A Celebration for Ascension Day
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is the preacher at this service live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, marking the day when Christians remember the departure of the risen Jesus from this earth, leaving his disciples with the promise of the gift of his Holy Spirit. Music by Haydn, Finzi and Vaughan Williams is sung by the BBC Daily Service Singers and the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields directed by Andrew Earis and accompanied by Martin Ford (organ) and members of the Southbank Sinfonia. The celebrant is the Vicar of St Martin's, the Revd Nicholas Holtam. Producer: Stephen Shipley.