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Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ash Wednesday this year is 14th February. We will be holding a Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at St Mary Magdalene at 8:00pm. Everybody welcome!

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, the six weeks before the celebration of Easter. During Lent, we focus on repentance and our need to renew and deepen our commitment to following Jesus. At our church there will be extra events such as lunches after the main Sunday service, and a Lent course and discussion group.

The Ashes of Ash Wednesday are made of the palm crosses used at the previous Easter.

The cross reminds us that we are mortal, and that we follow Jesus who was crucified. Repentance and fasting have been associated with dust and ashes since biblical times. Coming up to the altar rail during the service to receive ashes will be explained at the time, and is optional.