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BLESSING AND DEDICATION OF THE CEDAR CENTRE 9 July 2000

 

Archdeacon: Let us pray;

 

Archdeacon: Blessed are you Lord God of all Creation;

We give you thanks and praise for this work we celebrate today;

for the vision that inspired it;

for the skill of those that designed and built it;

for the time, talents and gifts used in its construction;

for the village and people that supported it;

Accept this work and us to further your purposes in the world.

Blessed be God for ever.

ALL: Blessed be God for ever

 

Archdeacon: In the Faith of Christ, for the benefit of his holy church

And for our community here,

We bless and dedicate the Cedar Centre

To the greater glory of God,

In memory of Charles Winfrey,

And with grateful thanks to all who made this project possible;

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. ALL: Amen.

 

 

A drawing of one of the items of the Water Newton Treasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a votive gift cast in silver offered at a nearby early Christian Shrine. Note the Chi Rho .On the other side it is inscribed in Latin: Amcilla Votum quo (d) promisit conplevit. (Amcilla has fulfilled the vow she promised) Much of the Water Newton Treasure, including the cups and plates, was inscribed with the Chi Rho.