Lent course 2016

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” asked the Psalmist; and for our part, we may sometimes feel “out of place” even when we’re not physically far from home. Yet saints and sinners down the centuries have shown that an enduring strand of hope can be found in unexpected or even apparently desolate places.

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Albert Camus

Set variously in the townships and deserts of North Africa, a coastal settlement in Latin America, and the wilderness of the human heart, Camus’ stories don’t shy away from the sense of alienation that can be part of the human condition; yet at the same time they reflect his belief that value and meaning can be found as we learn to live decisively and authentically, in openness to and solidarity with one another.

It is this strand of hope which Trinity’s Lent Course this year sets out to explore. Written by our minister Revd Dominic Grant, the 6-session Lent Course and accompanying Sunday worship series is based upon Exile and the Kingdom, a 1957 collection of six short stories by the Nobel-winning French-Algerian writer and philosopher Albert Camus (1913-1960).

The Course will start in the week beginning Monday 15 February and will continue through to Easter.

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It is recommended – but not essential – that participants read the relevant story each week in Camus’ book Exile and the Kingdom.

Subject to numbers of participants, groups will be organised for this Lent Course on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Friday lunchtimes (though some weekly times may have to be varied). Offers to host and/or lead groups are also welcome.

To sign up, please see the poster on the church notice board in the Mansel Road Centre, or contact us by phone/email.

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