On the feast day of St.Benedict (11 July), the father of western monasticism, we dedicated this splendid new white altar cloth. This generous gift was given in thanks giving for the lives of John Cornish and Olive Pimperton.
The new cloth is similar to the new green one with a similar cross placed centrally and images of growth and refreshment emanating from it. Superimposed on this one is one of the church’s traditional symbols of resurrection; the lamb holding a flag with a cross upon it.
White is used in church for the great festivals of which the festival of the resurrection is pre-eminent. It’s also used for some Saints’ days, among then the Blessed Virgin Mary, St.Benedict and St. Osmund who we shall celebrate on Sunday 16 July.