Welcome to St Andrew's, Cobham. We are Cobham’s parish church and our aim is to know Jesus, and to make him known. We offer a host of activities for adults and children. Please explore our website to find out more. We hope to see you soon.

Pancakes and Ashes

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Shrove Tuesday is early this year, 13th February, so here's a reminder for your shopping list - don't forget the eggs & lemons for the pancakes! A Valentine's Day idea: heart shaped pancakes?

Then the day after is Ash Wednesday. No, that is not cleaning the pan of the burnt remains of pancakes. It goes back to the ancient tradition of using ashes as a sign of repentance, of remorse for what has gone before (not just over indulgence in pancakes…).

It marks the start of Lent, when we remember Jesus going into the Wilderness to prepare himself for the start of his active ministry. Jesus started by being baptised by John, though he was the one person who did not need it. Baptism is also a sign of repentance and remorse - but much more than that, it is a public commitment to a new start, a changed life.

So we observe Lent as a period of reflection on our lives, maybe of repentance, as we prepare for the new start of Easter. It is not about giving up something for a while only to go back to our old ways, but better to think of how we can make a new start. Perhaps to think how we can better use those things that God has "lent" to us to share his Love with others.

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