Fr Christopher oversees the burning of last year's palm branches, in preparation for Ash Wednesday tomorrow. This is the first year we had asked people to bring in their palms from the previous Palm Sunday. We were overwhelmed with the response, and it is a more fitting way to acquire ash (in the past, we have sent away for ash that duly arrives in plastic packets from a Church supplier!).
Fr Christopher wisely opted to use the barbeque grill on the roof terrace - there will certainly be no shortage of ash this Ash Wednesday!