Lenten Prayer Postcards

We all need headspace each and every day.  We all need time out to settle our weary souls, to get our thoughts clearer and to have our hearts opened up to God once more.  Doing that is not a luxury and it is not self-indulgent.  It is essential for our own wellbeing: it is of benefit the people around us and it has restorative potential for the world around us.


As a reminder of our daily need of headspace, we will be publishing a daily prayer-postcard each day on our social media pages (Facebook & Instgram) throughout the season of Lent.  Each postcard offers a fresh invitation to find peace and perspective day by day, as we learn to recognise the presence of God in the world around us.


These resources have been prepared by the Rector of the Aughrim & Creagh Parish Union, featuring verses from the lectionary Bible readings of Lent, paired with photographs from the Aughrim Climate Action Park and surrounding landscape.

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Ballinasloe Harbour

Lone Tree, the Burren

Saint Michael’s Church in Ballinasloe.

Rectory at Aughrim

Kilconnell Abbey. The original abbey on this site was founded in the early sixth century by Saint Connell, who also founded an abbey in Aughrim, the remains of which are located within the Aughrim Climate Action Park.


Clontuskert Abbey

Cherry Avenue at Birr Castle Demesne, Co Offaly

Aughrim Memorial Cross


Daffodil Bulbs

Rectory Gates

Rectory snowdrops

Hill-top view from one of Ven John Godfrey’s favourite walks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, near Kinnitty, County Offaly.

The image, which has kindly been supplied by local photographer Robert Riddell, is of Saint Matthew’s Church Clontuskert (known locally as Glan Church.)

A view of the towers of Holy Trinity Church and Saint Catherine’s Church Aughrim

This image is centred on the hidden remains of two ancient abbeys contained within the grounds of the Aughrim Climate Action Park, the earliest of which was founded by Saint Connell (circa 500 AD)

Rectory Garden Project – Aughrim

Aughrim Climate Action Park