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The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday is the day after Shrove Tuesday and signals the start of Lent. It is called ‘Ash Wednesday’ because Lent is a time when people are sorry for the wrong things in their lives and ashes are used in the Bible as signs of […]

Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday is actually the day before Lent begins, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a day of preparation for Lent. Today it is often known as Pancake Day. Shrove comes from the old word ‘shrive’, which means to confess the things you have done […]

The Sermon on the Mount – Charity, Prayer and Fasting

What did Jesus have to say about giving, praying and going without?

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The Sermon on the Mount – Charity, Prayer and Fasting

What did Jesus have to say about giving, praying and going without?

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Have you ever raised money for charity? Maybe you have done a sponsored walk, worn a red nose or had your hair shaved off. Many people like to support charities. They make a big difference raising money for lots of worthy causes. In the past many people […]

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LENT – a time of preparation and fasting

What happens during Lent?

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Lent is a special time in the Church’s calendar that takes place each spring in the run up to Easter. It begins in either late February or early March with Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays) and ends the day before […]