Lent is the six week period leading up to Easter.
Because Lent follows the liturgical calendar, the exact date that Lent falls each year changes. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is always held 46 days (40 fasting days and 6 Sundays) before Easter Sunday.
Shrove Tuesday comes originally from the word shrive (meaning “absolve”) and is more commonly known as Pancake Day. Elsewhere in the world Shrove Tuesday is known as Mardi Gras (meaning ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French.)
Ash Wednesday begins Lent. The day gets its name from the traditional blessing of the ashes taken after the burning of Palm branches (or crosses made from Palm leaves) from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebrations. In some churches the ashes are used to draw a cross on the head of people to mark the beginning of their Lent fast. The drawing of a cross is often done while repeating the words “Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:15) or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).
Our vision is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those around us and to provide a place of witness and worship for all people.
We have a 10:30 am. Sunday Service where you will be warmly greeted. We will offer you a copy of our weekly notices, which sets out the Order of Service and lists the forthcoming weekly activities and any special events that are planned.
There is a large screen to the right side of the Worship Area on which the prayers and hymns are displayed or if you prefer we can offer you a copy of Singing The Faith. We have an Induction Loop System installed.
A permanent ramp access for wheelchair users leads up to the front door and we have two dedicated disabled parking spaces. There is a bike rack to the left side of the building. We have some great crafts for youngsters who accompany their parents to Church and we are not bothered in the slightest about sounds of children’s mirth!
At the conclusion of morning Worship, you are invited to join us for refreshments and a chat in the welcome area. Please take a look at our digital noticeboard for further activities scheduled in the forthcoming week, some may feature on this website.
Have a browse at our website and you may discover something of interest for church services and regular social activities for both adults and children. Why not pop in for a coffee and speak to a group leader and see what we have to offer. If you would like to become more involved with the running of the Church please ask for details.To read Rev.Audrey’s letter from the latest edition of ‘Reporting’ here.
We hope you enjoy sharing your time with us.
BROWSE US IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ONLY COOKIES WE USE
ARE THE ONES WE EAT
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CC Licence No: 414970