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Archbishop Justin prepares us for Lent

Archbishop Justin prepares us for Lent

As Lent begins we start to think about how we will prepare over the next 40 days. For many this is a spiritual journey, for others, it’s a chance to reflect.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said today: "As we begin Lent, I pray this will be a time of renewal for each of us. I pray Christ will show us what is holding us back from fully loving and serving him. I pray we joyfully embrace the love and forgiveness of God – and allow that forgiveness to change us."

'From dust you came, and to dust you shall return. Turn from sin and be faithful to Christ.'

You can find out the times of the services in Anglican churches across Sussex using AChurchNearyou

A list of some of our churches running the Diocesan Lent course, Living Christ, can be found here

A Church of England Prayer for Lent: