A Quiet Mothering Sunday

I was down to have this Sunday off – at least not taking a service. However the Rector rang and croaked down the phone, would I take his place at Evensong?

So, I duly turned up at St Mary’s, only to find that the Choir was not to put in an appearance. It ended up with two Readers (Lesley Allen and me) a guest Organist, the Duty Steward and two members of the congregation.

Actually, it turned out to be a quiet, lovely type of service that is Evensong at its best – a moment of stillness before the week gets underway tomorrow.

Nonetheless, it was rather sad. If we keep getting such low numbers, will it be worthwhile continuing a full sung service? I enjoy Anglican chant and this is the only occasion I get to do it.


About ncrttr

Retired teacher. Anglican (Lay) Reader for nearly 25 years. National Secretary of FRSCA, the Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains' Association, Air Cadet Padré, Member of Lichfield Diocese Board of Education, Member of Lichfield Rotary Club
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