Ash Wednesday Service – The beginning of Lent

The season of Lent leads up to Easter (when we celebrate Jesus’s death and resurrection) and is associated with self-examination, penitence, self-denial, study, and preparation for the Easter celebrations.

Ash Wednesday services enable us as a church to gather and mark the beginning of Lent. The service gives space for doing just those things that are associated with this season, self-examination, penitence and assurance of eternal life through Jesus’ sacrificial act of love that first Easter.

As part of the service we are marked on the forehead with a cross of ashes as we remember Jesus’ forgiveness and commit once again to our own spiritual growth.

Our Ash Wednesday service this year is on Wednesday 22nd February at 7:30pm at St. George’s church and will probably last about an hour. So come reflect and refocus on our need for Jesus’ love and forgiveness during this season of Lent.

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