Lent and Holy Week with the community of St James's Piccadilly 2017
STAYING ROOTED IN UNSETTLING TIMES
You will be really welcome to come along to any of the events that interest you. We'll welcome just as you are, and ask only that you take us as you find us.
We are an exploring community ranging from full-on Christians to curious agnostics. We tend not to think of Christian faith as about propositions but as question and, crucially, actions. We value Lent as a fertile framework for thinking, feeling and acting.
Gospel Conversations for Lent 2017
The gospels were written in community and should be read in community. We hear them differently when we talk about them together.
On four Sundays in Lent (10am-1045am with coffee and croissants from 9.45am) Lucy Winkett will facilitate Gospel Conversations. Location: Church Hall (rectory basement).
See box, left, for details and themes.
Film screenings for Lent 2017
Lent films flyer
A faith rooted in Christ is marked by the many ways we both find and extend forgiveness. In Lent, it also leads us also to seek spaces of reflection and repentance. In these films, we enter stories that, in one way or another, touch on relationships and our need to make amends, with God, with ourselves, with others; each is an open invitation to connection and conversation, to what C.S. Lewis says are those moments “when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” This Lent film group will follow screenings with a guided discussion, and finish with a short act of prayer.
Schedule - our Lent screenings
LOOKING FOR ERIC Sunday 5 March, 2pm (St James's)
Ken Loach, 2009 (UK). BBFC “15” (frequent, strong language). A Manchester postman confronts his remorse-ridden relationships with help from footballer Eric Cantona.
THE GOOD POSTMAN
Sunday March 12*, PICTUREHOUSE CINEMA
£12 tickets pre-booking on https://goo.gl/UdVneN
Tomislav Hristov, 2016 (Bulgaria), “15”. A Bulgarian
postman on the Turkish border fights for his dying village to welcome refugees by running for mayor.
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
Sunday 19 March, 2pm (St James's)
Woody Allen, 1989. (USA) BBFC “15”. An ophthalmologist becomes blind to moral choices when his mistress threatens to reveal their affair.
Sunday 26 March, 2pm (St James's)
Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (Japan) BBFC “U”. A grieving family’s annual gathering is marked by gritted teeth and uncomfortable silences.
Sunday 2 April, 2pm (St James's)
Pedro Almodovar, 2016 (Spain), BBFC “15” (sexual content). A brokenhearted woman searches for her estranged daughter after a casual encounter causes her to make amends with the past.
TO BE ANNOUNCED…
Sunday 9 April, 2pm. To finish the series, a film to be chosen from a selection reflecting the themes of interest to the Lent group.
Lent films flyer