I had the privilege of being invited to Rosie’s Baptism which took place today at St John’s Pewsey and was delighted to be asked to play the organ while guests took their seats. It was a huge honour to be asked and for Chris to have such faith in me. Thankfully I played considerably better than at Rosie’s blessing service last August.
Chris had invited some of the trebles to sing at the service too, so when the service started I joined them. We sang a hymn and an anthem, ‘Ave Maria’. It’s not often such a small group of trebles sing together, but we really enjoyed it and with the spacing could hear each other and work together.
After the main service, during which Rosie was perfectly behaved, we joined some of the adult choir outside. Together we sang ‘There is no Rose’ which Chris composed for Rosie. It should have been premiered last April but of course Covid meant that was not to be. It’s a wonderful arrangement and I hope we have many more occasions to sing it.
Finally, still just about in the dry, the congregation joined us for a hymn, ‘Praise my soul’, which ends with ‘grace’. Rose Mary Grace – in the three pieces of music. Only Chris could arrange such a thing.