Ash Wednesday service

01 March 2017

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent and our School Chaplain, Father Phil Swasnon led a lovely service in the chapel at lunchtime.  Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and reflecting.  We remember the time when Jesus was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights without food or water.

 

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We received ashes.  They are a symbol of being sorry for things we have done wrong and want to get rid of forever.  

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The marking on the forehead with ash marks the commitment to Jesus Christ and God.

 

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