Take time out for Lent reflections

Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square, Todmorden
Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square, Todmorden

A church is inviting people to a series of reflections during Lent.

Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square, Todmorden, will hold 20-minute reflections at 12.30pm on each Sunday throughout Lent, starting on March 9 and ending on Easter Sunday, April 20.

The format will be a short prayer, spoken reflection, music, quiet moments and a blessing.

A spokesperson said: “We would like to invite visitors, Sunday shoppers, anyone with 20 minutes to spare or who is nearby, to take up something for Lent.

“We would like to give each of us the opportunity for a moment of stillness and reflection in the midst of our busy lives.”

The sessions will follow a theme of reflections from “The Heart’s Time” by Janet Morley.

l Week one: Sunday, March 9 - Expressing our longings: what do we truly desire, even if it is hard to express?

l Week two: Sunday, March 16 - Struggle: what are our self delusions and less than lovely motivations?

l Week three: Sunday, March 23 - Being where we are: accepting ourselves and our place in the world.

l Week four: Sunday, March 30 - A reckless way of going: facing ill health or disabilities and our own mortality.

l Week five: Sunday, April 6 - Altered perspectives: looking at authority and power from a different angle.

l Week six: Sunday, April 13 - Holy Week: human betrayal; God’s pain at our rejection; and his infinite love.

l Week seven: Sunday, April 20 - Never turning away again: Resurrection.

All are welcome and there is no obligation to stay for all the sessions.