St. Peter-ad-Vincula, Roydon

  • St Peter's Church,
  • High Street,
  • Roydon, Harlow
  • Essex
  • CM19 5LW

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Walking for Lent

‘We give thanks for places of simplicity and peace, let us find such a place within ourselves.’ 

(Michael Leunig)

Lent is a special time in the Church’s calendar that takes place in the run up to Easter. Lent lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays) and ends on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). It is a solemn time when Christians remember how Jesus spent 40 days and nights alone in the wilderness. Jesus used this time to prepare for his work by fasting and praying. 

You can read about this in Matthew 4:1-11 and  Luke 4:1-13.


So, let's take up walking for Lent.

Fact: Walking is good for you.

Fact: We have wonderful countryside to walk in.

Fact: There will be a lovely group of people to walk with each week.

To find out more about Lent Walks contact Helen Iles:

Please do come and share a quiet walk each week around our village and its countryside. It’s a good chance to enjoy the first signs of spring, and you will be able use the time to find some peace for contemplation, reflection or prayer – some precious personal quiet time in our busy world. Enjoy the companionship of the walk, use your senses to notice and appreciate the beauty around you, and pay attention to how you feel. The walk will enable you to take some time out, and allow a letting go of any worries or distractions if only for a short while. You will return feeling refreshed.

Wear walking boots, sturdy walking shoes or wellington boots!