Lent

Lent is a period of 40 days (46 if you include Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) where we are encouraged to reflect, broadly speaking, on the time that Jesus Christ was tested in the wilderness. As we reflect on this time we ask God to strengthen us in our relationship with him and our resolve to follow him more closely in the ups and downs of life, as we approach Easter.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (a day in ancient times when people wanted to acknowledge their wrong-doing and repentance), as we journey to Holy Week and Easter itself.

During Lent we have:

Two services on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday 22nd February – 9.15am St James, Wyesham and 6pm St Dubricius, Whitchurch).

A Lent group that meets on Thursday morning at St Dubricius, Whitchurch at 11.15am. This year the theme is ‘forgiveness‘ and it is being led by Bishop Anthony Priddis, the former Bishop of Hereford and who has written on this subject. We will be meeting on Thursday 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March, 23rd March and 30th March 2023.

A range of Psalm Sunday services on Sunday 2nd April (9.30 Ganarew – Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer); 11.00 Whitchurch – Holy Communion (Common Worship); and 11.00 Wyesham – Sunday Praise.

Offer a simple, said, reflective, night service (called Compline) during Holy Week (Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th April) which lasts about 20 minutes.

Maundy Thursday Holy Communion (10.30 at St Dubricius, Whitchurch).

Good Friday Mediations on Friday 7th April (12pm St Dubricius, Whitchurch & 2pm St James, Wyesham).

A range of Easter Day services.

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