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Lent at St Peter's

Lent Course - A Place for Us

We're encouraging as many people as possible to make space in their diary to take part in our Lent course this year.

The course this year is based around the book A Place for Us written by Lavinia Byrne and Jane McBride. This Lent course uses the 2021 musical film West Side Story as the focus for the five weekly sessions.

We are hosting two sessions each week, one on Tuesday afternoons and the other on Thursday evenings.

The daytime sessions are:

Tuesdays 28 February, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March, 1.30-3.00pm in the Octagon.

The evening sessions are:

Thursdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March, 8.00-9.30pm in the Octagon.

The daytime sessions are in-person only, and the evening sessions are both in-person and on Zoom.

Here are the details to join by Zoom on Thursdays

Meeting ID: 861 072 304

Password: 654321 

We have bought a number of copies of the book (which will be available to you if you ask for one) and a copy of the DVD. If you would like to buy your own, these are the details:

A Place for Us: A Lent course based on West Side Story 2022

Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, Paperback

This is a Lent book with a difference. Not only does it invite you to watch a film and enjoy deepening your understanding of it, but also it takes a musical, namely West Side Story, for inspiration. Reflections on the musical and the Bible together offer you a pathway to explore the meaning of Lent within the Christian life cycle.

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West Side Story


Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno

From producer and director Steven Spielberg, with a script by screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner, comes West Side Story. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, the film tells the tale of forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

It would be very helpful if you could let the Church Office know which one of the two weekly sessions you would like to join and also to let them know if you would like one of the books from the batch which we have bought on 01727 855 485 or email

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