He died earlier this year after battling dementia.
After a heartbreaking funeral, Laurel Thomas was determined to put something in the church to remember her husband.
The village had held a competition to choose a window design to put on the wall.
It had already been agreed that Arthur, Ashley’s son, would have his design win the competition.
But in a twist that had some fans giggling, Kerry Wyatt’s design ended up on display.
She had created a topless Ashley Thomas in a toga.
Opposite a unicorn, Ashley also had a sheep covering him a very a strategic position.
Taking to social media, fans couldn’t help laughing at the mix up.
One said: “Ashley will be buff for all eternity. Buff Vicar of Emmerdale, never forgotten.”
Another added: “Could have put underpants on Ashley.”
Meanwhile, Laurel is set to move on from Ashley very soon.
She and her ex Marlon Dingle will be sharing a kiss in upcoming scenes.
Feeling insecure in his relationship, Marlon seeks comfort from Laurel and ends up making a move.
Emmerdale continues on Monday at 7pm on ITV.