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Lent at Old Saint Paul’s – 2022

In 2022, Lent runs from Ash Wednesday on 2 March until Holy Saturday on 16 April. Old Saint Paul’s will be offering additional services for this season of reflection and simple living. We also invite you to consider your own prayer practices and patterns of reflection and study during this time.

Details of our Holy Week and Easter services will be available midway through Lent.

Ash Wednesday

Mass and Imposition of Ashes | 8:00am and 7:30pm | Wednesday 2 March

There will be a Low Mass at 8:00am and Solemn Mass at 7:30pm for Ash Wednesday, which both include the giving of ashes. Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. From the middle ages people have started Lent by being marked with an ash Cross.

Throughout Lent

Lent discussions – The Beatitudes | 12:15pm – 1:00pm | Sundays in Lent

On the Sundays of Lent, there will be discussions in the hall after High Mass focussing on the day’s Gospel and one of the Beatitudes. Stay for coffee and to reflect together – an ideal way to explore faith and learn more about each other while we’re gathered on Sundays.

If you are not in church and would like to join a virtual discussion instead, please email us using

Nazareth Community | 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Thursdays in Lent

On the Thursday evenings of Lent, we will be exploring the rule of life and spirituality of the Nazareth Community which we are founding here in Edinburgh.

On Thursday 3 March, Fr Richard Carter, founder of the Nazareth Community in St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, will speak to us about this disciplined pattern of prayer and service in the heart of the city. Each session will include a simple meal in the church hall.

If you would like to know more, please email All are welcome, whether or not you might consider joining the community when it is formed in Eastertide. If you intend to come, it would be helpful, but not essential, for catering purposes if you could email us to let us know.

Flowers for Easter

Every Easter we fill the church with lilies. If you would like to remember a loved one or give thanks for something through the gift of a lily, please consider donating to our Flowers for Easter page.

Flowers for Easter 2022