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Lent 2017

From Creation to New Creation

This year’s Lent series will explore the biblical vision of creation and new creation within our life of worship and witness. God’s creative activity shapes our imagination, activity and identity. It effects how we live responsibly in caring for God’s earth and shapes our hope of transformation as all is made new. The Spirit at work in human creativity and baptism we are a new creation in Christ.

Lectures start at 7.45pm and concludes with Compline at 9pm.

9th March: The Very Rev’d Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford

Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?

Drawing on the prophets and wisdom literature Dean Dianna explores our response to creation, especially the role of wonder and questioning in the life of faith.

16th March: Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director of A Rocha UK

The Virtuous Life: How can the virtues help us live responsibly in God’s world?

We all want to know what we can do to help with the problems our world is facing. By looking at the virtues, Dr Ruth Valerio will help us explore more deeply how we can live well in the world.

23rd March: The Rt Rev’d Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford

'From One Degree of Glory to Another': Transformation and the Call to Discipleship

St Paul describes Christian people as a 'new creation', but also recognises a process through which 'newness' is realised. In this session Bishop Andrew will explore that process around the themes of rootedness, growing up and journeying on.

30th March: Canon Nick Whitehead, Rector of Shere

Christ in Creation: Ever forward, not round in circles

The hope of heaven on earth and the promise of earth in heaven: in this session Canon Nick will explore the importance of physicality in Christianity – in doctrine, worship and the world.

6th April: Canon Dr Julie Gittoes, Residentiary Canon

Treasure in clay jars: life, death and resurrection

In Christ, we are caught up in the cosmic scope of God’s creative and re-creative in a personal way. Through the lens of Bapstism and Eucharist, Canon Julie will explore the hope expressed in being a ‘new creation’ – in our relationships, the ordinariness of life and as we face of our mortality.

Added Wednesday 8th February 2017