Angels Can Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly

sally_vickers_trans_aboutThe Hosking Houses Trust staged an enchanting evening on the theme of angels. ‘Angels fly  because they take themselves lightly’ – G.K. Chesterton.

It was held at St Helen’s Church, in Clifford Chambers, on Sunday. Author of ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’, Salley Vickers, gave a wonderfully erudite talk about Angels, illustrated in three beautiful stories.

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We also listened to the magical sounds of young harpist, Ciara Willson, dressed as a Pre-Raphaelite  angel.

The Rev. Paul Edmundson, who is Chair of the Hosking Houses Trust, gave a lovely introduction to the evening and we also heard from the local Vicar, Rev. Patrick Taylor, who is also the Vicar of the famous Shakespeare church Holy Trinity, in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The Clifford Village choir sang “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came” beautifully. Unfortunately the hymn still reminds me of giggling over our alternative words at the convent, when I was small – “Most amazing gravy, glor-or-or-or-or -ria!”  Below is my picture of the choir, singing their hearts out.

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Sarah Hosking, who started up the Trust, thought up the event and made it happen beautifully! When it was all over, I glimpsed her smiling, behind the wings of an angel.

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And finally I had to add this sweet picture of our angel – because even angels have to warm their hands on the heater!

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When peace shall over all the earth it’s ancient splendours fling, and the whole world give back the song, which now the angels sing…

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About thowards

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist
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