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Window on the world of Narnia, in Oxford
10:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
AFTER months of preparation, an Oxford church is celebrating its most famous parishioner this weekend.
Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry is celebrating the life and work of CS Lewis, who worshipped at the church for 30 years, with a series of events.
The author, who lived in Risinghurst, is most famous for his Chronicles of Narnia series.
The Rev Tim Stead, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, said: “We have sold out three of the four ticketed events.
“People in the parish are very proud of the connection and there are a lot of pilgrims who come here to see where he is sat and where he is buried.”
The church has planned a Narnia-themed fun day at The Coach House in Quarry Road today and an adventure walk round the CS Lewis Nature Reserve near the author’s former home tomorrow, while The Mason’s Arms has created a special beer called Jack’s Delight especially for the festival.
Today and tomorrow there will be a three-mile walk from Bury Knowle Park at 9.45am taking in various Lewis haunts around Headington.
There are also guided tours around the church, with its Narnia window dedicated to the author, and the churchyard at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm.
For more information visit cslewisjubileefestival.org
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