Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent. Please return your palms beforehand to be burnt for the service on Wednesday 26th February at 7.00 pm.
Ash Wednesday reminds us of Jesus starting his 40 days and nights of fasting in the desert. The day marks the long period of fasting, prayer and penitence for Christians.
Ashes on a forehead,
Repentance in our hearts,
Ready to begin the pilgrim walk of Lent.
No sacrifice too big,
No change too costly
To follow the Holy and
Eternal One into the wilderness.
Let us give up our fears,
Let go our prejudices,
Allow Love to speak and broaden the community of our hearts.