Events

If you are interested to learn

how to paint

and would like to sign up for my

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

Join me for a chat about your Art and a cup of coffee!

Friday, Feb 24, 2017, 12:00 PM

All Saints Bistro, Northampton
All Saints Church, George Row, Northampton NN1 1DF Northampton, GB

1 Members Attending

Join our first informal chat in All Saints Bistro in All Saints Church, Northampton to discuss your artistic preferences, skills and aspirations. See you soon!

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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

Call: 01832 272253  or email : ticketsales@oundlegands.org

HMS Pinafore play by Oundle Gilbert and Sullivan Players


FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATION SERVICE

Friday 20th November 2015

The Feast day of St. Edmund the Martyr. 6 pm for 6:30. 20nov2

At the Heritage Church, Park Road, Rushden.

A cele20nov1bration 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.

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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

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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 replace20nov5d 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 

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Ann PACK, Paul HAWDON,  Vaughan WARREN and Mark BENNETT

Exhibits at the

Yarrow Gallery

 

Oundle School, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4GH

21 September -12 October.

Open hours : Monday-Saturday 10:30-13:00  and  14:30-17:00.

For more information please contact:  yarrow@oundleschool.org.uk

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