About Lent

Ash Wednesday is the gateway to Lent, 40 days (omitting Sundays) of preparing the self for Easter. At St. B's, Lent is shaped through daily prayer, communal fasts, study, reflection, and service. We turn away from attachments and toward God in the hope of restoring the holy rhythms of life, often lost in busyness and overstimulation. 

Read more in The Shape of Lent Guide. Available on Sunday, February 27 or download it here

Quick Links

Compline on Zoom

Download the Lenten Guide

Lent Playlist on Spotify

Lent Playlist on Apple Music


Pray with others this Lent through Morning Prayer, Compline, and Holy Eucharist. The church is open for private prayer Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Compline 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday on Zoom and Facebook. Zoom Meeting ID: 880 2783 2008

Passcode: 4800. 

Morning Prayer 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday in person and live on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account. MP is available on demand for viewing at other times.

Open Sanctuary 8:30 - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for private prayer.

Holy Eucharist 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The service concludes with healing prayers, as requested. 

Lent Book Study

Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life

By Rowan Williams

The parish-wide Lent book study is back with a short and easy read by the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Being Disciples is a fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship and covers the essentials of the Christian life, including: faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; and life in the Spirit. Written for the general reader by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus.

Kristen Stewart will facilitate a class on the book on Sundays, March 6 - April 3 (except March 13) at 10 a.m. in Wallace Hall. 

Books are available in the Gallery.


Wednesday, April 6, 4 - 8 p.m. by Appointment

The sacramental rite, Reconciliation of a Penitent (BCP p. 447), will be offered on Wednesday, April 6. The rite creates space to confess to God, in the presence of a priest, the ways we miss the mark, and receive to the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution. Clergy will meet you at the altar rail in the sanctuary to hear your confession and offer forgiveness on behalf of the church. 

Please email Rev. Serena to make an appointment at ssides@stbs.net.

Download a preparation sheet here