Topic: Ash Wednesday Diocese in Europe Service

Dear Friends

I am delighted to attach the invite and liturgy for the Diocese in Europe Service of Evening Prayer taking place on Zoom and on the diocesan YouTube channel on Wednesday 17th February at 1930cet/1830gmt.(please join on zoom 10 minutes prior to the service)

Rev’d Sam Van Leer (Acting Archdeacon of NW Europe) will lead the service.

Bishop Robert is the preacher.

The liturgy includes an invitation to light three candles at the start of the service and extinguish them at certain moments during the service.

You are all very welcome to join the service on Zoom.  Numbers on zoom are limited by the platform.  There is room for all our church officers but please publicise this event to your community with the YouTube information in the attached flyer.  If individual members of your congregation particularly want to join on zoom then do send them the link. Sadly we cannot send the link to everyone at once but YouTube is unlimited in its capacity here

We realise some chaplaincies may have services at this time but sense that many may not particularly due to lockdowns.  The service will be available to view on demand on YouTube and on the Diocesan Facebook page on the following day.

Please request the link for ZOOM from your website manager:

Topic: Ash Wednesday Diocese in Europe Service

Service Time: Feb 17, 2021 – 19:30 CET/18:30 GMT (please Join 10 minutes early)

As ever


Andrew Caspari

Chief Operating Officer (Diocesan Secretary)

Diocese in Europe


Mob +44 7711 063415

Tel:  +44 207898 1156

t: @caspari

14 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QZ

God of grace and mercy,

your son Jesus wept at the tomb of his friend Lazarus.

Send your Holy Spirit on those who grieve,

any who struggle, and all who fear.

Meet us in our times of questioning, anger, and doubt.

Show us what we can do to enable one another

to overcome isolation, distress, and despair.

And make us a humbler people who know our need of you.

In Christ’s name. Amen.