Sunday May 20th 2012

The Ascension of the Lord.

Today was a busy day at English Martyrs as we celebrated the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.  The children of the Parish also crowned Our Lady with a beautiful crown of flowers. They were rewarded for their beautiful singing of “As I kneel before you” with a small parcel of chocolate left over from the Grand Easter raffle!  (click on heading for photos)  Later in the Afternoon  our SVP Conference hosted a visit from a group of people from the SVP Conference at St John’s Bromley Cross Bolton. After Benediction in our beautiful church tea cakes and scones were served in celebration, even the weather played its’ part. Our re- furbished church is providing a wonderful venue for us to host these events.

The children sing "As I kneel before you" in the Crowning of Our Lady ceremony

The children sing "As I kneel before you" in the Crowning of Our Lady ceremony.

The children receive a small token in reward for their beautiful singing.

The children receive a small token in reward for their beautiful singing.