Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent.  The characteristic themes of Lent are self-examination, penitence, self-denial, study, and preparation for Easter, to which almsgiving has traditionally been added.

 

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence; from the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross.

Service of Holy Communion with imposition of ashes

Longhoughton  10.30am

Alnmouth 7.30pm

 

Thought of the Week

““I read in a book that a man called Christ went about doing good. It distresses me that I am so easily satisfied with just going about.” (Toyohiko Kagawa)