On Ash Wednesday, March 1st we will be outside the Market Hall in Abergavenny offering Ashing to passers by. We will be joined by the Bishop of Monmouth from 10.15am – 11am.
Why “Ashes to Go”?
Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. From the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. The reminder that we are dust turns our attention to the creative power of God, and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God. That turning to God is the work of Lent, preparation for the celebration of Easter.
Fr Mark explained, “This simple act of ashing often leads in to some deep and meaningful encounters with passers by”.