Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene – 22nd July

Mary Magdalen (Mary from Magdala). Magdala was a sea-port on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and she first appeared in the Gospel accounts with the women accompanying our Lord in His ministry there.  She followed Him from Galilee to Jerusalem and was a prominent witness at the two most important moments in the … Continue reading Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene – 22nd July

Surveying The Cross

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) In England in the 1600s, singing in church was confined to simple melodies attached to the words of the psalms.  Each line would be sung in turn by a precentor, and the congregation would follow.  This was a slow, stilted and rather uninspiring process! When Isaac Watts was 15 years old, he … Continue reading Surveying The Cross

Welshampton Reredos

The Reredos is a fine piece of Christian art made by Farmer of London who made the Prince Albert Memorial. The two outer panels show the names of Christ in Latin and Greek representing Western and Eastern Christendom.  They are brought together in the central panel which is a beautiful alabaster carving of The Crucifixion … Continue reading Welshampton Reredos