The Feast Of The Ascension Of Our Lord
Ascension Day, set between Easter and Pentecost, is a major Feast or Solemnity within the Church year. It is the day on which we commemorate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven and his departure from his disciples. The story is told in St Luke’s Gospel (Luke 24.44-53), where Jesus withdraws from the disciples, blesses them and is carried up into heaven. The disciples then worship Jesus and ‘return to Jerusalem with great joy.’
Bishop James reflects on Ascension Day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9CZiF8QdIk
We celebrate the Eucharist for Ascension Day (transferred) on Sunday 24 May this year and invite you to join with us in worship on Sunday morning.
Collect for the Feast of the Ascension
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens,
so we in heart and mind may also ascend
and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.