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Ash Wednesday Services at Saint Ann’s in Old Lyme

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Saint Ann’s in Old Lyme is pleased to announce the beginning of Lent with three different services on Ash Wednesday, February 14, all of which include the Imposition of Ashes.

Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 Noon:  A service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes will be offered in the church. This service will include the readings for Ash Wednesday and a sermon by the Rector, The Rev. Dr. Anita Louise Schell.

At 3:00 PM:  A Creation Care Service will feature readings from God’s Good Earth by parishioner Jeffery Rowthorn and his late wife Anne Rowthorn. This service will be held in the Griswold Room.

At 7:00 PM:  A choral service of Ash Wednesday Evensong, will be led by the Saint Ann’s choir under the direction of Hector Migliacci, Director of Music. The service will begin with the choral introit, Call to Remembrance by Richard Farrant (1of6th century). The service will feature sung preces and responses by Michael Gibson (b.1939), canticles by Herbert Howells (b.1892), an anthem by Arthur Somervell (b.1863), Anglican chant, as well as hymns.

As Mother Anita reflects on Ash Wednesday: “Ash Wednesday is the gateway to the 40 days of Lent. Ash Wednesday is also a wake up call. Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are mortal, and confronts us with questions: As we have only one life, How do YOU want to spend it?   Where do you put your treasure? Where is your heart today?”

Location: Saint Ann’s is an Episcopal parish in Old Lyme, CT that invites and welcomes all visitors. Saint Ann’s is located at 82 Shore Road (Rt. 156), two miles off I95, Exit 70. Parking is adjacent to the ADA compliant church. For information about the parish, contact Kathy Rowe at 860-434-1621, via email at office@saintannsoldlyme.org, or click to visit Saint Ann’s online.

Contact Information: Phone (860) 434-1621 Email office@saintannsoldlyme.org


February 14
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church
82 Shore Road
Old Lyme, 06371 United States
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