Burning down the house?

IMG_20180123_111102There’s a first time for everything – and for me this year it’s preparing the ashes for the Ash Wednesday liturgy.  You can buy in ash in little plastic bags, of course, from reputable suppliers, but there’s something fitting about this process of recycling.  As it uses the palms from Palm Sunday, that have stood in my pen pot all year, it enacts the words the priest speaks… to dust you shall return

So thanks to Carshalton All Saints for their helpful recipe… especially the advice about turning on the extractor fan… it made all the difference, although the smell of burning still lingers…

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