91 children from South Kilvington Church of England Primary School ‘ashed’ each other while reflective music played during their Ash Wednesday Service in St Wilfrid’s Church, after sharing ‘sorry’ prayers.

Curate Gill Gillanders explained the significance of Lent and asked the children what was the importance, meaning and benefit of saying ‘sorry’.

Foundation Governor John White said, “There were plenty of willing responses."

Gill added, “The children engaged with that well and quite prayerfully really.”

The service was followed by some unfinished business from the previous day: a pancake race on the village green in cloudy but dry weather, with participation by a few church members and three clergy (some people will do anything for a pancake – Ed).

To get the children in the mood for their House races, things kicked off with a race of Church Members versus Teachers… but the result isn’t on record.