Lent 2023 at St Paul Old Ford

Lent is almost upon us. Here’s some information about what’s coming up at St Paul’s as we observe this Christian period of fasting and reflection.

Pancake party

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent begins. Historically, it was a time when Christians would eat up the richer, fattier foods before the Lenten fast began the next day. More recently in the UK however, the tradition has become eating pancakes, which is how we’re going to start Lent at St Paul’s.

We’re having a pancake party on Tuesday 21 February. It’s in the church café at 4pm, as you may well know from our previous post about it. Please come and join us!

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins on Wednesday 22 February. We have 2 Ash Wednesday services:

  • 12.30pm: said service with ashing and communion
  • 7:00pm: service with hymns, ashing and communion

Please join us for one of these services.

Throughout Lent

Revd April has shared a copy of what we call a ‘spiritual MOT’. It’s a practical way to reflect on how you are doing in your Christian faith, and how you would like to commit to grow, during Lent. It will probably take a couple hours to complete, but could make a big difference in how you move forwards in the coming months.

You can also book to catch up with either Revd Darius or Revd April, if anything comes up that you want to discuss.

Why not join us? You can pick up a paper version on church on Sundays or download a PDF version.


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