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Munch with Music for December

A reminder to our regular attenders at our monthly free concerts that this month’s is a week late and takes place on Wednesday 11th December at 12.30pm. Free drinks available from 12pm and feel free to bring your lunch.

This month we have Geneviève Usher( Soprano) and Chris Underhill (Piano) who will present Opera, Lieder and Piano solos with a seasonal twist.

Geneviève has sung principal roles in opera, operetta, G & S and oratorio. Chris performs in chamber ensembles and is a regular accompanist for singers. His solo work includes a number of concertos.

The next concert is on the first Wednesday of February.

Services for Easter Day at St John’s

Services for Easter Day:

6.15am The Paschal Liturgy

We begin with the lighting of the Paschal Fire from which we light the Paschal Candle. After the procession into church we sing the Exsultet and then have a vigil of readings. Litany of the saints as we go to the font to renew our baptism vows. Then holy communion. We finish with breakfast in the church hall.

10am Parish Mass

Parish mass for Easter Sunday. We begin by processing with the Paschal candle to the Easter Garden. After communion it’s Easter eggs for the children!

Munch with Music – Feb 6th

Our monthly free lunchtime concerts resume this coming Wednesday (February 2nd) following the Christmas break.

This month we welcome Stephen Reck for a concert of classical guitar. Stephen is regarded as one of the foremost players of a new generation of classical guitarists emerging from Ireland. As a soloist he has performed extensively in the UK, Ireland and America. He has received excellent reviews for his popular CD Saudade from Classic FM magazine and American Record Guide.

All welcome – coffee provded free from 12.15pm – performance from 12.45pm to 1.30pm. Bring you own lunch if you wish.

Further weather update for 20th

Having consulted with our church warden and taking into account current conditions and the forecast the final decision on services tomorrow is:
10am: Will go ahead as normal

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Weather update for 20th

Unless the weather gets substantially worse 8am and 10am masses will go ahead as normal this Sunday. 10am might be said rather than sung if we have problems getting our organist here from Redhill.

As things stand choral evensong is still on but it might prove impractical to get choir, organist et al, if the promised further snow materialises.

Watch this space for developments!

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