In 2024, Lent runs from Ash Wednesday on 14 February until Holy Saturday on 30 March. 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.
Pancake & Games Social | 6:30pm | Tuesday 13 February
Come and join us in OSP Hall for a fun and relaxed evening of pancake tossing and eating, and games-playing. All ages welcome. We will provide the pancake batter. All you need to bring are your favourite pancake toppings, (your special pancake pans if you wish!), and a favourite game or two to share.
Mass and Imposition of Ashes | 8:00am and 7:30pm | Wednesday 14 February
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 in the Choir Stalls. Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. From the middle ages people have started Lent by being marked with an ash Cross.
Sermons and Discussions
Lent Sermons Series – Parts of The Eucharist | 10:30am – 12:00pm | Sundays in Lent
This Lent, we will be offering reflections on the meaning of the Eucharist as the
sacrament of the Kingdom of God. Mass on the Third Sunday of Lent (3 March) will feature a taught Eucharist. There will be facilitated discussions about the topics raised in the hall after mass. 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.
The recommended book this Lent is The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom by Alexander Schmemann. There will be an on-line discussion based on this text. Please contact the Rector for details.
Other Services to join during Lent
Morning Prayer and Low Mass in the Choir Stalls. Daily. 8:00am start.
Midday Low Mass in the Lady Chapel on Mondays and in the Memorial Chapel on Fridays. 12:20pm start.
Jesus Prayer in the Memorial Chapel on Thursdays. 5:00pm start.
The Nazareth Community Gathering on Thursdays in the Lady Chapel. 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
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.