Our preparation for Easter began with our traditional 'Ash Wednesday'
Service. A smaller congregation than we've often had in the past sat together in our choir stalls at the front of the church for a regular Service of Holy Communion except, in addition and after we'd heard the traditional readings, our Rector, The Rev'd Tony Lomas,
applied a cross of soot to the head of each person attending as a sign of penance for our sins. (Return to top)
Again in accordance with tradition, the soot had been made earlier by burning the 'Palm Crosses'
from last year and mixing the soot with olive oil to make it suitable for 'anointing'. (Return to top)