Dear Friends, The most famous work of early English literature is perhaps Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. From it we can get a vivid picture of life in the 14th century, and of the rich and diverse human characters of that particular time, with their joys and sorrows, their sins and their saintliness! But there’s one thing about the book which Chaucer’s … Read More
No funnies to start with today I’m afraid – it’s not been a very funny week, has it? And a week, as they say, is a long time in politics. There haven’t been many more weeks longer than this. And our our readings today touch on themes that arise out of the tragic killing of Jo Cox, the Yorkshire MP … Read More
On Friday 10 June 2016, in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, members of the “Society of Royal Cumberland Youths” rang out a peal of “Bristol Surprise Major”. The peal included 5,000 changes and lasted just over 2 ¾ hours. Included in this snippet of the peal is a bird joining in the celebration.