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LENT

The North Buckingham Parish consists of the Villages of Akeley, Leckhampstead, Lillingstone Dayrell, Lillingstone Lovell and Maids Moreton as well as part of the town of Buckingham. Each of the congregations within the Parish endeavours to reflect a multi colourful richness and diversity of the respective communities embedded in Christian unity. Everyone, living within or outside the Parish, is very welcome to come and join any of our gatherings and add his or her personality to the richness of our Christian identity. Wether you are just browsing or looking for something specific in our website, we hope you will find our five Churches of interest, and would like to take part in our weekly worship or activities.

From the very young to the emphatically ‘not so young’ there’s a group to suit you, and we are waiting for you to join us.

Rev. Hans Taling

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter and for centuries prayer and fasting constituted its primary spiritual exercises. There are two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent, which are the recalling of our baptism and the subject of penance. These two subjects receive greater emphasis in the liturgy preparing for the celebration of Easter. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which lasts for 40 days, not including Sundays. It is important to take time for personal prayer and spiritual reading to repent of sin, to renew faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation.