DERBY

The Church of England - - News -

Derby Cathe­dral, with the wider church, was set to mark As­cen­sion Day yes­ter­day (29 May). As­cen­sion Day marks the As­cen­sion of Christ to heaven. It is tra­di­tion­ally cel­e­brated on the 40th day from Easter Day it­self. There were two eu­charists at Derby Cathe­dral, both with mu­sic. The bells were rung be­fore the evening ser­vice, where the preacher was Dr El­iz­a­beth Thom­son, Canon Mis­sioner. “Did Christ phys­i­cally ‘go up’?” Dean of Derby Dr John Davies said. “Chris­tians will an­swer that ques­tion in many ways. But all will say that Christ is the King of Glory, and that king­ship we cel­e­brate on As­cen­sion Day.”

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