Watch Ash Wednesday live on Facebook from Lambeth Palace



The intimate service, which will take place in the 800-year old chapel at Lambeth Palace, will be attended by staff of Archbishop Justin Welby and members of the Community of St Ansem, the international community of young Christians 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 Welby 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,” said Archbishop Justin Welby.

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