Situated on the west wall above the Vestry door. It was researched and designed by Mrs. Thelma Peake and produced by St. Margaret’s Tapestry Group. It was inspired by the hymn ‘It came upon the midnight clear’ using the lines:
“Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
O hush the noise of mortal strife
And hear the angels sing!”
It tells the story of the spread of Christianity from Bethlehem to Betley.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
|Saint Chad, also called Ceadda, (died March 2, 672, Lichfield, Mercia, England; feast day, March 2), monastic founder, abbot, and first bishop of Lichfield, who is credited with the Christianisation of the ancient English kingdom of Mercia.</td|
|St Bede - also known as the Venerable Bede - is widely regarded as the greatest of all the Anglo-Saxon scholars. He wrote around 40 books mainly dealing with theology and history.|
|William Caxton (c. 1422 – c. 1491) was an English merchant, diplomat, and writer. He is thought to be the first person to introduce a printing press into England, in 1476, and as a printer was the first English retailer of printed books.|
|John Wesley was an English cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, founded Methodism|
Yet with the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the angel-strain have rolled Two thousand years of wrong; And man, at war with man, hears not The love-song which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife, And hear the angels sing.
|Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC, DStJ was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. (Wikipedia) Born: 12 May 1820, Florence, Italy Died: 13 August 1910, Mayfair, London|
|The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church and an international charitable organisation structured in a quasi military fashion. (Wikipedia) Founded: 1865 Founders: William Booth, Catherine Booth|