A group of 20 Christians from the Parish of Headley with Box Hill and the Dorking Methodist Circuit celebrated together the Feast of the Ascension at the “Lookout” on Box Hill at 06:30 this morning with a service of the word and a picnic breakfast.
The service was led in an ecumenical spirit by by Revd Paul Cockburn Superintendent Minister of the Dorking and Horsham Methodist Circuit with an address given by Revd Linda Harknett, Rector of the Parish of Headley with Box Hill.
As the congregation looked out on the “green and pleasant land” of the Mole Valley we were reminded of Jesus’s commission to his disciples given on the Mount of Olives outside Jerusalem. With the sun rising to warm the earth and the birds singing in the trees all around us, we took the time to appreciate the wonder of creation and give thanks for the continuing presence of Christ in the world. “I will be with you always, even to the end of time” (Matthew 28:20)