David B Rowe Copyright © 2009 North Buckingham Parish
WELCOME TO NORTH BUCKINGHAM PARISH
From very young to the emphatically ‘not so young’ there’s a group likely to suit you, and we’re waiting for you to join us.
Rev. Hans Taling
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter and for centuries prayer and fasting constituted its primary spiritual exercises. There are two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent, which are the recalling of our baptism and the subject of penance. These two subjects receive greater emphasis in the liturgy preparing for the celebration of Easter. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which lasts for 40 days, not including Sundays. It is important to take time for personal prayer and spiritual reading to repent of sin, to renew faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation.