Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton

Lent 2020  26th February (Ash Wednesday) - 9th April (Maundy Thursday)

Ash Wednesday services - 26th February
Holy Communion with the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes on the forehead

  • 10am at St Dunstan's, Upton
  • 7.30pm at Lytchett Minster Parish Church


Download a leaflet here with information about Ash Wednesday, our Lent Course dates and our annual meetings which also take place in the season of Lent.

The Lytchetts and Upton Benefice  Lent Course:
Saying Yes to Life' for Lent 

This year we invite you to join us in Lent and Say Yes to Life! We will be using the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2020 Lent Book, Saying Yes to Life, written by Ruth Valerio.
The starting point is Genesis chapter 1 and what follows is a Biblical Reflection and a Contemporary Application of the truths we find.

A description from the back cover says ‘Foundational to Saying Yes to life is what it means to be human and, in particular, to be a follower of Jesus. Voices from around the world are heard throughout, and each chapter ends with discussion and a prayer to aid action and contemplation.’

Front cover of the Lent Book 2020 by Ruth Valerio titled Saying Yes to LifeCopies of the book will be available in our churches for £6.50 or you can purchase your own. 
Contact Church Office to reserve yours!




 'Saying Yes to Life'
Tuesday evenings

 'Saying Yes to Life'
Wednesday lunch time




Lytchett Minster
Parish Church 
7.30pm - 9pm

St Mary's Church,
Lytchett Matravers 
BH16 6BS 
Bring your lunch!
12noon - 1.45pm




 Tues, 3rd March

 Wed, 4th March




 Tues, 10th March

 Wed, 11th March




 Tues, 17th March

 Wed, 18th March




 Tues, 24th March

 Wed, 25th March




 Tues, 31st March

 Wed, 1st April

Each session will involve an input about an aspect of the book, a time to discuss and to pray into the issues raised. At each session we hope to bring an online interview linked to the topic, recorded from around the world specially for those studying the book. Recognizing that we have different learning styles and different personalities, each week we will have the choice of doing either private reflection or being part of a small group discussion.


updated  30/1/20