Remembrance Service

It was rather strange not being at St John’s this morning for the Remembrance Service, but instead I was playing for St Peter’s Church at Milton Lilbourne. The church looked fantastic in the sunshine and it was a packed church as people gathered together to remember.

Chris and I visited last week to run through the service and I felt prepared today. It’s a lovely pipe organ to play but I especially liked the notes stuck on it for Organists!

There were four hymns; Praise my Soul, I Vow to Thee my Country, O Valiant Hearts and O God Our Help in Ages Past along with God Save the Queen (of course) and a couple of voluntaries. I made a couple of errors in O Valiant Hearts, I think because it’s a long hymn I lost concentration momentarily, but otherwise all went well.

It’s enjoyable being part of other church services, slightly nerve wracking not being familiar with the order but it’s good to learn how others run things. This was a lovely community to be part of today.


  1. Anna Thank you so much for giving this community the gift of a real, accompanied service on this special day. It will have meant a great deal to some of the older members, who may have deep memories of times past. And doing a solo service is always a big step up. Remember too that without mistakes there is no progress. Well done again.


  2. How lovely Anna to play the National Anthem on a sunny Remembrance Sunday at an English country church! You go from strength tp strength and remember, the only way to learn is to make mistakes!!!!! Reminds me of the stern notice on the console of the church where my ex piano teacher is Director of Music….”£10 FINE FOR ANYONE FOUND TAMPERING WITH THE ORGAN “…


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