Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045-1093, Feast Day 16th November), also known as Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess and a Scottish queen. Margaret was sometimes called ‘The Pearl of Scotland’. Born in exile in the Kingdom of Hungary, she was the sister of...
St Ambrose of Milan

St Ambrose of Milan

The Feast Day of St Ambrose is the 7th of December. He was born in 339 and died in 397 in Milan, Italy. He is a very important Father of the Church and is notable for his influence on Augustine of Hippo. Augustine, who was fifteen years his junior, heard Ambrose...
St Crispin and Crispinian

St Crispin and Crispinian

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now a-bed shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here, And...
Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary

In August the Church of England Common Worship lectionary provides for the Festival day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, – 15 August to be precise. One of the interesting principles upon which Common Worship was fashioned was ecumenical consensus; hence the switch to...