Celebrating Ascension Day
Ascension Day marks the ascent of Christ into heaven forty days after Easter.
Our celebrations at Oriel begin at 10.15am, when members of the University Church come to College to ‘beat the bounds’ of the parish of St Mary the Virgin.
Then, at 12.30pm, the Choir and Bible Clerks will sing hymns from the Gatehouse Tower to those assembled in Front Quad. Finally, at 6pm, we will host our neighbours from Corpus Christi College at a Joint Choral Eucharist.
The combined choirs will sing Victoria’s Missa O quam gloriosum and God is gone up by Finzi. The Chaplain will preach.