About the Revisiting Lent and Eastertide course
Liturgical, theological and pastoral opportunities
As we reach Candlemas, our minds will already be turning to how we will observe Lent and Easter in our parishes and communities, and in our own devotional life.
This half day online course will seek to revisit the distinctive themes of this wonderful period of the Christian year, focusing particularly on Holy Week and Eastertide, but noting also how this season is embedded in the preceding season of Lent.
The great Paschal cycle has distinctive liturgical opportunities, theological and doctrinal themes that emerge through the Scriptures which we read as we move through the season. It differs from Advent and Christmas in that it is not so embedded in popular culture, but there are still lots of opportunities for engagement. How do we structure a Lent, Holy Week and Easter in a way that helps us to proclaim the deep truths of this season both in our current worshipping communities, and in the wider community?
In half a day we won’t be able to plumb all of these depths, but there will be opportunity for input, reflection, conversation, and the sharing of best practice.
with Canon Dr Tom Clammer OC whose 2021 book Crowning the Year includes a detailed examination of the liturgies of Lent, Holy Week and Eastertide. Tom is particularly interested in the way in which the worshipping life of the church is central to its pastoral and formational ministry.
Alongside his freelance work Tom currently exercises his Permission to Officiate at St Thomas’s Church in Salisbury, as well as in a multi-parochial benefice in rural Gloucestershire. He is a vocations adviser for the diocese of Salisbury, and a novice brother of the Anglican Order of Cistercians. He has published two books and number of articles and papers.
Tom served his Title in a suburban parish in Gloucester City before becoming incumbent of a rural multi-parochial benefice. Following seven years as Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral he is now a freelance liturgist, spiritual director and theological educator, and a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, and an Associate Tutor at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.