Ashes to Go and traditional services for Ash Wednesday 2020

Ashes to Go and traditional services for Ash Wednesday 2020

Ash Wednesday is February 26. It is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Week and Easter, which this year is April 12. Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Lutheran, Methodists, Presbyterians and some Baptists observe Ash Wednesday. Clergy make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of human mortality. Watch a short video of how the ashes are made by burning the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday.

Ashes to Go began a decade ago with a few Episcopal Churches in the Mid-west taking the ritual outside the walls of their churches to meet people where they live and work and have their being. The imposition of ashes is offered in places as diverse as train stations, city plazas, coffee shop parking lots, downtown sidewalks, parks, and filling stations.

Several clergy of the diocese, including Bishop Scott Mayer, will be offering Ashes to Go in various locations.

All our congregations will be offering the traditional Ash Wednesday worship services with Imposition of Ashes. See schedules below.

Ashes to Go locations

Fort Worth

Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth, 11:30 -1:30, Bishop Scott Mayer and other clergy

Starbuck’s at I-20 and Trail Lake Drive, 7:30-10 am., offered by St. Christopher Episcopal Church

Corner of Meadowbrook and Somerset in East Fort Worth, 7-8 am, offered by St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church.

Church lawn of Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109, Phone: 817-926-4631. Commuter Service, 7 am with worship to follow in the Chapel for those who can stay.


Parking lot of First United Methodist Church at the corner of Miller and Pecan streets. Ashes and Coffee to Go, 6:30 – 9:30 am, offered by the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and First United Methodist Church of Decatur. This is the fourth consecutive year the two churches have joined in this ministry.


Downtown Granbury at Red on the Square, 11:30-1 pm

Kroger, 377 and Acton Rd, Granbury, 3-4 pm

Both offered by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury.


Parking lot of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248 Phone: 817-431-2396. Drive-Thru Ashes in the parking lot 5:30-6:30 pm.

Ash Wednesday Services


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
holding services at Theatre Arlington
305 W. Main, Arlington, TX
Phone: 817-264-3083
Ash Wednesday services – 7 am and 7 pm


The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
905 S. Church Street
Decatur, TX  76234
Phone: 940-222-8705
Ash Wednesday service, 6 pm


All Saints’ Episcopal Church
5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-732-1424
Ash Wednesday services – 7 am, noon, 7 pm (with choir)

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Chapel, University Christian Church
2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817-926-8277
Ash Wednesday – 11:30 am – The Stayton, Sundance Room, 2501 Museum Way Fort Worth, 76107

St. Christopher Episcopal Church
3550 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-926-8277
Ash Wednesday services – Noon & 7 pm

St. Elisabeth’s & Christ the King Episcopal Church
5910 Black Oak Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76114
Phone: 817-738-0504
Ash Wednesday services – Noon and 7 pm

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church
4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76103
Phone: 817-534-4925
Ash Wednesday service – 7 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church
3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817-926-4631
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – 8 am (Chapel), 12:15 pm, and 7 pm
Children’s Ash Wednesday service, 4:30 pm


Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
4530 Acton Highway
Granbury, TX
Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm


St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
200 N. Abbott St., Hillsboro, TX
Ash Wednesday service– Noon


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
463 West Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054
Ash Wednesday services – Noon


St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church & School
223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248
Phone: 817-431-2396
Ash Wednesday services – noon and 7 pm


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: 254-968-6949
Ash Wednesday services – Noon and 6 pm


The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls:
• All Saints’ Episcopal Church
• The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
• St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
5023 Lindale, Wichita Falls, TX 76310
Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm