7 pm 20 May Dr Jane Simpson:
The Farewelling of a Home: writing and publishing a new liturgy.
Last year, as I was writing an academic article, a new liturgy was born. Unlikely as this sounds, reviewers have said that ‘The Farewelling of a Home’ is grounded in scholarship, the rigour of a poet and the restraint and beauty found in our Anglican liturgies over time. Published as a book this year, the liturgy was written to meet an expressed need, for people leaving their homes for last time. For it to be used by those who need it most I became a publisher.
I dream that every parish in our Anglican Communion and beyond will have a set of five copies to lend out each time a home is farewelled, whether after a natural disaster, when the householder is moving into a retirement village, or due to a global pandemic. You are all the potential users and I welcome your ideas and suggestions to make this new liturgy known within and beyond our shores.Jane Simpson
Dr Jane Simpson is a poet and historian based in Christchurch.
She has taught social history and religious studies in universities in Australia and New Zealand. She has two full length poetry collections and last year won awards in two international poetry competitions. Her latest book is The Farewelling of a Home: a liturgy and her website is www.poiema.co.nz
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