AMESBURY (CBS) – Call it a sign of the times.
An Amesbury church is offering ashes to go on this Ash Wednesday.READ MORE: Are COVID Tests Accurate For Variants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.
Rev. Susan Esco Chandler stood outside St. James Episcopal Church for over an hour offering ashes to anyone who wanted them.
It’s a concept that started in the episcopal church six years ago, but it’s new to Amesbury.READ MORE: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
“Everyone here said, ‘Let’s try it!'” said Rev. Chandler. “That’s really outreach and evangelism in its own way, but not a real pushy way.”
The reverend said that in this fast-paced world, she wanted to make it more convenient for people to receive their ashes.
Carol Larocque of Newbury took full advantage of the “Ashes To Go” program.MORE NEWS: 'Manhattan In 75 Minutes': First Look At Boston-New York Seaplane Service
“I think it’s absolutely fantastic, because I just do not have the time to attend a service. This is just fantastic,” said Larocque.