Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, the forty days (plus six Sundays) of preparation for Easter, when we step back and think about how we follow Christ.
On Ash Wednesday itself we have two masses with the imposition of ashes. We each receive the mark of the cross on our foreheads in ash as a sign of penitence – we are turning to Christ again, renewing the vows made at our baptism. There is a short mass at 9.30am, and a longer mass (with music) at 8pm.
On Fridays in Lent we have Stations of the Cross after Evening Prayer (at about 5.30pm), when we follow the path of Jesus to the cross using the traditional 14 stations, with Bible readings, meditations, and prayers.
Finally, on Sundays in Lent we have our Lent Course, from 12 noon to 1.30pm, with lunch in the middle. This year we will be looking at Rachel Mann’s book From Now On, which looks at the Lent themes of hope of redemption with help from the film The Greatest Showman and Bible study. In preparation for this, we’re watching the film at 7.30pm (arrive from 7pm) at the vicarage this Thursday (27th February).
Why not join us and renew your discipleship this Lent?