Diocese of Chichester

Lent 2023

Who Then Is This?

Yes of Old Testament

The Chichester Diocesan Lent Course 2023

Reflecting the Year of the Old Testament

The Bishop explains that this year's Lent Course helps each of us to "pull the meaning of the Old Testament into your encounter with Jesus, sharpening your awareness of his death and resurrection at Easter, and its tremendous significance."

Reflecting on some of the key names in the Old Testament - Eve, Melchizedek Joseph, Moses and the Queen of Sheba, Bishop Martin has asked a group of leading scholars to reflect in each case on the connection between the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament.

For each individual or group using the Lent Course, each week there is a suggested bible reading, the reflection, some questions and a hymn to listen to or sing.

Watch Bishop Martin introduce the Lent course here

You can also download the video and share in your church networks here

Two series of Podcasts have been recorded.

Series one covers four separate recordings of conversations between Bishop Martin and Church House Officers discussing elements from the Lent resources. Listen here:

Week 1Week 2

Week 3Week 4Week 5

Series two is the five recordings featuring a brief introduction from Bishop Martin; the bible passages read aloud for people to listen to; and the scholar in question reading their own paper - to give character and personality to the person behind the script.These are a great way of adding voices and enhancing the Lent Groups as they take place. They are also great for individuals to use for quiet reflection. Podcasts from contributors for weeks 1 - 5 can be listened to and downloaded here

Lent Course Booklet download  here

Lent Course Week 1Lent Course Week 2

Lent Course Week 3Lent Course Week 4Lent Course Week 5

Silence in Lent -

30 minutes of silence twice a week. Starting this Friday on Zoom

A series of sessions for Spiritual Directors Led by The Ven Martin Lloyd Williams. Thirty minutes of silence twice a week. Starting this Friday (24th February) on Zoom. All welcome.

For the zoom links click here