Thursday, 17 November 2011

Thursday evening.

 It was good to be in Saint Nicholas' for a while today ... the colours will have changed for this coming Sunday: Christ the King.  Maybe I'll get a chance to take a photograph of the all white covers before we move to Advent purple for the following week.
 The day outside was dull and wet ... but the stained glass was making the building look cheery and bright.
 I can look at these windows for ages; remembering the stories portrayed and enjoying the artistic genius that designed and created them.
From the (now disused) gallery the view is always good and you have a sense of the size and proportions of the church.
 Think of the generations who have worshipped here since 1901 ... what a history the pews could tell!  And some of them with their schoolboy carvings almost shout aloud!  I imagine this comes from generations a long time ago and perhaps fulfils the saying: "Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do"!
With various appointments and things to do AND very heavy rain ... I forgot to take a sky picture!  It was grey.  Dark, heavy grey clouds!  Indeed ... I have so many pictures like that you'd imagine that it was sometimes the same one.
iGoogle gives the local weather and earlier this evening temperatures were a very mild thirteen degrees Celsius.  
Now we are come to the sun's hour of rest,
the lights of evening round us shine;
we hymn the Father, Son and Holy Spirit divine.

Church Hymnal number 699 verse 2
Phos hilaron (3rd Century or earlier) translated John Keble (1792-1866)

1 comment:

keneva said...

Lovely church pictures - the one from the gallery is wonderful