Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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 We are off to the Temple early this morning so I won't have time for my regular daybook post.  I will save that for tomorrow when I have more time. Sorry to disappoint anyone who has come here looking for that today!

We haven't been to the Temple since before Todd started with his treatments. It will be really nice to once more be sitting within its walls, partaking of the beautiful spirit which we find there.  Away from wordly cares and worries.  A little bit of heaven here on earth . . .



The Preston England Temple is the 52nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS Church took root in Preston, Lancashire, when the first Mormon missionaries arrived in 1837.



The first  Baptisms into the Church in the UK took place in the River Ribble, near Preston . . . on the 30th of July, 1837, only 10 days after the missionaries arrived here, witnessed by several thousand curious people on the banks of the river. In fact the Preston Ward is the church's oldest continuous congregation, having been founded in 1837.  If, in the early days of the church, its members had been encouraged to bloom where they were planted, the UK would now be like the Utah of the world, and probably the church head quarters.  Many, many North American Latter Day Saints can trace their roots right back here to the UK.  I find the history of the church in the UK to be quite interesting.  If you would like to read more about it, you can find it here.  It's really quite fascinating. 


Several years ago the church did a presentation on the grounds of the Preston Temple, called the British Pageant. Entitled "Truth Will Prevail" it is the heartfelt story of the arrival of the first Missionaries to the UK told through story, music and dance.  It was just wonderful. My friend Carolyn acted in it.


Its being put on again this year.

  • Tuesday 1st August - Saturday 5th August nightly at 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 8th August - Saturday 12th August nightly at 8.00pm
  • Matinee Performances - Saturday 5th, Friday 11th & Saturday 12th at 3.00pm
Anyone who went to the last one thoroughly enjoyed it and attendance is free of charge, but you do need a ticket to go.  If you are interested you can find out more here.   It really is wonderfully done.

And with that I best be off here and getting my face on/dressed/etc.!

A thought to carry with you . . .

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 *.˛.°The relationship with yourself
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relationship you have.
~Jane Travis •。★★ 。* 。

Spiritual Enlightenment


 In The English Kitchen today . . .  Beef Casserole with Horseradish Dumplings. This is delicious. The dumplings are like little horseradish filled swiss roll biscuits baked on top of the finished stew.  Quite simply fabulous!

Hope your Tuesday goes well.  See you tomorrow, don't forget!


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7 comments:

Tracy said...

Happy day out and at your Temple, Marie! Very much enjoyed learning more about your church. :))) ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

Suze said...

Enjoy your day at the Temple. I pray that you return home safely and feel totally refreshed. I am stiff and sore today. I am blaming yesterday's accident. I had another near miss while driving. It left Beth and PIp stunned that I moved so quickly to keep us safe from another driver who failed to give way and entered a main road in the most dangerous way. I felt God or his angels were very close today. I think I would not have coped if I had another accident today.

God bless you and keep you sweet friend.

La Table De Nana said...

Enjoy your day...it is a sad one

Marie Rayner said...

It is a very sad day here in the U.K. Ladies. I was very grateful to be able to spend it at the .Temple. Hearts are breaking here but we will not be broken. Please keep the people on .Manchester and the UK in your thoughts and prayers. Xoxo

LeAnn said...

Oh my dear friend, I am so happy that you and Todd are on your way to the temple. I love the temple so much. I miss working in it. We don't get to go weekly like we used too and I miss that a lot.
I loved the history of the Preston Temple. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the link.
I wish we could see the pageant; I'm sure it is spectacular. Maybe someday we will get to England; it's a wish.
Have a sweet day and I will be thinking about you being there.
Sending love and hugs~

Sybil said...

Hope that you had a lovely day at the Temple yesterday Marie...and that Todd is not too exhausted, or you for that matter. Will pop back in later to see what your day was like, ( I have popped in just to see if Wednesday's wrods were up.)

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks LeAnn! We had a great day at the Temple. It was the perfect time to feel of the Spirit, mind you every time you can feel of the spirit it is a perfect time. xoxo

Thanks Sybil. We were quite tired when we got home, but it was nice. xoxo