Hope in the Wilderness

Hope in the Wilderness – online lent series.

During lent, we remember the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness, preparing for his ministry.  During this time he was exposed, without a home, without shelter and without food.  He was tempted, alone and vulnerable to the elements. 

This year, we may feel that life is a wilderness.  The world is an uncertain place and for many people in Bristol the challenges of hunger, lack of shelter, vulnerability and loneliness are made worse by lockdowns, poor accommodation or loss of work.

Hope in the Wilderness is a weekly series of reflections that explore how, even in the desertedness of the wilderness, there is still hope because God is still with us.  And through the God in who we hope, new life can spring up in the most barren of places. 

Each session of the series will include a short reflection on the theme of the week, an opportunity to hear from a different part of inHope’s work in bringing hope to Bristol, and some time to pray together. 

Dates and times:

6 – 7pm every Tuesday in Lent.


Tues 23rd Feb – Protection from the wilderness, Jonathan Lee on Housing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flQ-atpyT0U

Tues 2nd March – Hunger in the wilderness, Foodbank team.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMsBmFrp2Nc

Tues 9th March – Vulnerable in the wilderness, Spring of Hope team.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxy3dUwYJKo

Tues 16th March – Temptation in the wilderness, Life Recovery team.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2mSGZBtP3M

Tues 23rd March – Alone in the wilderness, Wild Goose team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy8L7qOwvvA

Tues 30th March – Hope in the wilderness, Jonathan (CEO) & Owen (Trustee).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COSG2BS-En8


These are free registered events via Zoom. You don’t have to be able to come to every event to be able to register.

Register here.


Contact: Steve Baker, [email protected]