St Mary's Church will be once again holding their annual Lent Lunches, in the Village Hall, every Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm - for the period of Lent,,,starting from Thursday 11th February.
Lent is the annual period of observance that precedes Easter. The dates of Lent are defined by the date of Easter, which is a moveable feast, meaning that it falls on a different date each year. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and its observance lasts for 40 days, mirroring the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before starting his ministry. It can also be seen to mirror the 40 hours that Jesus spent in the tomb prior to his resurrection.
Lent lasts for 40 days and the first day is always Ash Wednesday (the day after Pancake Day).
Lent 2016 Wednesday, February 10th - Saturday, March 26th.