The Cloister Walk

Dear Friends:

You have noticed that stones from significant places in the history of the Christian Church are masoned into the arches of our Cloister Walk. Why did our congregational forbears from 1958 choose these twelve particular stones? Collectively, what do they tell us about our identity as a congregation today? I thought it would be worth a sermon series to investigate these questions. As Sally Campbell put it in her 1992 history of Kenilworth Union Church, “a walk through the cloister can be an education in the history of Christianity.” Here are the places we will visit in this series. I am hoping that you, like me, had to Google a couple of these places to discover their significance to our church.

Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

THE CLOISTER WALK SERMON SERIES

Mount Sinai
Solomon’s Quarry
Jerusalem
Nazareth
Antioch
Damascus (how relevant is that?)
Eisleben
St. Andrews
Scrooby
Leyden
Plymouth (3 of the 12 are Pilgrim Bricks)
Shadwell