Evening of Music and Song in memory of Cecil Frances Alexander in Christ Church, Strabane
On Friday 12th October 2018, Christ Church, Strabane will be the setting for an evening of music, presentation and song, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Cecil Frances Alexander.
The evening will recount the story of a truly remarkable lady, whose spiritual and charitable contributions touched many, not only in the Strabane and District area but further afield. Cecil Frances Alexander is renowned worldwide for her famous hymns and poems.
However, Christ Church Strabane can lay special claim to some very close links with the famous hymn writer/poet, who married Rev. William Alexander in the old parish church at Patrick Street in 1850. Her marriage certificate and the communion chalice used by her at her wedding remain in the parish to this day. The Rev. William Alexander later became Rector of Christ Church in 1860.
Cecil Frances Alexander also penned the hymn used at the consecration of the current church on the Bowling Green in 1879. Christ Church can also boast that its great East Window was dedicated by Cecil Frances Alexander and her siblings in memory of their mother and father.
The evening will commence at 7.30pm and music will be led by Mr Roy Adams MBE.
Everyone is welcome to attend.