A Celebration For Ascension Day

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20160505
20160505

The Right Reverend James Jones preaches at a service for Ascension Day.

20170525

The Rt Revd David Walker is the preacher at a service for Ascension Day, live from St Martin-in-the-Fields led by the vicar, the Revd Dr Sam Wells.

Music is provided by the Daily Service Singers, the St Martin's Voices Fellows and Southbank Symphonia as they perform Haydn's dramatic and majestic Paukenmesse. Hundreds of Radio 4 listeners will be joined in the church by on-air talent and broadcasters who will lead various parts of the service.

A service for Ascension Day from St Martin-in-the-Fields.

20180510

Mozart's joyful 'Sparrow' Mass live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The Bishop of Llandaff, the Right Revd June Osborne, finds inspiration for life today in this ancient Christian festival. The Eucharist is celebrated by the Vicar, the Reverend Dr Sam Wells, and the music - also including compositions by Finzi and Colin Mawby - is provided by the Daily Service Singers, St Martin's Voices, and the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Hundreds of Radio 4 listeners join the choir, accompanied by trumpets drums and string orchestra for the Ascensiontide hymns Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia sing to Jesus, and Eternal Monarch, King most high. They are joined in the church by broadcasters and radio contributors who will lead various parts of the service. Producer: Ben Collingwood.

Mozart's joyful 'Sparrow' Mass live from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

20190530

The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell is the preacher at a service for Ascension Day, live from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. It’s led by the vicar, the Reverend Dr Sam Wells, and the music – including a premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Samba Mass – is provided by the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service Singers and St Martin’s Voices. Hundreds of Radio 4 listeners join the choir, for the Ascensiontide hymns Hail the day that sees him rise, The head that once was crowned with thorns, Christ Triumphant Ever Reigning and Crown Him with Many Crowns. They are joined in the church by broadcasters and radio contributors who will lead various parts of the service. Producer: Alexa Good.

A service for Ascension Day live from St Martin-in-the-Fields.

20200521

A celebration for Ascension Day led by the Rev Dr Sam Wells and the Rev Marie-Elsa Bragg.

A service for Ascension Day led by Rev Dr Sam Wells and Rev Marie-Elsa Bragg.