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Join Archbishop Welby’s Ash Wednesday service - on Facebook

Posted on: February 5, 2016 1:32 PM
Related Categories: Abp Welby, Global, Lambeth Palace, Lent, services

[ACNS] Anglicans around the world are being invited to join an Ash Wednesday service at Lambeth Palace next week – through the social media platform Facebook.

The intimate service will take place in the 800-year old chapel at Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and will be attended by staff of Archbishop Justin Welby and members of the Community of St Ansem, the international community of young people who are living and praying at the Palace.

The service, which will use the traditional liturgy from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, will include a homily from Archbishop Justin for the beginning of Lent. The homily, and the first part of the service, will be broadcast live on Facebook and will be available as a video later.

Next Wednesday’s service will be the first time that an Archbishop of Canterbury has broadcast live from Lambeth Palace using social media.

“I really hope you can join us for this new way of sharing our life of prayer and worship here at Lambeth Palace on the first day of Lent, when as Christians we begin to make new space in ourselves for the hope of Jesus Christ,” Archbishop Justin Welby said.