Ash Wednesday Assembly

On Wednesday 6th March, we marked Ash Wednesday with a whole school Prayer and Worship led by our GIFT Team. Ash Wednesday is a hugely important day which marks the start of Lent, the forty day period before Easter. This is traditionally a time of fasting and abstinence, and in doing this, we are preparing ourselves for the festival of Easter. It mirrors the time when Jesus went into the wilderness for forty days; a time when he reflected on his forthcoming ministry before it began. At the end of our prayer and worship, Canon Brindle distributed ashes, marking our foreheads with a cross.