Lenten Studies 2020

In view of the COVID-19 epidemic, the study groups will move to online mode from the week beginning March 23; Details of online provision of these services will be provided as soon as we can.

This year our Lenten Studies will be offered across a several churches/locations and times, to enable greater participation and to encourage more people to attend.

The Lenten studies will be around a little book by Rowan Williams, ‘The sign and the Sacrifice: the Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection’. Williams unpacks a number of central themes around Easter in a helpful and illuminating way. An easy read, with 30-40 minutes of preparation for each session.

Participants should obtain their own copy of the book, which is readily available from online sources such as The Book Depository and Amazon, and lots of other sources.

An electronic (Kindle) version of the book is also available, although it is published under a different title: God With Us: The Meaning Of The Cross And Resurrection – Then And Now . You can peek at the first few pages of the book on this web page.

There are presently three groups on offer but we hope that more will be added before Lent begins.

The dates for the study groups presently organised are below; please register your intention to attend any of them here:

  • NORTH MELBOURNE: CHANGE OF TIME – NOW 6.45pm, without the meal, pausing for coffee/tea/cake mid-way through the study and finishing up aroun 8.15pm. Meet in the church/hall, MARK THE EVANGELIST UNITING CHURCH, 4 Elm Street, North Melbourne. [Annual ecumenical studies with St Mary’s Anglican Church, Nth Melb]
  • HAWTHORN : 10.00am Fridays March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, at HABITAT UNITING CHURCH, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn.
  • CITY : 12.30-1.30pm Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, The UCA Synod buildings, 130 Little Collins Street, in the 7th floor Chapel.