AMESBURY (CBS) – Call it a sign of the times.
An Amesbury church is offering ashes to go on this Ash Wednesday.READ MORE: I'm Vaccinated; Can I Start Eating Inside Restaurants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your COVID-19 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: Body Found In Hampton River, N.H., By Boat Club Members
“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: FDA Authorizes Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
“I think it’s absolutely fantastic, because I just do not have the time to attend a service. This is just fantastic,” said Larocque.