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ART CLASSES in NORTHAMPTON,
Join me for a friendly chat and a cup of coffee
on the 24th of February
12 noon – 2 pm
in All Saints Bistro, Northampton
27th FEBRUARY – 4th MARCH 2017
Enjoy the stunning performance of Oundle Gilbert & Sullivan Players
in their New Production
HMS PINAFORE or THE LASS THAT LOVED A SAILOR
Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle
at 7:30 pm
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Friday 20th November 2015
The Feast day of St. Edmund the Martyr. 6 pm for 6:30.
At the Heritage Church, Park Road, Rushden.
A celebration in words and music. Prayers will be said for the souls of all departed Fellowship members since 2000 and their names will be read out.
The service will be led by our Chaplain, Eric Smith, and Peter Phelps with support from other members.
St Edmund, the martyred king of the East Angles, is the adopted Patron Saint of the F.P.A.A.
In 969 A.D. King Edmund led an army against the Danish invaders and was killed after he refused to renounce his Christian Faith. The Danes shot him with arrows and then beheaded him in the orders of Ivar the Boneless and his brother Ubba.
According to legend, his head was thrown into the forest, but was found safe by searchers after following the cries of a wolf that was calling “Ilie, Ilie, Ilie” “Here” “Here” “Here”. His body was taken to Beodriesworth, later re
named Bury St. Edmunds, where his shrine became a centre of pilgrimage. During the Middle Ages Edmund was regarded as the patron Saint of England.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c1890) is the oldest historical record of Edmund’s death. There is a splendid mural of the martyrdom of Edmund in the church at Stoke Dry near Uppingham.
When the Normans arrived in England towards the end of the 11th Century, they set about some cultural
cleansing. Their intention was to remove all obvious signs of Anglo-Saxon cultural emblems and symbols.
Over the course of the next two centuries the primacy of St. Edmund as the true patron Saint of the English was diminished in favour of the mythical image of a Middle Easter St. George. The
White Dragon Flag of the Anglo-Saxons was replaced by the Red Cross of St. George.
St. Edmund’s flag flies over “The Shed”.
Detail of St. Edmund from “The Wilton Diptych” (c 1395), which hangs in the National gallery.
Perhaps it is time that St. Edmund is restored to his rightful place as England’s Patron Saint.
THE ROYAL ACADEMY QUARTET
Ann PACK, Paul HAWDON, Vaughan WARREN and Mark BENNETT
Exhibits at the
Oundle School, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4GH
21 September -12 October.
Open hours : Monday-Saturday 10:30-13:00 and 14:30-17:00.
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