Ash Wednesday


The season of Lent is very nearly here. Now is a good time to think how we might observe Lent and use this season fruitfully to grow closer to the Lord and gain in spiritual strength. In the words of St. Paul:

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step.

1 Corinthians 9 v 24-26

think about how we might discipline ourselves spiritually to run with purpose the race of faith. If you would like some ideas about how you might do that this Lent then please do speak to any member of the clergy team.

Worship in Lent

At St. Martin’s our focus for Lent this year is prayer. Our Sunday themes will be:

26 February   Why pray? (Our Father in heaven)

5 March         Adoring God (Hallowed be your name)

12 March       Praying for ourselves (Give us today our daily bread)

19 March       Praying for others (Your kingdom come)

26 March       Saying sorry (Forgive us our sins)

At our 12.30pm services on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will also be looking at scriptures about prayer.

Join us for Worship on Ash Wednesday at 12.30pm and 7pm: A short, simple service of The Imposition of Ashes