Come and See

Come and See is our big, warm open invitation to an adventure in faith and trust.

It’s for everyone in the local church and the whole community - including children and young people, families and schools. It's free of charge and all are welcome. 

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You can sign up for Come and See at any point on the Oxford Diocesan Learning Hub, and journey through video reflections online in your own time. Or you can journey with others every Lent - stay tuned for news of the 2025 programme.

The daily journey... Click + to expand

The emails from Lent 2024 are listed below.

What is Come and See about?

Each year, we delve into a new aspect of Christian faith.

Come and See: The Creed looks line by line through the promise Christians make every week at church, examining what it really means in our everyday lives.

Come and See: The Lord's Prayer follows a similar format, focusing in one a line of the Lord's Prayer each session. 

Come and See: The Beatitudes looks at the verses found in Matthew 5:3-12 and Luke 6:20-23, read through a different lens each session. 

2024's programme, Come and See: The Way of Love, shows how the two great commandments - you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength, and you shall love your neighbour as yourself - can give a rhythm and a shape to our lives.

What does Come and See involve?

Everyone who registers will receive a daily short email to reflect on, and a weekly short video from Bishop Steven exploring the themes in a bit more detail. The materials are suitable both for those who are exploring faith for the first time and those with an established faith. There are also special materials for family groups and schools. They receive a weekly email with a video message on the same theme, which is filmed by one of our school chaplains. 

What do people think?

Lent 2024 is the fourth year of Come and See. Over the years we've learned that once people sign up for Come and See during Lent, they stay. 

“I found I looked forward every day to being fed and finding new ways to strengthen my faith! The whole of Lent was very uplifting!”

How can my church work with Come and See?

There are many different ways that you and your church can work with Come and See. You can encourage each other to register for the daily emails, you can use the weekly films as part of a talks series, or you can use the dedicated materials for course organisers to offer Come and See to Sunday and small groups. The Christian life is something that we do together. What might you and your church offer? 

“Come and See small groups were extremely helpful. Led by the lay clergy, we were able to share comments, life experiences and questions. We were able to bring relevance to the Beatitudes and to see how they could help structure our lives in a truly Christian way. I feel it brought us together as a church family, and I shared deep discussions with members of the church I hadn't spoken to before.”

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Explore Come and See: The Beatitudes and Come and See: The Way of Love on the Learning Hub - you can start whenever you like! The courses are completely free but you do need to sign up for an account.

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Come and See will be back as a daily journey in Lent 2025. Watch this space for news of the theme and how you can get involved.


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