Wednesday Holy Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 11 am - In Person
November 17th, we will commemorate Hugh of Lincoln - Bishop, 1200.
Legend of the Swan of Stow
Hugh loved animals and birds. He had a Swan which lived in the moat, and when he walked near to the moat the swan would come to him and put its head up the BishopÂs sleeve, so that he might caress it. It fed from HughÂs hand, and would swim along in the water while the Bishop walked on the pathway by the moat.
It used to go off into the Fens, sometimes, but it always returned to Hugh. Indeed, once or twice, the return of the Swan was at the same time as the return of the Bishop from a Lenten Retreat, so that folks used to say that the coming of the Swan was a sure sign of the coming of the Bishop. Â taken from by Agnes Aubrey Hilton