Lent & Easter 2013
Lent is the season in the Christian calendar between Ash Wednesday and Easter Day. It lasts forty days (if you don't count the Sundays). Traditionally it's a period of fasting, reflection and preparation for Easter. In Audlem each year it's a very ecumenical season. Ash Wednesday in 2013 was on 13 February, when there was an Ash Wednesday service at St James.
Ecumenical Lent Lunches have been served on each of the Sundays in Lent. A simple lunch — soup and a roll — has been followed by the opportunity to make a donation to charity. £820 has been raised, which will be distributed to four good causes.
This year's ecumenical Lent Course was entitled 'The Hitch-Hikers' Guide to Faith — a journey from past to present' and was led by the Rev'd Adrian Leighton. The sessions were on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm (6, 13 and 20 March).
On Maundy Thursday, there was a communion service in the chapel AND a 'meal with drama' in the hall. On Good Friday, there was the customary village procession, re-telling the story of the passion. On Easter Day, services were held in each of the village churches.
On 10 and 12 April there was an Easter Holiday Club at AMC for children of primary school age.