Church of England Diocese of Leeds Austwick

Ash Wednesday 2021

Click here for a service of prayers and readings for your use at home on Ash Wednesday.

Ashes may be used in this time of reflection and commitment, if you have them available. (Traditionally the ashes used in Ash Wednesday services are made from burnt Palm Crosses, but I venture to suggest that if you don’t have a Palm Cross to hand then God would not be offended if you used something else to create your ashes). Alternatively without ashes, you can simply make the sign of the cross on your forehead at that point in the prayers.

We held an Ash Wednesday service online at 10.30am on 17th February. CLICK HERE to watch and join a recording of the Ash Wednesday prayers and readings.

Ash_Wednesday_2021_Zr7nQoR, PDF