Day 21: Evensong, Dinner with Students, and Dessert

We had a quiet morning at the flat. While James prepared for his afternoon class, the kids jumped outside and played inside.

After class, James and Erin went on a quick shopping trip.

Evensong at Christ Church College

Well, it’s Monday and that can only mean one thing: evensong with the big group!

We got back from our shopping trip just in time to head to evensong at Christ Church College. This marks the second time we attended evensong there.

The college was beautiful as ever.

We waited outside of the sanctuary before being led inside.

Even though we had seen the church before, it was still amazing to see.

Here the students get ready for evensong. It turns out that during the break between terms, the choir gets Mondays off, so it was not a sung evensong and therefore demanded much more audience participation. So we had a lot of responsive readings. It was great and very participatory!

John and Laura talk quietly before the service starts.

The north facing stained glass window was amazing: a depiction of St. George slaying the dragon.

On the way out, we saw this dedication to the famous philosopher, John Locke:

After evensong, the students talked outside for a few moments before heading back to the houses.

When we got back, we hosted the final group of students for dinner. It was a very fun time and great conversation.

Then we went upstairs to the common room and met everyone for a time of discussion about our recent trip to the Peaks District and our upcoming second free travel weekend. Erin made dessert again for the students: black forrest dump cake with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious! We had a great time talking about our upcoming travels.

Now it’s off to bed.

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