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Lent 2020

LENT 2020

There are the various discussion groups taking place throughout the different Churches in Lent. Please go to any or all!

Jenny Dawson of St. John’s R.C. Church, Melville Street is organising a weekly Lent discussion group. Please contact Jenny at


Each Tuesday beginning on Shrove Tuesday, 25th February, for six consecutive weeks until 31st March, there will be a series of talks/discussion groups held in Kinnoull Church at 7.00 pm under the broad title: Show and Tell.


Each Wednesday in Lent a Service of Compline will take place at 7.00 pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church,  the first being the 26th February.


The Methodist Church is organising Lenten Lunches from 12 – 1.30 pm, beginning on Thursday, 27th February and each Thursday until Holy Week. The Theme is ‘Stop and Stare’.



(Take one question for each day of Lent, or download your own copy)


  1. Will you believe that I love you without any reservations?

  2. Will you trust me?

  3. Will you let me be your strength?

  4. Will you let go of your own strong control?

  5. Will you believe in your own giftedness?

  6. Will you walk with insecurity for a while?

  7. Will you believe that I am inviting you to greater wholeness?

  8. Will you allow my grace to move within you?

  9. Will you open up your heart?

  10. Will you come to me in prayer so I can empower you?

  11. Will you be vulnerable with me?

  12. Will you look long at my love for you?

  13. Will you place your hand in mine?

  14. Will you give me your life?

  15. Will you take me to the places in your heart where you hide out?

  16. Will you drink of the living waters I bring to you?

  17. Will you unburden your heart to me?

  18. Will you take refuge in the shadow of my wings?

  19. Will you talk with me about what is really difficult for you?

  20. Will you thank me for always being there for you?

  21. Will you recognise your own weak areas?

  22. Will you take shelter in the home of my love?

  23. Will you wait patiently for me to revive your spirit?

  24. Will you say ‘yes’ to the growth I offer you?

  25. Will you be there for someone to lean on today?

  26. Will you allow me to walk with you?

  27. Will your spirit open up to my consolations?

  28. Will you rest your weariness on me?

  29. Will you give me your ache so that I can heal you?

  30. Will you accept my compassion?

  31. Will you believe that I am with you?     

  32. Will you share the strength I’ve given you with someone else?

  33. Will you receive my love?

  34. Will you taste the nourishment I have for you?

  35. Will you be quiet enough to hear me?

  36. Will you trust me to raise up the good things in you that have died?

  37. Will you accept my mercy?

  38. Will you listen closely as the story of my suffering is proclaimed?

  39. Will you stand close to Calvary and learn from me?

  40. Will you believe in the power of my Resurrection?

St John’s Kirk and St Leonard’s in the Fields


Holy Week 2020


Sunday 5th April : Palm Sunday

St John’s Kirk : Morning Service with Holy Communion at 9 30 am

St Leonard’s in the Fields : Morning Service at 11 15 am


United Services


Monday 6th April

Morning Contemplation at 10 30 am in St John’s Kirk


Tuesday 7th April

Afternoon Prayers at 3 30 pm in St Leonard’s in the Fields


Wednesday 8th April

Mid Day Singing and Poetry at 12 noon in St John’s Kirk


These Monday - Wednesday Services will last thirty minutes


Thursday 9th April : Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion at 6 30 pm in St Leonard’s in the Fields


Friday 10th April : Good Friday

Three Hour Vigil : Music, Prayers, Readings, Singing

12 noon – 3 pm in St John’s Kirk

Please, come and go as you wish during these Three Hours


Evening Worship : Tenebrae

8 pm in St John’s Kirk


Sunday 12th April : Easter Day

Early Service on South Inch at 7 45 am


St John’s Kirk: Easter Morning Worship

Morning Service with Holy Communion at 9 30 am


St Leonard’s in the Fields : Easter Morning Worship

Morning Service with Holy Communion at 11 15 am

Jars of Grace


We shall be raising funds for Water Aid during Lent by filling jam jars with change – the JARS of GRACE APPEAL.  Please gather your change during the six weeks of Lent returning all monies on Sunday, (Date to be confirmed) when they will be dedicated during the Family Services in both St. John’s and St. Leonard’s. 

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