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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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God With Us-a series of Lenten talks from Father Tim

Please see below a letter from Fr Henry Longbottom telling us of a series of Lenten talks presented by our own Fr (Canon) Tim.

They will be on Mondays through Lent using Zoom.

You may not have used Zoom but it really is very easy so don't be afraid to give it a go. You could practise by trying out Evening Prayer which Mariusz Bilski offers us every Monday to Friday at 7 p.m.. About nine of us take part every evening. Email Bernard Martin at  Bernard Martin at berneboy60@gmail.com if you want the link.

Here is the letter with weekly links to Zoom, with Fr Tim: 

 Lent is nearly here! To continue events for the Year of the Word – which has now been extended throughout 2021 – we have been planning ways in which we can bring people together to read and discuss the Bible online.   

To begin these events in Lent, Fr Timothy Swinglehurst will be leading God With Us: Exploring the Old Testament Together, online via Zoom. This online course will give adults a chance to explore how some key Old Testament texts and figures show us the different ways in which God comes to live with His people. Meetings will take place each Monday evening in Lent, from 7-8 pm, with the opportunity to continue conversation afterwards. Each session will include a brief introduction to some passages of Scripture, time to read them quietly in prayer, and an opportunity to discuss how God speaks to us through those texts in small groups.  

We hope that you might be interested in attending yourself, and/or that you might pass on the details to others in your parish who might be interested. 

Please find a full timetable of meetings and topics, below. To join the meetings, you can just follow the links below. But if you are planning to come, it would be very helpful if you could send me an email in advance, just so that I know how many people we’re expecting.  


Topic and Link/Passcode 

Monday 22nd February 

Genesis and the Wonders of Creation 

https://zoom.us/j/91675002407?pwd=dHpBSnVBTE9yOWdMNTgrMW96TWZiUT09 Passcode: 373919 

Monday 1st March 

Moses and the Encounter with the Living God 


Passcode: 976750 

Monday 8th March 

King David: Saint and Sinner 


Passcode: 990601 

Monday 15th March 

Isaiah and the Prophetic Word on Fire 


Passcode: 629951 

Monday 22nd  March 

The Psalmist: Songs of Wisdom, Songs of Praise 


Passcode: 373919