Church of England Diocese of Derby Grindleford Saint Helen

Ash Wednesday

17 Feb 2021, 9:30 a.m.

Today we're asking God for his forgiveness.

Lent is the start of a new journey, and by saying sorry to God and asking Him to help us, we're taking the first step on our Lent adventure.

Traditionally ash is used to mark the sign of a cross on people's foreheads, reminding us that we all make mistakes.

You might not have any ash at home, so why not head outdoors and find a stick? Use it to draw a cross in some mud or dirt, and as you do so, you could say this prayer together.

Father, we are sorry for the times

when we have done wrong,

We turn our hearts towards you

and ask for your forgiveness.