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