Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a six-week period during which we often abstain from rich foods such as meat and dairy.

Some who take part also abstain from everyday habits such as watching excessive amounts of television.

We take part in the annual abstinent period of Lent in order to commemorate Jesus Christ, who, according to a biblical narrative, once spent 40 days and nights fasting in the Judaean Desert while being tempted by Satan.