O gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
A 15th-century St James, wearing pilgrim badges on his hat (one of Thomas Becket, I think!). From Stowting, Kent. pic.twitter.com/r4MavFPvF5
— Eleanor Parker (@ClerkofOxford) July 25, 2016