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KEEPING LENT
'BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD'

THE SEASON OF LENT PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON HOW WE LIVE OUT OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE, THROUGH PRAYER, WORSHIP, FASTING, STUDY AND SETTING TIME ASIDE FOR GOD. AT ELY CATHEDRAL WE WILL BE KEEPING LENT IN A VARIETY OF WAYS AND HOPE THAT EVERYBODY MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIND SOMETHING WHICH WILL SUPPORT THEM ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY OF FAITH. THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES WILL BE TAKING PLACE TO ASSIST US IN KEEPING A GOOD LENT.

Tuesday Evenings during Lent

9pm - Compline in the Lady Chapel

This is a 30 minute service that traditionally ends the monastic day. It is sung to plainsong and a voluntary choir sings two anthems as part of the worship. The candlelit Lady Chapel late in the evening is a very prayerful and evocative space.

Thursday Evenings during Lent

7.45pm - Cathedral Lent Course

We will be using the new Diocesan Course 'All Loves Excelling' run by Canon Victoria Johnson and Canon Jessica Martin in Powchers Hall.

Fridays during Lent

12.10pm - Eucharist with Address

A simple service of Holy Communion with a meditation. This will be followed by a soup lunch (Lunch tickets £5, proceeds to WaterAid) in the Lady Chapel, organised by the Mothers' Union.

The daily offering of prayer in the Cathedral

Why not make a Lenten discipline of joining perhaps once or even twice a week in the daily round of prayer and praise that is the bedrock of the Cathedral's life - the core purpose of the Cathedral's existence?

Morning Prayer is said at 7.30am Monday - Saturday
The Eucharist is celebrated at 8am Monday - Saturday

Both these services are quiet and reflective

Choral Evensong

5.30pm Monday - Saturday
4pm Sunday

Possibly the best kept secret of the Cathedral's life!

Why not make a Lenten discipline of attending Evensong once or twice a week? It is an opportunity to enter quietly into the offering of prayer and praise that is the bedrock of the Cathedral's life.

Spiritual MOT

This year we are again offering the opportunity to sign up for a one-to-one meeting with one of the clergy, or a trained lay person, to talk about prayer and faith and the ups and downs of the spiritual life.

For further details view our Keeping Lent Leaflet.