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Ash Wednesday Service

posted Mar 8, 2014, 10:13 AM by Julian Garner   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 2:38 PM ]
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. The colour in the church changes to purple and the flower ladies have a well earned break while we seek to live simply and prepare to make the journey with Jesus through his temptations and to the cross. Lent is a time of self reflection and a time to give up things to make more time to pay attention to God through prayer and Bible study. We are invited to "enter into a holy lent, by self examination and repentance, by prayer and fasting and self denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy word." Revd Michael Boyes led the service of Ashing and folk from across the parish gathered together to turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.