Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
ASH WEDNESDAY HOLY COMMUNION SERVICES
14th February 2018
10 am St Dunstan's and
7.30 pm Lytchett Minster Parish Church
We have Holy Communion with the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes on the forehead as a sign of our penitence and mortality. Since early days Christians have observed with great devotion the time of our Lord's passion and resurrection. It became the custom of the Church to prepare for this by a season of penitence and fasting.
At first this season of Lent was observed by those who were preparing for Baptism at Easter and by those who were to be restored to the Church's fellowship from which they had been separated through sin. In the course of time the Church came to recognise that, by a careful keeping of these days, all Christians might take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel, and grow in faith and in devotion to our Lord.
We invite you to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy word, that this may be a time of growth for us all.