Evening Prayer on Ash Wednesday
A short, said service on Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday | 22 February
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent. This 40-day period leading up to Easter is a time of preparation ahead of the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection during Holy Week and Easter. Lent is characterised as a time of fasting and prayer when many choose to give something up.
On Ash Wednesday, ashes are placed on the head in the shape of a cross, accompanied by the words ‘remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.’ All are welcome to join us for our services on Ash Wednesday.
Evening Prayer is the said equivalent to Choral Evensong, although it lasts for only 15 minutes and is a contemporary language service. As at Morning Prayer and Choral Evensong, it follows a recognisable shape, drawing together biblical phrases, psalms, readings and canticles, much of which are said by congregation and officiant together.