Sunday, January 07, 2018

St Andrews - Headington - An Epiphany

In Old Headington, a village within the city of Oxford, you will find St Andrew's Church. It flies the Saltire or Saint Andrew's Cross, the Scottish flag in the heart of England.
The church was open, and warm and welcoming. One chapel was decorated with white cyclamen with the three Maji kneeling,  bringing their gifts after a long pilgrimage: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The camel was also kneeling at the Station of the Epiphany.
On the other side of the entrance was a window, the lead-work forming tree branches, and the glass delicately painted with leaves.
The church had a new organ. Next to the organ were music books. One older looking book had a marker at Epiphany.

"OH WORSHIP the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
Bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
With gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,
Kneel and adore him the Lord is his name!"

(Post dedicated to John Clapp whose stone I saw by chance in the memorial garden behind the church. He had been the organist in this church from 1993 - 2009, and my boss at work from 1984 for quite a few years.)

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