Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which is of course the start of Lent. As we said on Sunday, Lent is intended not to be a time of hardship, but instead an invitation to follow Jesus into the wilderness and find restoration for the soul. “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength” If you weren’t with us, or would like a recap, you can find the notes on the sermons page.
Ash Wednesday Service.We will be holding a service of signing with Ashes and Communion at 7.45pm at St Andrews.
Daily Prayer during Lent. This is the order of Morning prayer that we will be praying together in the Parish during Lent. You would be welcome to use this each day or whenever you can as a structure for your prayers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book. In a time of division and conflict on all sorts of levels in our society this is a wise suggestion for Lent reading by ++Justin.
Reconciliation by Muthuraj Swamy is a rich series of reflections on that central theme of the Bible and how it can be worked out on a personal, communal and global stage. It is broken into 40 short daily readings – one for each day of Lent. Highly recommended.
Prayer before Church. As Helen said on Sunday, some of us will be gathering in the chapel each Sunday evening before church at 6.15 to pray for church, parish and community, and for ourselves each week. Do join us if you can.