Lent is a time of reflection for the 40 days (minus Sundays) leading up to Holy Week and Easter. During this time we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert at the beginning of his ministry. Lent is traditionally marked by fasting, both from food and festivities.
This year Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) is on Tuesday 13 February and Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent is on Wednesday 14 February.
Ash Wednesday services
Holy Trinity Church Dilton Marsh – 9.15am Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
All Saints Church Westbury – 10.30am Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
All Saints Church Westbury – 7pm Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Lent is an excellent time to take stock and reflect on your life and faith. In the White Horse Team there are a number of ways to do this:
Pints of View – Prince of Wales, Dilton Marsh Tuesdays at 8pm beginning on Tuesday 13 February
Exploring the Bible Group – they will be following the York course at Crosspoint on Monday evenings at 7.30pm beginning on Monday 19 February
Westbury Churches Together – will meet at 47 Chichester Park at 7.30pm on Monday evenings beginning on Monday 19 February
Westbury Churches Together – will also meet at Stormore Baptish Church at 12noon on Mondays starting on Monday 19 February. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
The Church of England also has a Lent booklet to help you prepare for Easter. You can follow their social media campaign with #LiveLent
#LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine takes you on a six week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness.
For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day there is a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives.
What ever you decide to do to mark the season of Lent, we hope to see you at one of our services to celebrate Christ’s enduring sacrifice for us during Holy Week and Easter.