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.