For your Diary
Coffee Club - meetings in Mar, Apr, & May are
as follows:6th & 20th March
3rd & 17th April
1st, 15th & 29th May
10.45 am. Price £1.Tea, Coffee, biscuits.
Walsgrave Friendship Group-
meetings in Mar, Apr & May are as follows:
14th & 28th March
11th & 25th April
9th & 23rd May
10 – 12 noon on 2nd and 4th Thurs of each month.
St Mary’s Luncheon Club
Follows the Walsgrave Friendship Group on the dates above. 12.15 pm.£4.Speak to Claire for more details.
Wednesday morning Bible Study/Lent Course at 10.45am & 7.30 pm. All welcome
13th, 20th & 27th March
3rd, 10th April
Friday Prayer Group
Alternate Fridays from 10.30-11.30am, plus coffee time. Dates as follows:
8th & 22nd March
3rd, 17th & 31st May
See Tony Thistlewood for more information
CREW (Creative, Ready, Equipped & Willing)
- a children’s activity and worship group.
Join us to get creative @ C.R.E.W.
Saturday 23rd March
Saturday 18th May
10.45 -12 noon.Craft, worship and food.
Every Sunday during 10am service apart from when Creative Communion takes place.
Creche (under 4’s), Splash (4-8’s), Combined Extreme/Grid (8+’s)
Holy Week and Easter Services
Mon-Wed7.30 pm Meditation
Maundy Thurs 7.30 pm Parish Communion
& Foot washing
2 pm Solemn Liturgy
Easter Day -5amDawn Eucharist 10 am Parish Communion6.30 pm Evening Prayer
Tuesday 7th May – 7.30 pm
Members of PCC are as follows:
Barbara Hancox John Aspden
Lorraine Baker Nickie Harwood
Gary Croshaw Tony Thistlewood
Coral Carson Mervyn Hancox
Val Ekin Mo Hearne Wilson
14th April Harper-Lee Fitzpatrick-Price
Callum & Cacey Lea
28th April Archie Knox
5th May Kadie Newby
12th May Marcus Richards
19th May Isra’el Williams
Saint Amour Williams
26th May Kareen Price-Khera
24th April-Cerri Smail & Eddie North
11th May-Jade Neesam & Tawanda Pamire
- The first day of Lent
- Its official name is “Day of Ashes”
- From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday is exactly 40 days. (Excluding Sundays)
- It’s not mentioned in the Bible (nor is Lent).
- However, there are many references in the Old Testament to people using dust and ashes as a symbol of repentance and mourning.
- Repentance for our sins prepares us to receive forgiveness and salvation in Christ.
- The cross on a person’s forehead identifies them with Jesus Christ.
- Jesus warned us not to make a great show of fasting but he recognised fasting was good for us.
- Ash Wednesday reminds us of our mortality, “you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
- Ash Wednesday is not a time to be down and morose.
- Ash Wednesday encourages us to get alongside Jesus who defeated death.