Friday 22 November 2013

Celebration ~ C.S. Lewis, Westminster Abbey

Narnia-like lamp post with tree reflections ...

There will be a special service today at noon in Westminster Abbey to dedicate a memorial to C.S. Lewis, creator of The Chronicles of Narnia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Lewis as scholar, apologist and writer. The preacher will be the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who is also author of The Lion's World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia. The Abbey choir will sing a newly commissioned anthem, a setting of Lewis’s poem 'Love’s As Warm As Tears'.

A memorial stone will be unveiled in Poets' Corner.

The Order of Service can be found here

The event forms part of a symposium marking Lewis's achievements and celebrating his career as one of the 20th century's most notable Christian writers and thinkers. 
  • BBC report on the C.S. Lewis anniversary in Northern Ireland
  • BBC report: Professor Alister McGrath on the religious symbolism behind The Chronicles of Narnia
  • BBC pictures: CS Lewis and his world

Westminster Abbey

1 comment:

Belva Rae Staples said...

Thanks for sharing this, Caroline. C.S. Lewis will remain a favorite for those who love fantasy.