The first of the six Sundays of Lent is this weekend.
Church is a little plain from this Sunday.
There are no flowers or Gloria.
Vestments are purple.
You might hear the haunting Lent Prose which is derived from the Mozarabic breviary.
This comes between the readings with the theme of water and baptism, which will feature at the Easter Vigil, and the gospel account of Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.
We are travelling through forty days of Lent.