C.S. Lewis Honored in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey

C.S. Lewis in Poet's Corner at Westminster AbbeyThis story may be coming later than I intended, but we had personal family matters to attend to that took up all of our time for a while.  However, I feel that it’s an important one to report on anyway.  As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Christians worldwide are remembering a beloved and renowned defender of their faith who died the same day.

In London, Westminster Abbey held a service to dedicate a Memorial to C.S. Lewis, the writer, scholar, and apologist. It was led by The Dean of Westminster The Very Reverend Dr. John Hall.  Lewis joins writers such as Charles Dickens, Samuel Butler, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte who have also been given memorials there.

Lewis died from renal failure on Nov. 22, 1963, a week shy of his 65th birthday.  Last Sunday, a commemorative service was held at Holy Trinity Church in Oxford, where Lewis worshiped for 30 years.

The engraving on the memorial reads: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”


Further Reading:

Westminster Abbey – C.S. Lewis

Westminster Abbey – Poet’s Corner

One Response to “C.S. Lewis Honored in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey”

  1. Christopher Attwood says:

    You can actually see some short clips from this memorial service thanks to a recent C S Lewis biographical documentary presented by A N Wilson. Go to the webpage http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jrw5j for further details. I only came to learn about this documentary about an hour before its first broadcast. It is worth watching should you be interested in famous life histories.

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