Worship on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks an important turning point in the Christian year; beyond the Christmas season (which doesn’t officially finish until 2nd February) and on towards Holy Week and Easter. On Ash Wednesday there are two services which mark this transition. The service of ‘Ashing’ is an ancient custom where the ashes made from last year’s…

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday there are two services which mark this transition. The service of ‘Ashing’ is an ancient custom where the ashes made from last year’s palm crosses of Palm Sunday are used to mark on the worshiper forehead a smudged cross as a sign and symbol of the penitential season that is beginning. There…

Ash Wednesday Observance

Ash Wednesday marks an important turning point in the Christian year; beyond the Christmas season (which doesn’t officially finish until 2nd February) and on towards Holy Week and Easter. On Ash Wednesday there are two services which mark this transition. The service of ‘Ashing’ is an ancient custom where the ashes made from last year’s…