The children will visit St Lawrence church on Thursday 9th May to hear from Reverend Helen about Ascension and this part of the Easter season in the Christian church.

Historically, this special day has been celebrated 40 days after Easter Sunday, to remember Jesus’ ascension into Heaven.

In St Paul’s letter to the Colossians (Col. 3: 1-4) it says:

Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.


Giving and loving God,
on this special day we remember your loving actions in this world,
the sending of your Son and the glory of your rising from death at Easter.
Thank you that you guide us.
We recognise that we are never alone,
for we are always surrounded by your love.
Help us to witness your presence in a world that needs your love.
Strengthen us with your Spirit
and let your light shine through us.


Try this link for a video for children about the Ascension:,vid:7wLrw60bY5w,st:0