'Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness'
The feeding frenzy
Sunday 8th October, within the Octave of the Feast of St Faith of Aquitaine, Virgin and Martyr and patron of our church,
has for very many years seen a High Mass of St Faith in her honour and in celebration of over a century of worship within our walls.
2017 was no exception and, as in recent years, we were happy to welcome members of the other Waterloo Anglican Churches,
from our partner in the United Benefice, St Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park and from neighbouring Christ Church and St John's.
After a splendid and colourful service, some 50 or so of us sat down to an equally splendid meal in the church hall.
A sumptuous hot meal was served to each table, with puddings and coffee and wine to wash it down.
As always, the St Faith's catering ladies did us proud.
The photos tell a story of good food and good company. As the afternoon drew to a close, there were presentations
to Jenny and Michael Raynor to round off another memorable patronal celebration.
In our day of thanksgiving one prayer let us offer
For the saints who before us have found their reward;
When the shadow of death fell upon them, we sorrowed,
But now we rejoice that they rest in the Lord.
These stones that have echoed their praises are holy,
And dear is the ground where their feet have once trod;
Yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims,
And still they were seeking the city of God.
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