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What is Lent and what is the significance of Ash Wednesday?

11 March 2023 14:45

Lent is the period of six weeks (40 days not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar.

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week

In 2023 Lent begins on Wednesday 22nd February and ends on Saturday 8th April.

On Ash Wednesday, many Christian churches hold services during which Christians are marked on the forehead with a cross of ashes.

This is a sign of saying sorry to God for any wrong-doing. Why not join us this Wednesday at 7.45 in the chapel?