Sermon and Prayers from 7th February – 2nd Sunday before Lent (Sexagesima in the Book of Common Prayer)


Last Sunday’s sermon from Liz Waller and intercessions from Ewan Harper are attached. The related readings are: Psalm 104.24-35; Proverbs 8.1,22-31; Colossians 1.15-20; and John 1.1-14.

They provide a prompt for us to consider our journey through Lent – part of our continuing journey with the ‘first-born of all creation’ which the readings remind us of, for they each have the same truth at their heart: the eternal pre-existence of the Word, the Word which was made flesh and which now lives among us.

There are two notices:
1. We will be holding an on-line service to mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday 17th February at 7.30pm. If you would like to join this and are not already on Stephen Barber’s email list for on-line services, please do contact him at or on 01832 734435.

2. On Thursday evenings during Lent beginning on 18th February I will be hosting a Lent Study via Zoom based on the Bible Reading Fellowship’s Lenten resource ‘Holy Habits: Following Jesus.’ If you would like to join in with this then please drop me an email and I will ensure you receive the link to enable you to do so.

With every blessing


Revd Canon Brian Withington
Tel: 01832 720257