Celebration of life of Lancelot Andrewes
St Nicholas Church and the Parish Council in Rawreth are celebrating the life of Lancelot Andrewes who spent his early life in the village.
Though born in Barking he was raised at the family home of Chichester Hall in Rawreth, now the Chichester Hotel. His festival falls on Saturday 25th September and the parish and St Nicholas Church will be celebrating his life and work all that weekend.
On Saturday 24th. September a craft and fun fair will take place in the church and the village hall. From 11am to 4pm there will be music, messy activities, 16th century games, an exhibition, crafts and refreshments. It’s all free if you are in fancy dress! In the evening there is a concert by the Friend’s Musick Chamber Choir, singing settings of Biblical texts by Gibbons, Purcell, Handel and Stainer. There will be a splendid hog roast at this evening of celebration of the King James Bible and tickets are on sale now.
On Sunday 25th September the dean and chaplain of Pembroke, Cambridge, (Andrewes’ former college) will preach at choral matins and the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell will be the speaker at a lunch at the Chichester Hotel and at Choral Evensong at 4pm. Both will be able to talk about the legacy of the King James Bible: on the English language and literature and on our lives today.
Further details from Rev Richard Jordan; 01268 732078, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jo Scillitoe, 07905 283773, email@example.com