Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday (often now called Pancake Day – the old idea being to use up luxury foods the day before Ash Wednesday so that the kitchens would be bare for the period of Lent). Ash Wednesday starts the Lent period of prayer and reflection. Lent is often seen as a time of giving things up. But it is much more than that. It’s a chance, in the weeks before Good Friday and Easter, to reset our spiritual compasses and to get our lives back on track.
This year we will be having an 11.00am service at St Saviour’s and a 7.30pm service at St Mark’s. Everyone is invited to come along to these as a chance to get our lives spiritually detoxed. All are welcome.