Arms of Westminster AbbeyArms of the Ferrar familyCommemorating Nicholas Ferrar
A Service at Westminster Abbey
6.30pm Sunday 30 May

On 4 June 1626, Trinity Sunday, at the age of 34, Nicholas Ferrar was ordained a deacon in the Henry VII Chapel of Westminster Abbey, by Bishop William Laud. The Friends of Little Gidding and Westminster Abbey will commemorate this, the start of the life of prayer and devotion that Ferrar lived at Little Gidding, with a service at the Abbey on Trinity Sunday, 30 May. The service will include extracts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’s settings of George Herbert’s poetry (the words originally prepared for press by Nicholas Ferrar), and leading British poet, Ruth Padel will read from ‘Little Gidding’, T S Eliot’s poem inspired by the tiny Cambridgeshire church, which was consecrated by the life and witness of Nicholas Ferrar.

All welcome!

A Service at Westminster Abbey