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MEMBERS of Holy Trinity, Headington are finalising the details of a Jubilee Festival to commemorate their most famous former parishioner. Clive Staples Lewis, known to his family and friends as 'Jack' was a member of the congregation at Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, for more than 30 years from the time of his conversion to Christianity until his death in November 1963.
He is buried in the churchyard at Holy Trinity.
The 'C S Lewis Jubilee Festival' will take place from 19 - 22 September 2013 and tickets for the various events are now on sale. C S Lewis is well known for his children's books 'The Chronicles of Narnia' which have sold more than 100 million copies and been translated into 47 languages.
He was a prolific author of books explaining the essence of the Christian faith, a noted authority on aspects of English poetry, a don at Magdalen College, Oxford and a professor at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Festival launches with a talk by Professor Alister McGrath who has published a new biography of Lewis to coincide with this 50th anniversary.
(See page three to see a review and the chance to win a copy. ) There will also be guided walks around C S Lewis's Headington where he lived for more than 40 years, tours of the church and the churchyard, family activities with a Narnia theme and the premiere of a new play Through the Wardrobe Door - the life of C S Lewis which intertwines extracts from the Narnia tales with stories from his life.
On Sunday 22 September both main church services at Holy Trinity will have a Lewis theme, with the evening service being a final celebration when Bishop John will preach. Full Details are available from www. cslewisjubileefestival. org or call 01865 454353.