Ash Wednesday: Love is all you need

14th Feb 2018 All Day - 14th Feb 2018 Event Type: Faith

This is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the season that leads to Easter.  It’s also Valentine’s Day and an opportunity for us to give thanks for the gift of love.

Know that God loves you and longs for you to turn to him so that he can be close to you.  On this day we ask for forgiveness for all that separates us from God and from one another.

On Ash Wednesday we remember that we are simply human, we all make mistakes and we can ask for forgiveness.  We can let go of resentment and fear and grow into new life and new love.

Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.  Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.’

Please makes use of this day and take part in what is offered in and around the cathedral, as you wish.

In the Cathedral you will find a place to pray and people who will pray with you.  You can make a formal or informal confession to a priest, you can enjoy creative prayer stations, receive ashes on your forehead informally (outside) or formally in the services at 8.00am and 5.30pm.

Evocative music will be performed before and after the mid-day Service, including pieces on harp and oboe.

May God bless you on this holy day.

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