Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham

Ash Wednesday at St Mary's

1 Feb 2020, 10:30 a.m.

This year Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent - falls on Wednesday February 26th. We will mark this with a service of Holy Communion, with the imposition of ashes, as 10.30am. 

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. 

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants. The ashes are prepared by burning palm leaves from the previous year's Palm Sunday celebrations.

Please do join us to mark Ash Wednesday - all are welcome!