Video: Bishop and vicar offer Ash Wednesday prayers in Crawley

Commuters were greeted with smiles and the offers of an Ash Wednesday prayer when they arrived at Crawley Station.

Bishop of Horsham Mark Sowerby and Sue Murray, the team vicar for Crawley at St Richard’s Church, Three Bridges, spent this morning (Wednesday February 18) offering short prayers to mark the beginning of Lent.

Once rush hour waned, the pair moved to Queens Square.

The Rt Rev Sowerby said: “This year we’re bringing the ashes out into public because people are living very busy lives and sometimes don’t have time to come to church, even if they can remember today is Ash Wednesday.”