

Wednesday 17th March ‘Never Enough’ – questions the temptations of false fulfilment that can lead us to betrayal.

Wednesday 24th March ‘The Greatest Show’ - shows how redemption is found when we discover ‘the circus is our home’.

The Lent Course will be in place of our usual pattern of Evening Prayer, though each week we will still have the opportunity to worship and pray.

All are welcome to join us on Zoom to travel together through this season of Lent each Session will begin at 7.00pm – see you there!!

Zoom log in details:  Meeting ID: 817 3049 5036   Passcode: 667773

Please do also feel free to email us at in advance to register interest and you will be sent the Zoom link weekly before each session with any necessary resources.


As the death toll from Covid 19 exceeds 120,000 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, in a Letter to the Nation, invites everyone to reflect upon the effects of the pandemic and to join in with Prayer for the Nation. The suggestion is that as many of us as possible unite to do this at 6 p.m. each day.

Some personal prayers and Prayers for the Nation, published by the Church of England, are available here.


A podcast of our service of Evening Prayer is available each week. 

During Lent the weekly evening service is being replaced by the Lent course (see above).  Evening Prayer will resume after Easter.

Please go to the Audio page for more information.


Home Study Group for the three parishes

Cancelled until further notice


Prayer cards are available in St. Michael’s Church. 

If you would like a prayer said for someone or for a particular situation then please write the details on a card and place it in the locked box. 

The prayers will be included in the next service of Holy Communion.