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28 September 2007


Quaker in the pulpit - preview

As autumn sets in, Margaret Crompton of Lincolnshire AM takes us back to high summer

A Lincolnshire folksong, Brigg Fair, declares:

'Twas on the 5th of August

The weather it was fine
  • '

    And 5 August, or the nearest Sunday, is often more than fine
  • Then Tennyson Society members crowd into St Margaret's Church, Somersby, Lincolnshire (alternate years at Bag Enderby), where the poet's father, George, was rector
  • And there we celebrate our poet in Anglican Evensong
  • The First Lesson, Ecclesiaticus 44: 1-8 'Let us now praise famous men,' was read so beautifully this year that the words gained new vigour and depth, and fresh meaning too was given to Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur:

    Margaret Crompton

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