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Lent in Oxford

For the first Sunday of Lent, Sean Fletcher takes on a generosity challenge with Christians in Oxford, and the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin explains the meaning of Lent for Christians.

It’s the first Sunday of Lent and Sean Fletcher visits the university city of Oxford to take on a generosity challenge where, instead of giving something up for Lent, he joins in with a new movement of Christians who ‘give back’. At the St Aldates Centre he serves a meal for others and helps to improve a local garden. Claire McCollum meets Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin and hears about the meaning of this important time for Christians, and how it is marked in many churches. And Mary Foley, whose daughter was tragically murdered, explains how her Christian faith helped her on a journey of forgiveness. Hymns and songs come from around the UK and include Crown Him With Many Crowns, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, and the Wesley favourite And Can It Be.

34 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Mar 2019 13:15


Role Contributor
Presenter Sean Fletcher
Presenter Claire McCollum
Producer Mark Warburton
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Production Company Avanti Media


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