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Looking for the Dawn – A Lent Course on the movie ‘Darkest Hour’

Looking for the Dawn

A Lent Course in five session based

on the movie ‘Darkest Hour’


Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

cleemie and winston

Based on the Oscar Award Winning movie Darkest Hour (watch the trailer here) this year’s Ecumenical Lent Course produced by Churches Together in Felixstowe will consider aspects of Churchill’s leadership and character alongside Scripture.

The sessions (each about an hour long) are designed to create discussion around Godly character formation, especially in the difficult times, looking always to the example and teaching of Christ

The topics for discussion are:

Ready to Lead

Learning Humility

Willing to Listen

Daring to Act

Showing Righteousness


Copies of the study notes may be found here:

Looking for the Dawn – A5 booklet

Looking for the Dawn – A4 Large Print Version

These may be reproduced on condition that no charge is made to those using the course notes.

Our thanks go to Damaris Media and Baptists Together whose study notes for the movie (available here) sowed the seeds for this fuller course.

looking for the dawn - cover

During Lent 2019 the movie will be shown in full and groups meet at the following six venues in Felixstowe and Walton.

Christ Church, Grange Farm Avenue IP11 2XD
The Salvation Army, Cobbold Road IP11 7EL
Trinity Methodist Church, Orwell Rd, IP11 7AN
St John’s Church, Orwell Rd, IP11 7PW
Maidstone Road Baptist Church, Maidstone Road IP11 9ED
St Peter & Paul, Church Road, IP11 9NF

As with previous years the sessions will be the same at each time/location so people can attend a venue and time to suit them.  Or even attend several different groups and increase fellowship with people from different denominations.

For up to date information on venues and timings of the course please visit the Churches Together in Felixstowe webpage:


The Study Guide was composed by Andrew Dotchin on behalf of  Churches Together in Felixstowe and is copyright © Andrew Dotchin, 2019
The prayers at the end of each study session are copyright © The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England, 2019
Scripture quotations are from The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches in the USA.
Quotes from the book “Darkest Hour; How Churchill brought us back from the brink” are copyright © Anthony McCarten 2017


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