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King’s College Chapel

Day 68

From Oxford to Cambridge, England

Friday, June 12, 2015

Today Mary and I reluctantly left Oxford and headed to Cambridge via bus.  I fell in love with Oxford.  It was hard to leave all the history and richness we discovered there.  We traveled on a coach bus and its high seats allowed us to enjoyed the scenic countryside of England.  We saw many lush green pastures with sheep grazing.  It was the iconic picture of England.  We also saw windmill farms and pastures with solar panels.  The old and new mixed were together.  Our bus ride was a little under four hours snd we arrived in Cambridge by 1:30 p.m.

After settling into our hotel room, we walked to King’s Parade Street to see King’s College.  We wanted to attend Evensong in the historic chapel and hear the best choir in the world, the Choir of Men and Boys of King’s College Cambridge. They did not disappoint.  The voices of these men and boys blend together in such a perfect way.  Theirs is a rich sound that seems as if ithey are one voice yet each voice is distinctly heard.  What a gift to be in the place they call home and hear them in person.  I have been so greatly blessed!

Please pray for Mary.  She has been a trooper but her life is not easy.   For example, during Evensong, while the choir was singing, I accidentally sent our bulletin sailing across the chapel floor.  It was a full house and we were two yards from the choir.  Oh well, what’s a country preacher to do but smile and go on.

The choir sang two Psalms  They were Psalm 64 and Psalm 65.  The last verse of Psalm 65 is this:

The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with corn: they shout for joy and sing.

I count it all joy,

Pastor Vallerie

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