DATA BASE REF: C/C 1018

 

NAMES OF SEAMSTRESSES WHO MADE NEW GREEN VESTMENTS

CASTOR St KYNEBURGHA JULY 1999

 

DEDICATION OF NEW VESTMENTS AND HANGINGS

The materials  were generously donated by David Collison & Vanessa Edison-Giles

Altar Cloth:

Diana Burke,

Jenny Hammond

Joan Marriott

Monica Pollard,

Lorna Shepperdson

Altar Curtain:

Diana Burke

Joan Marriott

Monica Pollard

Aumbry Veil for the Reserved Sacrament:

Diana Burke

Jackie Cook

Judith Dickens

Jenny Hammond

Monica Pollard

Tess Thompson-Bell

Chasuble:

Diana Burke

Tess Thompson-Bell

Jenny Hammond

Margaret Holmes

Monica Pollard

Legilium Fall (Reading Desk):

Joan Marriott

Monica Pollard

Pulpit Fall:

Vanessa Edison-Giles

Eileen Ladds

Stole:

Sue Humphries

 

Note: The various fish have all been initialled by those who worked them.

 

EXPLANATION  OF  SYMBOLS

The fish has threefold significance in the history of Christian symbols.

The first disciples, Peter, Andrew, James and John were all fishermen. Jesus told them to leave  their work as he wished them to become fishers of men., to make all men his disciples. Thus a fish became a symbol of discipleship. During the time of persecution, the fish became a secret symbol by which Christians could identify each other. This is because the Greek word for fish – IXTHUS- spells out in Greek the initial letters for the phrase “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour. (Iesous Xristos Theou Yuios Soter). Lastly the fish, especially in association with barley stalks or loaves is regarded as a symbol of the Eucharist. Jesus used five barley loaves and two small fishes for the Feeding of the Five Thousand. This miracle was seen by the Gospel writers and the early Church as a type  (that is a foreshadowing ) of the Eucharist. Jesus provided manna;  the Bread of Heaven, for the multitude to eat; today in the Eucharist, he continues to feed people at Communion with the Bread of Heaven, as we, like the multitude, gather and eat this Holy Meal in his presence.