Barham Downs Churches

  • The Rectory
  • The Street, Barham
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT4 6PA

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It is the time of Lent and many Christians will decide what to give up
during the 40 days lasting until Easter. The media report that the most popular lent sacrifices recently were: school, chocolate, alcohol, fast food,
Soda, Twitter, and social networking. The holy Christian Season is meant as a time of reflection and repentance, all in preparation for Easter. Something that is clearly reflected by the emphasis on giving up technology for the time of lent.

Another aspect of lent is that new growth is stirring in the heart of nature.
It is a time of waiting, watching and reflecting on what has and will happen in the eternal cycle of life, watching birds gathering sprigs to build a nest, spring bulbs bursting out of the ground, frogs arriving in the ponds to create new life, all part of Spring and the Lenten season.

There is something about it that makes sense – Lent – You watch and prepare; you give something up and everything is more joyful. I recommend that you try!

Gaby McGuire

"Everything in life has its own time. There is time to celebrate and there is time to mourn. This is the time for reflection and transformation. Let us look within and change into what we ought to be."
                                                                                                  Aaron Saul