7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
St Mary’s Church
Fratton Road

Portsmouth, PO1 5PA United Kingdom
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A special service, including the imposition of ashes, to mark the beginning of Lent.  Guest Preacher: Revd Connie Sherman, University Chaplain.

Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.  People wear the sign of the Cross in ash on their forehead, which is called the imposition of the ashes.  The ashes symbolise the dust from which God made us, and are obtained from burning the previous year’s palm crosses.  As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, they speak the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Music includes Miserere Mei – Allegri; Turn they Face From My Sins – Moles


March 6th
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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