A week of Music, Arts & Crafts. For further details visit the website Lexden Arts Festival.
At Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. It marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline and is a time of great joy. The Easter season starts on Easter Day and lasts for 50 days. We believe that because Jesus died for us and rose again, he ‘wiped the slate clean’ of our sins and gave us eternal life.
In the church calendar, Lent is the six weeks before Easter.
This year it begins on the 10th February at St Leonard’s with two services for Ash Wednesday (10.00am and 7.30pm). Ashing will take place at both services – and this is a poignant reminder of both our mortality and our sinfulness, when we hear the words ‘Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return; turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ’ as an ash cross is traced on our foreheads.