St Martins Day Lantern Parade

2014-11-11 16.40.29 20141111_163357 20141111_163404 20141111_163412 20141111_163421 20141111_163433 20141111_163455 20141111_163500 20141111_163518At this month’s Messy Church session Johann and Elise introduced us to the lovely German custom of making and carrying lamps on St Martin’s day to commemorate Martin’s generous giving of half of his cloak to a poor man who had none. We also learned a traditional song about the saint.

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About Nick Brindley

United Reformed Church Minister. Husband, father, ex-banker, former philosopher. Admirer of Brian Eno and Soren Kierkegaard, of John Updike and Gary Lineker, of TS Eliot and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Likes a drink and a cake. Loves Friday Night Lights and Battlestar Gallatica.
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