Message from the Rector
We hardly seem to have finished Christmas and we find ourselves heading into Lent! Easter is a little early this year, and Lent is the time when we mentally and spiritually prepare for the momentous events of Easter.
Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday 14th, with a service at 7.00 pm at St Peter’s Stutton. This will be a quiet reflective service which will include communion and what is rather grandly called ‘The Imposition of Ashes’. This is an opportunity to have an ash cross marked on the forehead to represent reflection and penitence. It is a tradition that has been in place for about 900 years and is still observed by a large number of Christians. The day before (Tuesday 13th February) is known as Shrove Tuesday or pancake day and was the day when traditionally all the luxuries such as butter or eggs were used up before Lent.
We will have a Lent Course running this year at Holbrook with the Methodist church. This will take place on a Tuesday evening (please see service schedules for details) and, we will be looking at Les Misérables – it should be a fascinating Lent Course; all are welcome to join!
This month we are also launching a new family service at All Saints Holbrook which is open to all. It will be held on the third Sunday of every month at 4.00 p.m., starting on Sunday 18th February. It will be an informal ‘café’ style service with some great refreshments and activities. It is an opportunity for everyone to explore what it means to get to know God.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Rev'd Jenny Seggar
15 Denmark Gardens