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ST OSYTH DAY EVENSONG SERVICE IN THE PRIORY CHAPEL 2014.

This rather ‘difficult to see’ photograph was taken from the doorway of the chapel, with whatever light was available, as the service was coming to its conclusion.


Once again, courtesy of the Sargeant Family, the village celebrated Saint Osyth’s Day the 7th October, in the Chapel within the walls of the ancient Priory, where a service has been celebrated virtually every year since 1900, when the tradition began.
The village residents look forward to this service each year as it welds the links between the Priory, the village and the Saint who’s name the village bears. This year the small chapel was full to overflowing with every seat taken, people standing inside and people listening in the doorway


The service was taken by our Assistant Curate, Rev’d Eddie Howson

Photographer could not resist taking a picture
of the magnificent ‘Fan Vaulted’ ceiling
dating from 1230-40

When the service concluded, I asked the congregation to pause for a while outside the Chapel so that I could record most of those attending today with this photograph. Unfortunately it appears some of the congregation were still ‘trapped’ inside the Chapel.


There is certainly something about attending a service in the Chapel of a former monastery dedicated to a lady slain by Viking invaders, after being dragged from a nunnery and butchered, all this several hundred years before the first stone of the Augustinian Monastery was even laid on the site.
This year we even enjoyed a break in the rain of the previous few days and the large congregation enjoyed both an uplifting service in most historic surroundings.
The history here is bigger than all of us, who individually can treasure it as ours! Even the television’s ‘Time Team’ came here to our village in February 2005 to broadcast a programme they entitled “Lost Centuries of St Osyth”, spreading our history far and wide.

M.J.T.
10/10/14


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