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Ash Wednesday: Lent begins

26th February

Ash Wednesday – falls this year on February 26th and marks the start of the Christian season of Lent; a period of forty days of prayer, reflection and fasting in preparation for the joy of Easter Day.

On Ash Wednesday at St John’s Tisbury there will be three services; the normal Wednesday said services of Morning Prayer and Holy Communion at 0800 and 1000 respectively. There’s a sung service of Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes at 1930.  The service includes music by William Byrd and Richard Lloyd.

Read more about Lent on the BBC website