Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5: 19-20)
Despite the grim Winter weather, we were fortunate in having our spirits lifted by the recent informal visit from Organist Chris Lawton; a keen player of John Compton Organs, he travels around the country playing them in many wondrous venues, whether they be Churches, Cathedrals or Cinemas. Well, Ss Simon & Jude may not be on quite that scale, but our organ is apparently a real gem!
Chris’s repertoire is vast; he began by playing many well-known songs from theatre and film, along with some jazz during which our toes were most definitely tapping! Afterwards, he played a selection of favourite hymns, including Love Divine All Loves Excelling and Praise My Soul, whereupon we settled into a few moments of quiet reflection.
Thank you so much Chris. It was a pleasure to meet you and listen to your amazing playing. We look forward to your visit later this year.