Ecumenical Lenten Studies 2019

Each year for many years now Mark the Evangelist and St Mary’s Anglican Church in North Mebourne have enjoyed an ecumenical Lenten study series. This year our studies are on the theme of ‘The Spirit in the Desert’ — the title of a series of talks by Rowan Williams on the faith of the desert monks of the fourth century.

The studies will introduce the thought of the monks and invite us to be more aware of our own calling to be Christians in the place we find ourselves, with the people with whom we have been placed.

The audio will be sourced via YouTube and will be heard in the study sessions, so there’s not much which needs to be prepared beforehand. That said, you might find Williams’ book on the theme (developed from the lectures and published as ‘Silence and Honey Cakes’), very helpful supplementary reading.

Copies of a study guide for the series will be made available a couple of weeks prior to commencement, but can be found in advance here.

In addition to the ecumenical series in North Melbourne, there will be another in Hawthorn; you are welcome to mix and match as you like!

The dates for the study groups are:

  • Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 630pm for a shared supper and 700pm for the study in the hall, ST MARY’S Anglican Church, 430 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne.
  • Fridays March 13, 22, 29 and April 5, 930am at HABITAT UNITING CHURCH, 2 Minona St Hawthorn.