Today dawned clear and bright, and reached a high around 45oF. We all keep an eye on the weather at Calvin College, and are additionally grateful to be here. We worshipped at 9:30 a.m. with All Souls’ Church, Langham Place, a thriving, multiculturally diverse congregation in the evangelical branch of the Church of England. After worship, we caught a double-decker bus to St. Paul’s Cathedral where we worshipped at the 11:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist service with the 12-men Vicar’s Choir (no Boys’ Choir today). The cathedral was visually and acoustically resplendid. After worship, we gathered to reflect briefly on our different worship services.
Via bus and tube, we made our way to Camden Market and Locks. The “Locks” refer to two locks on the canal at Camden that are interconnected to canals that cross England and even London, allowing people to live and travel on long, low, narrow houseboats. The markets are countless small booths, hundreds clustered adjacent to each other, hawking a wide variety of ethnic foods, souvenirs, clothes, shoes and boots, jewelry, tattoos, and even some drug paraphernalia. On weekends, it is inundated with commoners and tourists.
Photographs, L to R: A-Sanctuary of All Souls’ Church, Langham Place, B-Camden Market and Locks