Join with us this Lent

11th January 2022

Welcome mat

Join with us this Lent as we explore ‘Knowing You, Knowing Me, Knowing God’. There’ll be a range of resources focusing on the themes of offering and receiving welcome, hospitality, inclusion, and generosity as a way of better knowing and understanding others, ourselves, and God during Lent 22 and beyond.

2022 will also be the year when we welcome a new Diocesan Bishop and hopefully, we will be able to welcome 19 Bishops and their spouses from across the world as part of the “Big Hello” before the Lambeth Conference. The focus of welcome, hospitality, inclusion, and generosity, echo the new strategy for the Church of England and our Diocese. These four themes may also help us all to consider how we can contribute to becoming a more diverse church – more representative of the populations we seek to serve. It will also challenge us to go into our communities to receive the hospitality of other groups and individuals as Jesus did, which means being willing to receive what they have to offer and the way they do things to achieve similar aims to ourselves (Luke 10.6).  

The resources will include videos of new residents of Somerset, weekly bible reflections with study questions, a weekday video and conversation starter, and useful links relating to the themes.