Hallowed Hydrangeas for Truro’s Prayer Book Society
Truro’s Prayer Book Society were more fortunate than most as the sun shone for them for their annual garden visit, which this year took them to Trist House in Veryan.
There were over 6 acres of gardens to explore, beautifully restored by their hosts Lord and Lady Lumley-Savile. It was a garden lovers delight: stately mature trees, ornate terraced herbaceous borders, hydrangeas, and an abundant vegetable garden. For those who ventured further afield, the large lily pond and tumbling ravine provided places for quiet meditation and reflection.
Presentation of Prayer Books
In the evening, we came together for Choral Evensong at St Symphorian where the Truro PBS chair, Revd Hilary Spong, presented Revd Philip Greenhalgh with a new set of Prayer books.
Revd Philip’s sermon focused around the first two lines of the Lord’s Prayer, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, using poetry and prose to emphasise the meaning of hallowed. He pointed out how all of us should adopt a reverential and respectful attitude not just to God, but to each other.
Revd Philip Greenhalgh pointed out how all of us should adopt a reverential and respectful attitude not just to God, but to each other.
It was a wonderful visit for the Truro Prayer Book Society, all of whom much appreciated the hospitality and kindness of our hosts.
By David Watson