Download a copy of the February 2021 newsletter from the Friends of Little Gidding here:
There is news about the latest restoration work on Little Gidding Church; reflections on a visit just before the first covid lockdown in March 2020; an article on Nicholas Ferrar, the Virginia Company, and the slave trade; and a provisional calendar for 2021.
As we look ahead with a little more optimism we are being realistic about what can be confidently planned in 2021 and this unfortunately affects this year’s Pilgrimage and Eliot Festival. We are planning another “online Pilgrimage” in September, and are pleased to say that Malcolm Guite has agreed to lead the Pilgrimage in May 2022, when we hope and pray that we will all be able to meet again.
Nicholas Ferrar and his family left London and moved to Little Gidding at a time when London was suffering a major outbreak of the plague, and they ever after gave thanks for their delivery from the twin disasters of plague and financial ruin. In these strange times their experience has become once more an example to us all.