To mark the 50th anniversary of CS Lewis’ death one year from today (22 November), a memorial stone will be set up in his honour in Westminster Abbey in London. The memorial will be set up in “Poets’ Corner”, a section of the South Transept where a number of great British writers are buried or commemorated. Geoffrey Chaucer himself is interred there as are Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens. Writers commemorated there include John Keats, Jane Austen and TS Eliot. Now CS Lewis is to be recognised among these greats. Vernon White, Canon Theologian of the Abbey is quoted in a BBC article as describing Lewis as an “extraordinarily imaginative and rigorous thinker and writer” who “was able to convey the Christian faith in a way that made it both credible and attractive to a wide range of people”. The unveiling of the memorial will be accompanied by a two day conference and thanksgiving service on 21 and 22 November 2013.
- BBC source article
- For more information on the project visit the dedicated website: http://lewisinpoetscorner.com/information.php
(Information on Poets’ Corner from Wikipedia)
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