In recent years we have commemorated the ordination of Nicholas Ferrar as a deacon on Trinity Sunday, 4 June 1626. This year we shall again join with Nicholas’s old college, Clare College, Cambridge, to celebrate this event with a service of Choral Evensong, followed by dinner in the college Hall, on the evening of Sunday 9 June.

Nicholas Ferrar was ordained a deacon in Westminster Abbey on Trinity Sunday, 4 June 1626, by William Laud, then Bishop of St Davids and acting-Dean of the Abbey (and later Archbishop of Canterbury who ended his life on the scaffold).

Clare College, Cambridge (of which college Nicholas was an undergraduate and subsequently a fellow) have kindly invited us to a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 9 June 2013, at 6pm. The preacher will be the Very Revd Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St St Edmundsbury. Dr Ward is a member of the committee of the Friends, and is also the Chair of the Little Gidding Trust (which owns and administers Ferrar House and the other properties to the north-west of Little Gidding church).

There will be a £10 charge for dinner, which we expect to be payable by cheque on the night, but we need to know numbers so that Clare can make appropriate preparations. Please email with names and numbers if you would like to come to dinner. (No reservation is needed for the service itself.)

Commemorating Nicholas Ferrar at Clare College