Tuesday, 12 May 2015
12th May, St Pancras, Martyr and Patron of Railway Stations?
The railway station is named after the ancient church in whose parish it is situated. St Pancras Old Church is one of the oldest identified sites of Christian worship in England - it is believed to have existed at least since 314. A number of old churches in England were dedicated to St Pancras, since some of his relics were brought to the country.
My friend the "Clever Boy" of Oxford has written more on St Pancras on his blog: http://onceiwasacleverboy.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/st-pancras.html