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Today is #NationalBiscuitDay in the UK!This #Elevensies, we celebrate the humble biscuit by highlighting one of Executiv...
29/05/2021

Today is #NationalBiscuitDay in the UK!

This #Elevensies, we celebrate the humble biscuit by highlighting one of Executive Chef Rob's rather more elaborate designs - an impressive homemade tahini biscuit topper to a fresh fruit salad. Delicious and beautiful!

#VisitLambethPalace #LambethPalace #Biscuits #TimeForTea

Today is the Feast Day of St Augustine of Canterbury, the first Archbishop of Canterbury and a key founder of Christiani...
26/05/2021

Today is the Feast Day of St Augustine of Canterbury, the first Archbishop of Canterbury and a key founder of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. ⁠

St Augustine was selected by Pope Gregory I to lead a mission to the Kingdom of Kent, England, in 595AD. ⁠

This moment is depicted on the ceiling of the Palace's Chapel. The scene in Leonard Rosomon's 'From Darkness to Light' is the start of the narrative and represents the beginnings of the Church of England. ⁠

#StAugustineCanterbury #FeastDay #DioceseofCanterbury #KentHistory #LambethPalace #VisitLambethPalace⁠

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Detail of first vault scene, 'From Darkness to Light', 1988, by Leonard Rosomon OBE RA

Sending a special thank you today to our friends at Spring Gardens Nursery, Lambeth. ⁠⁠They joined us for our National G...
25/05/2021

Sending a special thank you today to our friends at Spring Gardens Nursery, Lambeth. ⁠

They joined us for our National Garden Scheme opening last week, braving the rain and thunder, to bring some garden inspiration to us all. ⁠

#SpringGardensNursery #NationalGardenScheme #PlantsofInstagram #Lambeth #LambethPalace #LambethPalaceGarden #VisitLambethPalace

On this Pentecost Sunday, we look to the South-West Window in the Lambeth Palace Chapel. Pentecost (meaning 50 days) com...
23/05/2021

On this Pentecost Sunday, we look to the South-West Window in the Lambeth Palace Chapel. Pentecost (meaning 50 days) commemorates the day that the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles 50 days after Easter Sunday.

In the detail of the centre light, we see St Peter with six other disciples with their hands in a position of prayer. Tongues of fire rest on the head of each disciple; at this point they were all ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’ (The Acts of the Apostles 2 v 4)

The Descent of The Holy Spirit on the Disciples, as described in The Acts of the Apostles chapter 2, is shown in the centre light. Above are representations of the Trinitarian Godhead: the right hand of God the Father, the sacred monogram XP of God the Son and the dove of the Holy Spirit. Below are representations of the Armoury of the Church: the open book the Scriptures, the Chalice the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and the globe with streams of water the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. On either side of the centre light are the two Old Testament types: The giving of the Law to Moses on the left (Exodus 34) and Elijah calling down fire from Heaven on the right (1 Kings 18 v 30-40).

Full details may be seen on the Archbishop’s website at Lambeth Palace Chapel Story of Salvation:
https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/sites/abc/files/2019-10/Story-Salvation-Nov-14.pdf

Designed by Carl Edwards (1914-1985)
Photography by Brian Ellis (1947-2018)

Many thanks to James Thomson, Lambeth Palace volunteer, for his assistance and guidance when creating this post.

#VisitLambethPalace #Pentecost2021 #StainedGlass #Pentecost #LambethPalace #London

At Lambeth Palace, we are blessed with a beautiful Crypt Chapel which is open to staff and visitors. The Crypt Chapel is...
21/05/2021

At Lambeth Palace, we are blessed with a beautiful Crypt Chapel which is open to staff and visitors. The Crypt Chapel is a place of daily worship for communities at the Palace, but also is a quiet sanctuary to whomever needs it throughout the day.

On this #WorldMeditationDay, we give thanks for this important space and the peace, prayer, and meditation it facilitates.

#WorldMeditationDay2021 #VisitLambethPalace #LambethPalace #Prayer #Meditation #Spirituality #Healing #Peace #London #HistoricVenue

At Lambeth Palace, we are blessed with a beautiful Crypt Chapel which is open to staff and visitors. The Crypt Chapel is a place of daily worship for communities at the Palace, but also is a quiet sanctuary to whomever needs it throughout the day.

On this #WorldMeditationDay, we give thanks for this important space and the peace, prayer, and meditation it facilitates.

#WorldMeditationDay2021 #VisitLambethPalace #LambethPalace #Prayer #Meditation #Spirituality #Healing #Peace #London #HistoricVenue

#OnThisDay in 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, was executed.Seventeen days prior it is said that Archbi...
19/05/2021

#OnThisDay in 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, was executed.
Seventeen days prior it is said that Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and family friend of the Boleyns, was summoned by Thomas Cromwell, to await the King's pleasure. On the following day he consoled Anne on her impending imprisonment and subsequent ex*****on at the Tower of London, while both in the chapel at Lambeth Palace. Earlier, it was in the long gallery of Lambeth Palace that sentence was given in 1533 stating the validity of the marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, subsequently sealing her fate. Only Cranmer risked King Henry VIII's displeasure and spoke out on her behalf.

#VisitLambethPalace #HistoricVenue #LambethPalace #LeadingVenues #AnneBoleyn #Tudors

Some lovely photos from our special opening this evening as part of the National Garden Scheme.⁠⁠Thank you to our amazin...
17/05/2021

Some lovely photos from our special opening this evening as part of the National Garden Scheme.⁠

Thank you to our amazing volunteers for their help today.

#NationalGardenScheme #SpringTime #LambethPalace #VisitLambethPalace

After a spell of rain, the Gardens are looking beautiful today.⁠We look forward to welcoming visitors for the National G...
17/05/2021

After a spell of rain, the Gardens are looking beautiful today.⁠
We look forward to welcoming visitors for the National Garden Scheme opening this evening. ⁠

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our opening times have changed to 5pm - 8pm, with last entry at 7pm. ⁠ We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.⁠

Tickets will be available to purchase at our main gate in Morton's Tower. A short wait may be required at the gate, to help manage visitor numbers and maintain social distancing. ⁠

#NationalGardenScheme #VisitLambethPalace

This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we shine a light on our amazing Mental Health First Aiders. ⁠⁠Trained staff volunteers a...
14/05/2021

This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we shine a light on our amazing Mental Health First Aiders. ⁠

Trained staff volunteers are on hand to support the Palace community. They help people who may be experiencing issues which may impact on their mental health or lead to emotional distress.⁠

We are grateful for their kind support in times of need.⁠

#Thankyou #MentalWellbeing #LambethPalace⁠

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The accompanying photo shows a detail of "He Has the Whole World in His Hands", a sculpture by Anne Mimi Sammis on display in the Palace Atrium. Photograph by Alex Baker Photography

This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we shine a light on our amazing Mental Health First Aiders. ⁠

Trained staff volunteers are on hand to support the Palace community. They help people who may be experiencing issues which may impact on their mental health or lead to emotional distress.⁠

We are grateful for their kind support in times of need.⁠

#Thankyou #MentalWellbeing #LambethPalace⁠

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The accompanying photo shows a detail of "He Has the Whole World in His Hands", a sculpture by Anne Mimi Sammis on display in the Palace Atrium. Photograph by Alex Baker Photography

13/05/2021

For #NationalVegetarianWeek, Chef Fred has been working in the kitchen to create a fantastic veggie twist on a traditional Japanese dish. Sukiyaki is extremely popular in Japan, and is served in the nabemono (Japanese hot pot) style. Hearty and filling, yet loaded with fresh ingredients, this dish promises to deliver good food with a kick.

SUKIYAKI - VEGETARIAN MODIFICATION
Preparation 25 min Servings: 4
Ingredients:
• 4x shiitake mushrooms
• 1x red onion
• 3x spring onion sliced thinly (keep some on the side for the garnish)
• 200g of firm tofu sliced into thin pieces
• 2x package of Udon noodles or 200g of dried noodles
• 1,5l of vegetable broth (use a stock cube or homemade stock)
• 4tablespoons of soy sauce
• 4 tablespoons of sake or mirin wine
• 400g of tender stem broccoli (blanched)
• Sesame or vegetable oil for frying
• 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
• 1 a teaspoon of chilli seeds or as a substitute use chilli sauce
• 4 medium free-range eggs

METHOD OF PREPARATION:
1. First to prepare the vegetables.
Cut off the stem from the shiitake mushrooms and then slice them thinly. Thinly slice the red onion and the spring onion. Cut the firm block of tofu into half and then slice the tofu blocks into similar size pieces and set aside. Then, clean the tender stem broccoli of the leaves and trim the stems into the same length.

2. Set a pan with water to boil and drop the Udon noodles inside. Boil according to package instructions (timings can vary depending on what noodles type or manufacturer you choose to use). Once finished, drain the noodles and set them aside.

3. To prepare the vegetable stock, you can use a stock cube or a pre-made stock. If using a stock cube, set a pan with 1,5 litres of water and then transfer the stock cube inside. Let the stock cube dissolve and stir well. Set on a medium to low heat and slowly bring to the low boil. Once boiling lower the heat to a minimum and move to the next steps.

4. Set a frying pan on medium to high heat. Once the pan is hot, add a bit of oil. Place the sliced tofu inside the pan and pan-fry until each side is golden. (60-90 seconds on each side). Pan-fried tofu set aside and move to the next step.

5. Take the same frying pan and add a little bit more oil. Then take the red onion and spring onion (keep some chopped spring onion on the side for the garnish) and gently fry for 1 minute. Next add sliced shiitake mushrooms. Fry for an additional 1 minute and then add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and sake. If you are unable to source sake, you can substitute with mirin wine. Also, add 1 teaspoon of chilli seeds or chilli sauce. Mix together well and remove the vegetables from the pan into a small bowl.


6. To blanch the broccoli, set a pan with water to boil and add a pinch of salt inside. Once water is boiling drop the tender stem broccoli inside and submerge underwater for 30 seconds. Then drain the water and set broccoli aside.

7. To build the dish, divide the warm stock into 4 bowls. Divide the udon noodles into 4 portions and add to the bowls with stock. Divide into equal amounts the onion and mushroom mix and set on the top. Using the same process, repeat with the tofu and broccoli.

8. To prepare the sunny side egg, get a frying pan on medium to low heat and add enough vegetable oil to lightly coat the bottom of a large pan (1 tablespoon). Crack the eggs into the pan, as the oil gets hotter you will notice the colour change in the eggs. If oil is spitting then it means it is too hot. Cook until the tops of whites are set but the yolk is still runny. Once the eggs are ready, take the pan off the heat and take the eggs out using the spatula. Place the eggs on the top of your sukiyaki and top with a pinch of pepper and salt.

9. To garnish and decorate the dish, add half of the leftover chopped spring onion and set a pan on high heat, once hot add 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and toast for 30 seconds, then remove and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on the top.

10. Enjoy!

This Ascension Day, we look to the South Side of the Lambeth Palace Chapel. Here, the middle window depicts The Ascensio...
13/05/2021

This Ascension Day, we look to the South Side of the Lambeth Palace Chapel. Here, the middle window depicts The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the centre light. On either side are Old Testament types, foretelling the Ascension: to the left the taking up of Enoch into Heaven (Genesis 5 vv 21 – 24) and to the right the taking up of Elijah into Heaven (2 Kings 2 vv 1 – 14

In the central light, we see Our Lord ascending with his feet, showing the crucifixion wounds, resting on a small cloud. He wears a cruciform halo and the purple pattern to the left and right of his head indicates Heaven. There are two small angels ‘escorting’ Jesus. Below, the Blessed Virgin Mary and seven disciples are seen raising their hands – Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards Heaven? (Acts of the Apostles 1 v 11).

Full details may be seen on the Archbishop’s website at Lambeth Palace Chapel Story of Salvation:
https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/sites/abc/files/2019-10/Story-Salvation-Nov-14.pdf

Designed by Carl Edwards (1914-1985)
Photography by Brian Ellis (1947-2018)

Many thanks to James Thomson, Lambeth Palace volunteer, for his assistance and guidance when creating this post.

#VisitLambethPalace #Ascension2021 #StainedGlass #Ascension #LambethPalace #London

To our followers celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, may this Eid be the beginning of another successful year in your life. Eid Mub...
12/05/2021

To our followers celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, may this Eid be the beginning of another successful year in your life. Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones.⁠

This evening we share photos from a special Iftar meal at Lambeth Palace, which the Archbishop of Canterbury shared in 2016 with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, and 100 young Londoners from across communities and faiths. ⁠

#EidMubarek #Iftar #JoinTogether #MinistryLife #VisitLambethPalace #LambethPalace

Upcoming National Garden Scheme Evening at Lambeth Palace.We will be opening the Palace Gardens this Monday 17th May fro...
11/05/2021

Upcoming National Garden Scheme Evening at Lambeth Palace.

We will be opening the Palace Gardens this Monday 17th May from 5pm - 9pm, last entry at 8pm, for visitors to enjoy the spring planting. ⁠

Funds raised from tickets will be donated to the National Garden Scheme's 2021 charity partners.⁠

We recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available on the National Garden Scheme website - ngs.org.uk/view-garden/2418 ⁠

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardens.⁠

#GardensofInstagram #NationalGardenScheme #LambethPalace #VisitLambethPalace

Upcoming National Garden Scheme Evening at Lambeth Palace.

We will be opening the Palace Gardens this Monday 17th May from 5pm - 9pm, last entry at 8pm, for visitors to enjoy the spring planting. ⁠

Funds raised from tickets will be donated to the National Garden Scheme's 2021 charity partners.⁠

We recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available on the National Garden Scheme website - ngs.org.uk/view-garden/2418 ⁠

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardens.⁠

#GardensofInstagram #NationalGardenScheme #LambethPalace #VisitLambethPalace

Today is the start of #CoeliacAwarenessWeek in the UK. Coeliac disease affects one in 100 people. It is an auto-immune c...
10/05/2021

Today is the start of #CoeliacAwarenessWeek in the UK. Coeliac disease affects one in 100 people. It is an auto-immune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks its own healthy tissue when gluten is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means the body can’t properly absorb nutrients from food. ⁠

Our Head Chef creates menu options to cater to all needs. A new addition for 2021 is a gluten-free and vegan version of cream and jam scones. A beautiful light alternative for Afternoon Tea.⁠

#ShineaLightonCoeliac #GlutenFree #TeaTime #VeganTreats

Today is the start of #CoeliacAwarenessWeek in the UK. Coeliac disease affects one in 100 people. It is an auto-immune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks its own healthy tissue when gluten is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means the body can’t properly absorb nutrients from food. ⁠

Our Head Chef creates menu options to cater to all needs. A new addition for 2021 is a gluten-free and vegan version of cream and jam scones. A beautiful light alternative for Afternoon Tea.⁠

#ShineaLightonCoeliac #GlutenFree #TeaTime #VeganTreats

Upcoming National Garden Scheme Evening at Lambeth Palace.We will be opening the Palace Gardens on Monday 17th May from ...
06/05/2021

Upcoming National Garden Scheme Evening at Lambeth Palace.

We will be opening the Palace Gardens on Monday 17th May from 5pm - 9pm, last entry at 8pm, for visitors to enjoy the spring planting. ⁠

Funds raised from tickets will be donated to the National Garden Scheme's 2021 charity partners.⁠

We recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available on the National Garden Scheme website - ngs.org.uk/view-garden/2418 ⁠

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardens.⁠

#GardensofInstagram #NationalGardenScheme #LambethPalace #VisitLambethPalace

Upcoming National Garden Scheme Evening at Lambeth Palace.

We will be opening the Palace Gardens on Monday 17th May from 5pm - 9pm, last entry at 8pm, for visitors to enjoy the spring planting. ⁠

Funds raised from tickets will be donated to the National Garden Scheme's 2021 charity partners.⁠

We recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available on the National Garden Scheme website - ngs.org.uk/view-garden/2418 ⁠

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardens.⁠

#GardensofInstagram #NationalGardenScheme #LambethPalace #VisitLambethPalace

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