Ascension Day in Southwark

The Shard and tower of Southwark Cathedral

Those planning to start their pilgrimage to Canterbury this Thursday or Friday morning from Southwark may wish to know the arrangements at Southwark Cathedral for Ascension Day, Thursday 18 May.

At 8am on Thursday the Dean will be leading a group of people up to the top of the tower to sing Ascension Day hymns and hear the reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Those wishing to join in should be aware that there are a great many steps to climb. The group will descend in time for Morning Prayer at 9am.

The Ascension Day Choral Eucharist is at 5.30pm.

An organ meditation of music and poetry celebrating the feast of the Ascension follows at 7pm. Music will include L’Ascension by Olivier Messiaen.

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