Choir and Accompanying Parish Pilgrims Leave for London

Our Adult Choir leaves for London this Friday, July 21. We pray for safe travels for them. They will warm up at Evensong at the Church of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields on Sunday, July 23 before taking up their residence at Saint Paul’s Cathedral from July 24 through the 30th. A little pilgrim band of nine parishioners will leave Saturday evening, July 22, arriving at London Heathrow on Sunday. Please pray for safe travel for this group, as well. (Continue Reading…) Parishioners will begin their pilgrimage by worshiping at a choral Eucharist at Saint George’s Chapel sung by the Choir of Christ Church, Swindon. The pilgrimage will end at Canterbury Cathedral, where the Rector will celebrate the Eucharist for the group in a private chapel. In between, both choir and pilgrims will travel together and worship at Evensong at Saint Paul’s, where the service will be sung by our choir. Four pilgrimage stations will be attended while the choir is rehearsing in the afternoon. The pilgrims will visit Lambeth on Thursday, July 27, meeting with the Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of the Community of Saint Anselm. The choir will end its residence on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost by singing both the choral Eucharist at Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Evensong. Then everyone will fly home on Monday. The Psalm for that day in the Prayer Book includes the verse, “My heart is so ready, O God, my heart is ready; I will sing and make melody” (57: 7). Amen!

~Cliff