We began Lent in the Benefice with three services of Holy Communion with opportunity to receive ash marked in the shape of the cross on our foreheads.

We were invited to think of a single thing in each of the areas of taking up, giving up and giving we might like to do as we keep a Holy Lent.  Examples were giving such as

Taking up – try meditation once this Lent (see the diary for more details)

Giving up comfort eating and rely on God,

Give to the church, our Lent charity Alabare or a charity of your choice during the 6 weeks of Lent