Ascensiontide at Axmouth

Jesus ascending into heaven. The Life of Jesus of Nazareth by William Hole (Eyre and Spottiswoode, c 1905).

We gathered on Thursday evening to celebrate the Ascension of Christ. This was a joint service with our brothers and sisters from Uplyme.  Our lay ministry team from both churches conducted the service and Revd Canon David Lawrence presided at Holy Communion. You can hear the service here.

On Sunday morning we met to worship the Lord and hear about the prayer of Jesus for us, as set out in John 17 20-26. The organ had developed a fault, so Shirley McBride played the piano — and also heard her daughter’s banns called! Listen to the service here.

Rogation Sunday

Rogation is to ask God’s blessing on the land in the late Spring at the beginning of the growing season which leads to the Harvest in early Autumn.

Instead of a morning service in Axmouth church, we had an afternoon service in the open air at Higher Bruckland Farm, close to the northern boundary of the parish.

This was followed by tea and cakes in the farmhouse.

The rain held off, the birds sang and we all felt greatly refreshed.