Closer to God Lent Course 2022

Carols in Lent

This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10

We never bat an eyelid about mentioning Easter at Christmas, as I did quite a bit during Christmas 2021. We have communion and we speak of the King born to die.

What we often do not realize is that not only can Christmas make no sense without Easter, but Easter dos not make sense without Christmas. And advent links the two. Some of the Advent hymns  and Christmas carols speak of more than just their particular season, hence looking at these classics in Lent in preparation for Easter.

It will also help us to understand  the incredible significance of Bible roots that underpin hymns and carols generally. In preparation for each session have a look at these well known hymns and carols and see what scripture jumps to mind.

Each session will be held on Tuesday 10:30am at St Barnabas and live by zoom link.


The sessions will be available on the website shortly afterwards. 

Please note the session on the 15th March will be pre-recorded and available from the website only.

Revd Mark Madeley.

Tuesday 1st March  "O come, o come Emmanuel"

Tuesday 8th March   "Lo, he comes in clouds descending"

Tuesday 15th March  "It came upon a midnight clear" (zoom only)


Tuesday 22nd March  "In the bleak midwinter"

Tuesday 29th March "As with gladness men of old"

Tuesday 5th April       "Hark the herald angels sing"

Tuesday 12th April       "Once in royal David's city"