A few years ago, my God-daughter and her family were able to join us at St Andrew’s for the Palm Sunday service. It was a joy to be able to share the service with them, not least as they are a family that can sing and I’ve always found it a bit hard to hold a tune from the back of the procession, as we walk around the church singing All Glory Laud and Honor.
Fast forward a few years, and I’m delighted that my God-daughter has carried on singing and to be able to share this message of hope from her choir, as they sing Felix Mendelssohn – Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah.
Unfortunately congregational singing is not yet possible in our services. However, our choir have been working on some quartets and duets, which can be learnt and rehearsed independently at home, to share with us from the distance of the choir stalls in some of our services. It has been wonderful to hear them singing and bringing us all hope that, in time, we will all be able to lift our eyes and voices together again.
You may remember that Bishop Robert will be leading a special service this evening, to mark the next phase of our journey as we edge out of ‘Lockdown’ in a variety of ways.
Bishop Robert has specifically extended an invitation to all Church Members to join the service, which will be broadcast as a YouTube live stream.
The service will take place on this evening, 7th July at 6.30pm CET. Bishop Robert will Preside and the preacher will be Revd. Helen Marshall, the Chaplain at St. Ursula’s, Berne. A link to the YouTube broadcast will be posted at 18:00 this evening, on the homepage of the Diocesan Website at https://europe.anglican.org/