It’s that time of year once again when we embrace the traditions of LENT. LENT is a period of 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter. It takes us on a journey of reflection and discipline that not only reconnects us to the story of Jesus but also plays a part in forming Jesus’ character in us. Millions of people from around the world participate in it letting God reshape them into his image. Here at St Michael’s we always start LENT in prayer with others from across the city at the Abbey enjoying a pancake together. The next evening, ASH WEDNESDAY, we break bread together and enter the season for real with an act of ASHING – being marked with the sign of the cross on our foreheads. Many of us fast or chose another discipline to participate in. We do this because we find that disciplines are things we can do that help us to do things we can’t do.

Join us as we seek more of God this LENT and invite his Spirit to reform and shape our lives.