The Ascension Day preacher at St Mary-le-Bow will be Deborah Frazer who is Rector of St Mary Bow, or Bow Church, just above the Bow flyover spanning the River Lea.
Both churches have been cited as part of the Bow Bells tradition. One suggestion is that anyone born between the two churches can claim to be a Cockney.
This year Ascension Day is on Thursday 9 May and the St Mary-le-Bow lunchtime service begins at 1.05pm. The music is Mozart’s Coronation Mass.