St Francis of Assisi, Petts Wood

For it is in giving that we receive.

Lent Resource Material

Lent Picture

The Rochester Dioceses Weekly Magazine, The Digest continues to published details on Lent reflections and supply useful information to help all of us during this important time in the churches calendar. 

The Rochester Diocese  website is supporting the national church's Live Lent God's Story, Our Story campaign

Live Lent
based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, 
Living His Story by Hannah Steele.
This is available with on-line retailers.
Also available on the their site is a list of interactive weekly reflections, Each one picking up on a theme outlined in the Archbishop's Lent book. 

The Church of England's website carries further information, there is also a page on smart apps to help you download and follow the lent live journey on your phones and also help with setting up smart speakers for daily reflections as well as a sign up section for you to be able to receive free Lent reflections by email.

Closer to Home - What can we do to help?

Please visit our  Community Outreach page

St Francis Church along side The United Reformed Church are running The Lent Petts Wood 10% Project, Raising money for The Salvation Army Foodbank in St Mary Cray, all information on this page.

And Finally

Stations of the Cross

The above link takes you to our page where you can see and find our 14 Stations of the Cross with pictures and the story associated with each station prayers and meditations.
The beautiful wooden carved stations can seen in our church which is still open for private prayer, and you are very 
welcome to come in, and stop at the stations for quiet prayer and meditation.

The following details are of three locally run Lent groups. 

Christchurch URC

A look at the spiritual journey of identity and "learning to fly" based on the 1991 film version of "Hook" (available on Netflix, Amazon and EBay). Every Thursday from 25th February to 25th March @ 7.30-9.00pm on Zoom 

Please e-mail for joining details. 

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The Methodist Church 
Orpington and Chislehurst Circuit.

 WOVEN- A LENT COURSE Designed to help share our reflections on the lectionary readings throughout Lent. Monday evenings at 7.45pm from 22nd Feb   Thursday afternoons 2.30pm from 18th Feb 

e-mail for joining details 


St Francis of Assisi 

A discussion of last year's Reith lectures, given by Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of England on "How we have come to esteem financial value over human values" Available (free) as recordings or transcripts from by searching "Reith" 

Every Wednesday evening from 24th February from 8.00 to 9.30pm on Zoom 

Contact Father Stephen at for joining details