Lent lunches prove popular
The weekly Lent services and lunches in Market Harborough are proving more popular than ever this year. An average of about 70 people have been attending each week so far.
They even included a couple who had driven from Huntingdon and who took time out to join the service and lunch before taking up grandparent duties in Harborough later in the day.
People from all the town's churches have been sharing in this annual series of events, this year held at the Congregational Church in the High Street. The 30-minute services are led by lay people from one of the churches, who share something of their Christian experience. The services include hymns, reading, prayers and a short address.
The soup and cake lunch is prepared by members of Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church and the host Congregational Church.
The Lent services and lunches start at 12.30 every Friday in Lent. On Friday 19 April there will be a joint churches open air event in the Square at 11.00. It will present the Easter story for the general public using drama, music and participatory activities.
Lent lunch in the Jubilee Hall of the Congregational Church, March 2019