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Bishop’s Lent Station Masses begin in Peterborough

The first of this year’s Lenten Station Mass with Bishop Peter Collins, in deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia, took place on February 20 at St Peter’s & All Souls in Peterborough, reports Oliver Wessex.

The evening began at 6pm with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied by the opportunity for the faithful to participate in the Sacrament of Confession. This sacred time of prayer and reflection allowed parishioners to deepen their connection with the Lord and seek spiritual renewal as they embarked on their Lenten journey.

Following this period of devotion, Bishop Peter Collins, presided over a solemn Lenten Station Mass with 10 Peterborough deanery priests concelebrating. There were also four deacons in attendance. The parish choir was guiding the congregation through a sung meaningful liturgy that encapsulated the essence of the Lenten season — a time of penance, reflection, and preparation for the celebration of Easter.

The presence of Bishop Peter added a special significance to the evening, fostering a sense of unity and spiritual communion among the parishioners. His words and pastoral presence resonated deeply with all those in attendance.

As the Mass concluded, parishioners gathered in the Parish Hall for a delightful experience. The evening culminated with the sharing of Polish Bigos, a traditional winter cabbage dish showing off the rich cultural diversity within the parish community. This communal meal provided an opportunity for championship, strengthening the bonds of friendship and faith among parishioners.

Pictured above, Bishop Peter Collins celebrates the Lent Station Mass at All Souls in Peterborough.