‘Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.’

Genesis 3:19

Today is the first day of Lent known as Ash Wednesday and on this chilly and damp March afternoon, the doors to St M’s Parish Church have opened as the Rev. Suze supported by Verger Philly offer a warm welcome to some familiar faces who have chosen to wear some ‘Sorry Ashes’ on their mouse noses…

And some of the Merryworth visitors have also chosen to add a message of hope which will hang on the branches of our Lent Tree.

In Lent we are asked to ‘transform’ not only ourselves but also the world we live in and today we have also revealed the champion cause we are supporting with our pledge to say “NO” to single-use plastic!

And although we began our campaign to raise awareness about the perils of plastic with our ‘rubbish’ Christmas tree – our message continues!

And as the Rev. Suze and Verger Philly enjoy a well-earned cup of tea in the vestry after a busy afternoon – Mary has arrived a little too late for our special ‘Ashings Service’ after forgetting the time…

Of Mice, Tee AND Tea!

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