Ascension Day takes place 40 days after Easter and celebrates Christ’s ascension into heaven after his crucifixion and resurrection.
This year Ascension Day takes place on Thursday 10th May and we will be celebrating Ascension with a Communion Service at 7pm in All Saints’ Church Westbury.
Please join us. All welcome!
You can read the story of the Ascension in the Bible in The Acts of the Apostles Chapter One verses 1 – 11
“And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as they went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven , will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.””
Collect for Ascension Day:
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.