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Explore Your Story in light of His Story

We invite you to join with us during Lent 2021 as Hannah Steele leads us through her new book ‘Living His Story’.

This year, churches in the far west of Portsmouth diocese as part of ‘The Big Church Read’ are teaming up to read together as one!

As we journey through this book, Hannah will unpack liberating and practical ways of sharing the gospel story afresh. Hannah will be sharing with us how we can live Jesus’ story in our own lives simply by being the people God made us and allowing people to be drawn to him through our natural gifts.

Check out this video explaining some more.

How can you get involved?

#Live Lent Literature.

We’re encouraging you to access the accompanying literature in order to get the most out of our Lent course and activities.

First the #live lent booklet available via a free app, on your smart speaker or via daily email here:

If you want a paper copy you can purchase here for just £1.97 order here

This booklet has a small daily reflection around a weekly theme and action point.

Second, the Archbishops Lent book ‘Living His Story’ by Hannah Steele available here:

This book offers a deeper dive into the themes which will link closely to the Thursday night zoom and Big Church read video content.

Thursday Nights on Zoom

Every Thursday night from 8-9pm during Lent, join us on zoom. Each week someone from around our cluster of churches will be invited to lead us though the week’s themes with a short reflection before we discuss in smaller ‘breakout rooms.

There will be a short video from Hannah Steele the author found at

Topic: #Live Lent for the Western Wards
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On your own or with your small group

If you don’t have access to, or aren’t comfortable with, technology, you can still order paper copies of the material.  Why not pair up with a friend and plan to call each other once a week to discuss the material and pray together.

If you are part of a homegroup or other small group that wishes to engage with these materials yourselves, we will soon have some notes available to help your group get the most out of your time together. We are expecting this to be posted on the C of E website soon so get in touch nearer lent if you still can’t find them.

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