Coming up next week is Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. We will be having a liturgy in the Flexible Learning Area at 1:40pm for Ash Wednesday. We would love it if you could join us for this liturgy.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent. It’s a day of penitence, to clean the soul and the last chance to feast before Lent begins. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself and use up any foods that weren’t allowed during Lent. Traditionally, Christians would not eat certain foods during Lent such as meat and fish, fats, eggs and milky foods. So on the day before Lent Christians would feast on the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent.