Sunday 11th February – The Sunday before Lent

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Sunday 11th February – The Sunday before Lent

Published: 10th February, 2024

This Sunday’s gospel reading is the story of the Transfiguration, this year from Mark’s account. In all three synoptic gospels, the Transfiguration comes at roughly the half-way point in Jesus’ ministry, and is the decisive moment linking His ministry in Galilee with His journey to Jerusalem. In a similar way, the use of this gospel story on the Sunday before Lent marks a sort of hinge point in the Church’s calendar, as we are about to turn our faces towards the Cross during Lent and especially during Holy Week. As in previous years, we will be offering a full programme of services and other activities during Lent and especially in Holy Week. I encourage you all to engage with this to the extent that you are able, to enter more deeply into the mystery of Our Lord’s saving Passion and glorious Resurrection.

This Sunday:
8am Holy Communion (BCP) (St Mary’s)
9.30am Sung Eucharist and Junior Church (St Mary’s)
11.15am Sung Holy Communion (BCP) (St Nicholas Remenham)
2.30pm Confirmation Preparation (Rectory)
4pm Evening Prayer (Said, BCP) (St Mary’s)

This week:    
Ash Wednesday 12noon Holy Communion (BCP) and imposition of ashes (St Mary’s)
7.30pm Sung Eucharist and imposition of ashes (St Mary’s)
Thursday 10am Holy Eucharist (St Mary’s)
Morning Prayer will be said at 9am Tuesday to Friday in St Mary’s.

The picture is Transfiguration (1824) by Alexander Ivanov.