Corpus Christi 2022
Sermon Fr Kenneth Crawford
As Vicar of Pershore Abbey in Worcestershire (2003-2014), I presided over an enormous church which had been the worship heart for a Benedictine Monastery. Founded in 689, the Abbey dates from 972. The essence of Benedictine life for the monks was hospitality. People were welcomed and any traveller who called was provided with food and lodging to assist in the travels. There was a graciousness about that hospitality which formed the basis for mission and outreach to the whole community.
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