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Ash Wednesday Mass 2015 Diocese of Leeds

Ash Wednesday Mass 2015 Diocese of Leeds

Ash Wednesday Mass 2015 Diocese of Leeds

The Cathedral Church of St Anne, Leeds, was full on Wednesday evening and looking very sombre - it had already been full at lunch time - with standing room only. The reason being that Lent was starting with the traditional Blessing of Ashes.

Bishop Stock, in his first year of his New Diocese explained how Lent was a journey and this was the start of it. It is a journey, he said, of Hope and joy looking forward to the celebrating of the Resurrection. Jesus had come to earth and died for us, during these next forty days we are to prepare ourselves, take his message to the world, but do it all without trying to claim any credit - for what we are doing - what we do in secret the Father will see.

Just for a change the local authority had not mounted their Fun Fair right outside the Cathedral - but round the corner.