As Ash Wednesday approaches, Wednesday 14th February (Service of Ashing at 7pm), our hearts turn towards the season of Lent. This is a quiet and penitential season of self-examination in which the Church calls us to prayer, the study of scripture, abstinence, repentance and amendment of life.
It is a season for us to take a hard look at ourselves, the way we live and the way we love. It calls us to a prayerful de-cluttering of our lives and to turn ourselves once again, or even for the first time, towards God, to re-commit ourselves to Sunday worship and to daily prayer.
I am sure that there is much in all our lives which we would like to be better. This is the season to come humbly before God and ask His help.
Every week at St. Anne’s
Sunday Mass – 11am
Wednesday Mass – 11am
Coming up soon
Sunday 11th February
Sunday next before Lent
11am – Parish Eucharist followed by a Shared Lunch
Bring some food to share, or just bring yourselves. All welcome.
Monday 12th February
Wednesday 21st February
Lent Study Groups
Our Lent book this year offers daily readings and reflections through Lent and into Easter week.
There will be three discussion groups at the Vicarage, following on from the Wednesday Mass:
Wednesday 28th February.
Wednesday 20th March.
Wednesday 3rd April.
Each will be followed by lunch.
St. Anne’s is open for baptisms, weddings, funerals, concerts and other events.
Contact us to discuss
Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Friday 10th March – Sunday 12th March
11am – Parish Eucharist
Palm Sunday – 2nd April
10.45am Procession from the Church Shop on Swain’s Lane, followed by Mass of Palm Sunday.
Concert by the Fleet Singers
Sunday 2nd April
‘Come and Sing’ – starts at 1.45pm
Concert at 7pm.
Getting married at St. Anne’s
If you wish to get married at St. Anne’s there are three ways to do this:
1) You live in the Parish. Enter your postcode into this website to see if you qualify this way: A Church Near You
2) You are a regular worshipper at St. Anne’s and are on the Electoral Roll of the Church. You need to have been a worshipper for most Sundays for, at least six months, to qualify in this way.
3) You can establish a ‘significant’ previous connection with the Parish, such as having been baptized or confirmed here.
If you do not meet any of the above but have questions, contact us through the website.
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