AMESBURY (CBS) – Call it a sign of the times.

An Amesbury church is offering ashes to go on this Ash Wednesday.

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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.

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“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.

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“I think it’s absolutely fantastic, because I just do not have the time to attend a service. This is just fantastic,” said Larocque.