Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. There will be a service of Holy Communion (BCP) at 10.00am, All Saints’ Church, Frindsbury. In the evening there will be a cluster service of Holy Communion (CW) at 7.30pm, St Francis Church, Strood. At both services there will be an opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes.
This year the Archbishop of Canterbury has written his own Lent book Dethroning Mammom: Making Money Serve Grace.
In his first full-length book Justin Welby looks at the subject of money and materialism. Designed for study in the weeks of Lent leading up to Easter, Dethroning Mammon reflects on the impact of our own attitudes, and of the pressures that surround us, on how we handle the power of money, called Mammon in this book. Who will be on the throne of our lives? Who will direct our actions and attitudes? Is it Jesus Christ, who brings truth, hope and freedom? Or is it Mammon, so attractive, so clear, but leading us into paths that tangle, trip and deceive?