Thursday, September 4, 2008

a commemoration...

of Robert Wolfall, vicar of West Harptree, Somerset, in the diocese of Bath and Wells, who on this date celebrated the mystery of Christ's passion, death and resurrection in the rite of Holy Communion on Winter Furnace Island, just off Baffin Island, in the Canadian Arctic.

Vicar Wolfall was chaplain to the third voyage of Martin Frobisher to the Arctic.

This celebration was the first Anglican Eucharist on Canadian soil...

6 comments:

Chunklets said...

That's neat! Richard Hakluyt records that Robert Wolfall had "very towardly children," which apparently was a good thing!

Crimson Rambler said...

speaking as the mother of "very towardly children," I am all in favour of it!!!!! (he also had, "a very honest woman to his wife," did you note?)

Auntie Knickers said...

I'll need to forward this to Onkel Hankie Pants, who gave a talk about the Northwest Passage at Family Camp this summer, and reads widely about polar exploration.

Chorus said...

Well, I've always felt towardly.

Rev.Dulce said...

Sounds like things are looking up in "Crimson" land.

We have a person in my city who is specializing in stealing stuff from churches, while they are open for business.

It is making it hard to have to lock up every time you leave your office.

Hope things continue to get better.

EmJayDee said...

I love these stories of amazing people. Part of our 'great cloud of witnesses'. The snippets about his family sound good too!