This coming Tuesday 1st March, as well as being St David’s Day, is Shrove Tuesday, the final day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Traditionally you would go to be shriven ie make your confession, and eat up all the milk, eggs, sugar, all the good things in the house before going on a Lenten fast. Today this is remembered in the institution of Pancake Day, which Rev Julie and the team are celebrating with a couple of pop up events – they will be at Pendock Cross Church from 12 noon to 1pm on Tuesday, and then at Thistledown opposite Pendock School from 3pm to 4pm on Tuesday. Go along and enjoy a chat and some sweet and tasty pancakes before giving up goodies for Lent.
Almost at the end of February, and the year is running away with us. Almost at the beginning of Lent too, but before then we have our services this Sunday, the Sunday next before Lent. At 10.30am Rev Julie leads our service of Holy Communion, with hymns, and refreshments afterwards, at Birtsmorton – wedding couples, a good one for you to attend! And at 6.30pm, David will lead our service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer at Eldersfield Church. Very poetic language, lots of singing of psalms and canticles, as well as hymns so one for those of you who love language and love to sing.
Now, unless I’ve got it wrong again, this week it should be David leading our short said service of Compline on Phone Church via Zoom. We all rock up from 7pm onward to have a quick chat and a review of the week, then at 7.15pm our quiet, contemplative service of Compline begins – hopefully with no power cuts involved……Your service sheet can be viewed or downloaded here, and we look forward to welcoming you.