Lent 2022

This year, the date for Ash Wednesday is 2nd March 2022, which is the first day of Lent. Mass at St. Edmund’s is at the following time:

12:15 PM: Mass with the Imposition of Ashes.

Please make every effort to attend Mass on Ash Wednesday. And as I have mentioned in my last post, we will join with Pope Francis to make Ash Wednesday a day of prayer and fasting for peace following the attack on Ukraine by Russia.

On Sunday 10th April 2022 (Palm Sunday), we are very please to announce that Rt Revd Martin Gorick. Bishop of Dudley, will be presiding at the Mass, and will be starting our journey through Holy Week. Please make very effort to attend. The Mass on Palm Sunday will be at the usual time of 11 AM.

Easter Services are to be announced (please keep tuned to this website), however the Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11 AM on Sunday 17th April 2022.

This year, we will be supporting the Additional Curates Society in Lent. Giving boxes are available at the back of church, or you can give online here: https://additionalcurates.co.uk/support-us/

This year the Church of England’s #LiveLent theme is reflecting on Embracing Justice. There is an app to download, and a book to follow through Lent. You can find further information here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/livelent-2022-church-resources-embracing-justice

Have a Holy Lent as we travel together towards Easter.


Many of us may have troubled hearts following the attack by Russia on Ukraine. The Archbishops of Canterbury & York have sent out a pastoral letter which we may wish to read, encouraging us to prayer. You can download the letter here:

The letter encourages us to pray especially on the following days:

  • To make this Sunday, 27th February 2022, a day of prayer for peace;
  • To pray at 6 PM on Tuesday 1st March 2022 with the diocese of Europe for the chaplaincy in Kyiv and the churches that serve Ukraine
  • To join with Pope Francis on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 (Ash Wednesday) to make Ash Wednesday a day of prayer and fasting for peace.

Bishop John is also encouraging us to pray, please read his comments on the diocesan website.