Huguenots of Spitalfields Strangers' Newsletter - Issue 2
Issue 2 - Autumn 2013
Welcome to our second Strangers' Newsletter and particularly to the hundred new readers who, by subscribing, are helping to raise the profile of the Huguenots of Spitalfields.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Huguenot Footsteps: Tuesday 1st October 2pm, meet outside Christ Church Spitalfields
Sunday 27th October 3pm, Huguenot Service in Prince Edward's Chantry, Canterbury Cathedral
Tuesday 5th November 2pm, Spitalfields at the V&A, meet in the foyer
Tuesday 12th November 4-6pm, The Rector's Tour of Christ Church Spitalfields
Two Events: Thursday 14th November and Saturday 14th December, both from 11am to 2.30pm, Huguenot Heritage Centre (HHC) and The French Hospital Rochester
Saturday 16th November 10.30am, Study Day at the V&A - 'I just like beautiful things'
Tuesday 17th December, 1.10pm and Sunday 22nd December, 6.30pm, Christmas Carol Services at Christ Church Spitalfields
REMEMBERING THE HUGUENOTS
In October 1685 Louis XIV signed the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. We remember the Huguenots in their plight with one of the Intercessions said by the Pastors of the Swedish, German, Swiss and Scottish Churches in London at the Thanksgiving Service on 11 April, 2013 at Christ Church Spitalfields, during the Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival.
We thank you Lord for the example of those Protestants we remember today
WE WERE ASKED...
Where exactly are the boundaries of Spitalfields?
Are there any Huguenots buried at Christ Church?
When did Dennis Severs first open his house in Folgate Street to the public?
Why was the Edict of Nantes revoked?
Did more refugees escape to Britain than to continental Europe?
Why and how did the Huguenots in Britain receive financial relief?
Are the Royal Family descendants of Huguenots?
What other Huguenots of Spitalfields events are being planned?
WE WERE TOLD...
OUR THANKS TO...
And thank you to all those who have sent in donations ranging from £10 to £2000, including Beverley Glover, Lorraine Grey and Cleo K, to support the art fund, heritage and educational work.
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