Rev Nick Jones led our Holy Communion service today with some thoughts on Ascension Day. He reminded us of the was that the Lord was lifted up to heaven particularly with reference to the Peter Rogers "The Ascension". He made us all thank the Lord when we all thought that the picture had a similarity to the FIFA world cup when he admitted that was his own thoughts when studying the original at his theological college. However Nick tied this in with the 1966 images of the world cup being lifted high and glorifying an event which relates to the Glorification of the Lord as he Ascends to Heaven.
More information about this picture from the Methodist art collection here
Over 60 people joined us at the church this afternoon for tea and cake. Choir led the singalong and everyone joined in old folk songs. It was all good fun but if you did not get your Coronation coins, you must contact the parish clerk or speak to Jill.
Thanks to all who made cakes, washed up or put up decorations for this special event.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.