On 15 November, 30 ladies joined the Master's Consort for her Ladies’ Lunch
On 15 November, 30 ladies joined me for my Ladies’ Lunch. We met in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral for a welcome coffee.
I have enjoyed sewing most of my life. In more recent times I have concentrated on patchwork and have taken great pleasure in making quilts for Linus charity, a charity for sick children.
Wanting to use this subject as my theme, what better way of seeing sewing skills put into practice than in the Vestment room at St Paul’s.
We were ushered to the choir stalls where a collection of vestments were displayed. We were then treated to a wonderfully interesting and informative talk from the Vestment Verger.
The Vestment Verger at St Paul's (l) and the Reverend Prebendary Jeremy Crossley
This hour-long talk covered all aspects of copes, the chasubles and vestments, describing their history and the significance of their colours and the stories behind the designs.
The collection included recent additions and we were shown one, of a number, of vestments made up for the wedding of HRH Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
The visit concluded with a convivial lunch in the Wren Room which met the purpose of the ladies’ lunch, enabling us all to spend some time together.
I would like to thank Reverend Jeremy Crossley and our Clerk Misha Hebel for helping me to set up this event.