The Cunliffe Memorial Window – Petton Church

On 3rd of August 1914, Sir Edward Grey made his famous quote: "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime". Looking out from his window, across St. James’ Park, it was dusk and the first of the gas lights along the Mall were being lit. … Continue reading The Cunliffe Memorial Window – Petton Church

Our Blest Redeemer

Continuing with our new series on favourite hymns, and with Pentecost soon upon us, Christopher Jobson gives tells us about the history behind “Our Blest Redeemer”, composed by Harriet Auber in 1829: “My all-time favourite for Pentecost is Our Blest Redeemer, hardly ever sung nowadays, but I find it quite stunning especially when one knows … Continue reading Our Blest Redeemer

The Feast Day of St. George

Patron Saint of England 23rd April “Under the Lord’s wings you shall take refuge: His faithfulness is a buckler and shield.  You shall not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.”  (Psalm 91: 4-5) St. George’s life might be an enigma, but his legacy is one of sacrificial service … Continue reading The Feast Day of St. George