Details of Benefice Lent services, activities and events for 2023 can be found here.

We have lots of events planned with Churches Together in Pershore (CTiP) too, so take a look at the CTiP Lent leaflet for more information:  CTiP Lent 2023 Leaflet



“A Place for Us” is an original Lent course based on the recent film production of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.

Through study and discussion of key scenes from the movie, related to Lent passages from scripture, Lavinia Byrne and Jane McBride help us to reflect on fear, love, betrayal, death, and reconciliation.

The course will run for 5 sessions over two venues during Lent.

St. Andrew’s sessions will take place on Thursday afternoons after Lenten Lunches on the following days from 14001530:

  • Thurs 2 March
  • Thurs 9 March
  • Thurs 16 March
  • Thurs 23 March
  • Thurs 30 March

Pershore Baptist Church sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings on the following days from 19002030:

  • Weds 1 March
  • Weds 8 March
  • Weds 15 March
  • Weds 22 March
  • Weds 29 March

There will be a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story at Pershore Baptist Church on Friday 17 February at 1900.

Sign up sheets will be available at CTiP churches soon.  There will be a voluntary £6 contribution for course material.

Please contact your Ministry Team to book your place and course material

CTiP SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES AND CHARITY APPEAL LAUNCH – 21 FEBRUARY 1330 ST ANDREWS:  Our CTiP Charity this year will be iSingPop a singing, performing, and resourcing project that helps children and families engage in Collective Worship in school, church, and at home.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE WITH IMPOSITION OF ASHES – WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 0830 AT ST ANDREW’S CENTRE & 1930 AT PERSHORE ABBEY:  Joining a service on Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. Traditionally a cross made out of ash is marked on a forehead, as a sign of our penitence and God’s forgiveness. The 1930 service will be live streamed here

CTiP PRAY ONE FOR ME:  Members of CTiP plan to meet at Pershore Abbey on Ash Wednesday before going out on to the streets of Pershore between 1100 and 1200 to gather prayers from the community to be read at the Ash Wednesday service.

This is part of the Worcester Diocese “Pray One For Me” initiative that seeks to reach out to people and offer them the opportunity for their prayers to be heard.

COMPLINE BY ZOOM DURING LENT STARTING 27 FEBRUARY: This quiet and reflective service which will last half an hour will be held every Monday during Lent, commencing on 27 February at 1900 via Zoom. Please contact for more information and for the Zoom invitation for each week. Claire

CTiP LENTEN LUNCHES:  Thursday’s in St Andrew’s: 1200-1400 on  2, 9, 16 & 23 March