Lent 2019

“The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent — the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it, and penance — should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis. It is by means of them that the Church prepares the faithful for the celebration of Easter, while they hear God’s word more frequently and devote more time to prayer.”
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Vatican Council II 

Lent activities at Saint Edmund's Parish

Lent soup lunches take place in the church hall on Fridays in Lent following the 11.30.a.m. morning Mass and Stations of the Cross.

Donations made at these luches will be used to support the Parish Project ‘Marys’ Meals’

A Catholic Faith Exploration course produced by CaFE is taking place to which all are welcome.

The meetings take place on four Thursday evenings from 7.30.p.m. to 9.00.p.m. in the church hall.

The Lenten Challenge is to live simply, to spend wisely and to put money saved along the way into the purple ‘Lenten Challenge’ envelope.

All money raised in this way will go to the Parish Project ‘Mary’s Meals’.

Climate change, the environment and sustainable living…. a series of meetings arranged by the Calne Partnership of Churches.

Meetings take place on Monday evenings in Lent at various locations.

Stations of the Cross










A photographic reflection on the Stations of the Cross using contemporary images

Jesus is condemned to death










Jesus takes up his Cross











Jesus falls a first time










Jesus meets His Mother











Simon helps Jesus carry His Cross











Veronica wipes the face of Jesus











Jesus falls a second time











Jesus meets the women and children of Jerusalem











Jesus falls a third time











Jesus is stripped of his garments











Jesus is nailed to the Cross










Jesus dies on the Cross











The body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross











The body of Jesus is laid in the tomb












Parish contacts


Saint Edmund's Catholic Church
65 Oxford Road
SN11 8AQ

01249 813131



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