Ash Wednesday Eucharist

On Ash Wednesday, the church marks the beginning of the season of Lent, in which, through prayer, self-examination and repentance, we prepare ourselves for the celebration of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Passion and Resurrection, through the services of Holy Week and Easter. The title ‘Ash Wednesday’ derives from the use, during this service, of ashes made from the burning of last year’s palm crosses. These ashes are imposed in the form of a cross on the forehead as an outwards sign of penitence. St Mary’s Singers will be singing the musical aspects of this service of reflection.

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This service will be live-streamed on this page at 17:30 and the replay will be available to watch on this page after the service has finished. If you have any problems viewing the live stream or replay, please visit our YouTube channel

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