As many will know, Barry Hall has moved with his family to Bournemouth and Frances Whewell has agreed to be the new Parish Organist, playing at all three churches at various times in the month.
Frances will also be choosing the music, and together with her we are developing a “Repertoire” for each service. That is a number of hymns which the congregation knows and loves, and which we will be able to sing about three times a year on average. This restricts the number of hymns that we can sing, but means that when we sing them we will be more confident, and newcomers have some chance of getting to know the hymns and songs.
In drawing up such a list we are almost certain to get it wrong, and although we have been discussing this with the Worship Groups for each church, we would also like to offer everybody the opportunity to look at the list and offer their views – there is no guarantee that this will change the list in cases of personal favourites, but where it highlights an obvious mistake it allows us to correct it.
The lists are available on the web here. Please do let me know
- what we have forgotten
- what we have included that no one knows (or likes!)
Weight of numbers will probably count for something in determining which changes get made.
Photo thanks to Georgie Fry