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17 February 2021
Since early days Christians have observed with great devotion the time of our Lord’s passion and resurrection. It became the custom of the Church to prepare for this by a season of penitence and fasting.
As a sign of the spirit of penitence with which we shall keep this season of preparation for Easter, we invite you to receive on your head in ash the sign of the cross, the symbol of our salvation.
This year we have sent out packs with both liturgy and small envelopes containing ash made from last years palm cross, for you to mark this important day at home. If you are able, please do join us at our services at 09:00 or 18:00, however, we have also included a card with instructions if you would like to do so on your own. Please click here for a downloadable copy of our Ash Wednesday At Home Card
At Home CardAsh-weds-21-card
Full Service SheetAsh-weds-21
Come & Join us on Zoom as we offer a virtual Clypp (hug) our Church ask for God’s blessing on our communities and share pancakes!
Clipping the church is an ancient custom that is traditionally held in England on Easter Monday or Shrove Tuesday. The word “clypping” is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and is derived from the word “clyppan”, meaning “embrace” or “clasp”. Clipping the church involves the congregation holding hands in a ring around the church. Once the circle is completed onlookers will often cheer and sometimes hymns are sung. Following the ceremony a sermon is delivered in the church and there are refreshments. Christians adopted this tradition to show their love for their church and the surrounding people.
This year we are having a Zoom Clypping and Pancakes service! Please do join us with pancakes ready and if you can a Lemon (all will be explained on the night)! As we can’t hug the Church this year we have included a Clypping Blessing Card so you can go to your Doorsteps and then come back to the Zoom!Clypping-2021-Card
Sunday 14th February Sunday before Lent
During the week – PhoneChurch
09:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday – Morning Prayer
18:00 Tuesday – Clypping Service – a service of blessing on our Churches, Homes, & Communities Zoom
09:00 & 18:00 Wednesday – Ash Wednesday Holy Communion
20:00 Saturday – Compline