Philipa and Judith say ...
Judith and Philipa have arrived in Estella, in the ancient kingdom of Navarre. On the way they've slept on a laundry floor in a monastery auberge that Philipa mistook for a prison, in a pension in Pamplona and in a so called 'up-market' hotel where they emerged with multiple bruises from false antique fittings. On the whole they preferred the laundry. Philipa is sticking with her resolution to keep clean.
Philipa and Judith say ...
“...Preparations are well on the way for Philipa's trip. She is delighted with the purchase of two useful gadgets...an Amazon Kindle and a spring balance. Philipa has downloaded on to the Kindle an entire library of books, poetry, the Methodist bible, a book entitled 'Universally Challenged' and a Spanish phrase book...all likely to be very useful, particularly the latter as she embarks on her bid to negotiate a donkey.
This Christmas, why not try making an Angel to hang in your window for passers by to enjoy? During the Christmas Tree Festival at St Giles’ Church, from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December, there will be a table with templates and ideas for making your own Angel. So come and see the wonderful Christmas Trees and make your Angel at the same time!
This was Cambridge's only and, we believe, first such festival here. The event took place over eight days, from the grand Opening Concert by CSD Brass followed by a Blessing of the Tree by Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward, all on the 28th November 2009 until the 5th December.
David Wilson, Chair of the Mission Action Plan Committee, writes...
To mark Ely Cathedral’s 900th anniversary, the Parish of the Ascension held an Ecumenical Pilgrimage Walk from Cambridge to Ely on Saturday 18th July – a mercifully dry and mostly sunny day, sandwiched between days of summer cloudbursts.
The work on raising the bells began earlier in the year when they were moved from their long-time resting place inside the church to John Taylor Bellfounders in Loughborough, for the necessary repair and preparation for rehanging. The planned date for raising them is the 22nd and 23rd June - some of you will wish to witness this sight, even if you have to do so from the other side of Castle St; St. Peter's churchyard will offer a good viewpoint.
The Iona Community is based on the Island of Iona, off Mull on the west coast of Scotland. It is an ancient place of pilgrimage associated with St. Columba, whose grave is beside the Abbey. This sacred place of worship was renewed as a centre of pilgrimage during the war years when Rev’d. George McLeod took unemployed men from his Glasgow parish to rebuild the ruins.