The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Lent Study in Bournemouth Town Centre – The Sign of Jonah

Lent Course 2021

‘The Sign of Jonah’ is the course that is to be led for us by our good friend, Dr Paul Collins. The dates and topics are listed below.  We shall offer Paul’s first reflection in this series on Ash Wednesday, 17th February. A zoom discussion group will start meeting each Thursday at 7pm in Lent, led by Paul, starting on Thursday, 25th February. 

The zoom link to this (and the whole series) is:

THE SIGN OF JONAH MEETING – Meeting ID: 847 8506 1335 – Passcode: 419959

so do join us. The series will be made available each week on YouTube, YOUTUBE DAILY PRAYER

Course Programme

Ash Wednesday – 17th February – Introduction

Lent 1 – 21st February – The Journey to Nineveh

Lent 2 – 28th February – The Voyage

Lent 3 – 7th March – The Large Fish

Lent 4 – 14th March – Prayer in the darkness

Lent 5 – 21st March – The citizens of Nineveh

Palm Sunday – 28th March – Waiting for God

Holy Saturday – 3rd April – The Sign of Jonah

Lent 2021

The Sign of Jonah is a journey through Lent to the Feast of Easter. The Sign of Jonah is often understood in relation to the sacrament of Baptism: as St Paul wrote:

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6. 3,4)

A booklet of readings and prayers for each week will be available online, and it will be possible to download and print. To access it online, here is a link which should work as a flipbook on a webpage or on Facebook: LENT COURSE ONLINE FLIP BOOK

Each week there will be an online video of reflections on the theme of that week.

Three days, three months, who feels
In entering the whale, the ward, the pain?
But in that deep, that depth, that voice spoke – As if all stars in one gasp hummed –
And Jonah waked.

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