Join us for Ash Wednesday and Lent

Join us for Ash Wednesday and Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is on February 10 this year.

Lent traditionally has been a time of retreat, reflection, and repentance, a time to clear away the distractions of the world and to focus on our relationship with God and with one another. People often choose to give something up for Lent. But there are other ways of observing Lent.

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, shares,

“Once a year we Episcopalians, along with many other Christians in different traditions, wear a smudgy cross of ash on our foreheads to remind us of one inescapable fact – we are going to die. In this ancient ritual act, we link ourselves to countless generations who have turned humbly to God for help in absorbing the knowledge of our inevitable death in a way that will shape our living. This liturgy marks the beginning of forty days of sitting with the knowledge of our mortality, knowledge twinned with the astonishing news of our redemption.

“Yes, we move through these solemn weeks weighed down by full knowledge of Good Friday, but also sustained by our anticipation of the unimaginable event that is Easter. If ever we are to proclaim ourselves the Jesus people, this is the season to do so.

“However you choose to observe Lent, all are welcome at Ash Wednesday services and Lenten programs in the congregations of the diocese.”

Resources for Lent


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
holding services at Theatre Arlington
305 W. Main, Arlington, TX
Phone: 817-264-3083
Ashes to Go – 11 am to 1 pm, in front of UTA Library
Traditional Ash Wednesday services:
7 am, Theatre Arlington lobby, no communion
7 pm, Theatre Arlington with communion

Fort Worth

All Saints’ Episcopal Church
5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-732-1424
Ash Wednesday – 7 am, 10 am, 7 pm
Fridays in Lent – 6 pm, Stations of the Cross

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Chapel, University Christian Church
2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817-926-8277
Ash Wednesday – 11:30 am – The Stayton, Sundance Room, 2501 Museum Way Fort Worth, 76107

St. Christopher Episcopal Church
3550 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-926-8277
Ashes to Go – 9 to 11 am – Starbucks, 5000 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, 76133 (corner of I-20 and Trail Lake).
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – Noon & 7 pm
Shrove Tuesday – “Breakfast for Supper” – 6-8 pm
Fridays in Lent  – 6 pm – Stations of the Cross
Lenten Soup & Bread Suppers – February 18, 25; March 3, 10; 6:30-8:00 pm

St. Elisabeth’s & Christ the King Episcopal Church
5910 Black Oak Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76114
Phone: 817-738-0504
Ash Wednesday – Noon and 6:30 pm

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church
4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76103
Phone: 817-534-4925
Shrove Tuesday – 6 pm – pancake dinner
Ashes to Go – 7:30 to 8:30 am in front of church, corner of Meadowbrook and Somerset Drive
Traditional Ash Wednesday service – 7 pm
Tuesdays through Lent – Centering Prayer – 6 pm
Taize – Friday, March 4, 6:30 pm with Veneration of the Cross and Incense

Trinity Episcopal Church
3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817-926-4631
Ashes to Go – 7 am – lawn in front of church
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – 8 am, 12:15 pm, and 7 pm
Children’s Ash Wednesday service, 4 pm
Wednesdays in Lent – 6 pm – Soup Supper
Adult and Children program begins – 6:30 pm
Compline – 7:25 pm
Fridays in Lent, 12:15 pm – Stations of the Cross


Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
holding services at the Seventh Day Adventist Church
2016 Acton Hwy (FM 4), Granbury
Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm


St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church of Hamilton County
1101 S. Rice (Hwy. 281 South), Hamilton, TX 76531
Drive Thru Ashes – 11am to 1 pm, church parking lot
Traditional Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm with communion, stations of the cross, followed by a soup supper.


St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
200 N. Abbott St., Hillsboro, TX
Shrove Tuesday – 6 pm pancake supper, 201 Falcon, Hillsboro
Ash Wednesday – 5 pm at church

Hurst/Mid Cities

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
463 West Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054
Ashes to Go – 11am to 2:30 pm and 4:30 to 6 pm near the Gazebo in the shopping center 463 West Harwood Road, Hurst
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – Noon and 6:30 pm
Wednesday Evenings during Lent – 6:30 pm, Stations of the Cross, Soup Supper & Lenten Teaching


St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church & School
223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248
Phone: 817-431-2396
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper- 5:30 pm
Drive Thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday – 5 to 6 pm on the parking lot
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – noon and 7 pm
Lenten activities:
• Growing a Rule of Life class on Sundays – 12:30 pm
Church Night – Wednesdays – 6 pm worship, 6:30 pm potluck, 7-8 pm class
• Stations of the Cross – 7 pm Fridays
• Open the Door to Lent art project – 12-2 pm February 21 and March 6


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: 254-968-6949
Ashes to Go – 9 am, Tarleton State University, outside the Barry B. Thompson Student Center, across from the Dining Hall
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – 7 am, 12:10 and 7 pm
Wednesdays in Lent
• Bible Study on the Apostles of Jesus – Noon
• Healing Prayers and Holy Communion – 6 pm
• Lenten Soup Suppers – 6:30 pm
• Episcopal Campus Ministry Bible Study for college students – 7 pm
• Lenten Theological Reflections by Education for Ministry students – 7 pm

Wichita Falls

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls:
• All Saints’ Episcopal Church
• The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
• St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
5023 Lindale, Wichita Falls, TX 76310
Shrove Tuesday – 6 – 7:30 pm pancake supper
Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm.

Wise County

The Episcopal Church of Wise County
Worshiping at the historic Episcopal Mission of the Ascension
905 S. Church Street
Decatur, TX  76234
Phone: 940-222-8705
Ashes to Go, 7:30 – 9 am at the Decatur Starbucks, junction of Hwy. 380 and Hwy 287.
Traditional Ash Wednesday service, 6:30 pm


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