Commemorative Plaque, Service at St Anne's, Soho and Quarter Peal at St Nicholas, Witham

A service celebrating the life and work of Dorothy L. Sayers was held at St Anne’s Church, Soho on 16 December.  Our Patron, Bishop Richard, Baron Chartres, presided, supported by the Rev’d Simon Buckley, Rector of St Anne’s and member Rev’d Alan Jesson, who prepared the service. DLS was a Church warden at St Anne’s.

Readings, music and prayers, as well as an address by our Patron, were followed by the dedication of the plaque and tea. Pippa Westoby was commissioned by the Society to carve the plaque.

The plaque is now installed in the garden at St. Anne’s (see below) where all can see it.

On Sunday, 17 December, a Quarter Peal was rung at St Nicolas Church, Witham, the town in which DLS lived for many years. Details as follows:

Ladies Guild

Witham, Essex

St Nicolas

Sunday, 17 December 2017 (15–3–12 in E)

1260 St Nicholas Bob Doubles

1        Sue Stephens

2        Wendy Godden

3        Valerie Banwell

4        Helen Webb

5        Janet Garnett (C)

6        Vanessa E Webster

Rung by members of the Ladies Guild on the 60th anniversary of the death of Dorothy L Sayers, at Witham where she lived from 1929 - 1957, in celebration of her life. Also in memory of Bernard Palmer of Witham, an enthusiastic supporter of the Dorothy L Sayers Society.

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