Church of England Diocese of Manchester Newton Heath

Zoom Lent Groups 2021

Wednesdays in Lent 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Thursdays in Lent 11.00 - 12.00 noon

We will spend some time meditating on the Gospel reading for the following Sunday and end with, respectively,  Compline and Prayer for the Middle of the Day.

If you are interested in joining these groups, please drop a line to [email protected] and you will be sent the recurring link.

The Gospel text will be available here from Sunday

The complete Lenten collection can be downloaded from this panel.

Wednesday 3rd March  and Thursday 4th March

Gospel reading for Sunday 7th March

John 2.13-22

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’ His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’ The Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing this?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

2021_Lent_Groups_texts, PDF