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With permission we again bring extracts from Spiral Magazine (February 2018 issue) published by the Parish of South Gillingham.
The long anticipated concert to be given by the International Staff Songsters looked as though it might be seriously affected by the weather when we woke on Saturday morning. But God is good and the worst of the snow held off and the audience was almost as good as expected.
How can one describe a weekend like the one we have just experienced. Most of it was superb, the only thing putting a damper on things was the weather. Snow on both Saturday and Sunday was, at best, a nuisance keeping some people at home when they would have loved to be at the meetings. We are, of course, referring to the visit of the International Staff Songsters which lived up to expectations despite a fair amount of white precipitation.
The following account has been received from Sue Willard who manages our Parent and Toddler Groups.
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We are now able to bring you the sad news that Jo was Promoted to Glory on Tuesday evening last. Please pray especially for husband Richard and the four children together with all other members of the family at this very difficult time.
As yet we are not aware of the funeral arrangements. When these are available we will publish them here.
No, no one got a hiding!! The six finalists in the under 18 section of the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition, held in London’s Royal Festival Hall, were all brilliant. The standard was so high that it seemed almost impossible to separate them. NChant, the senior choir of Rochester Grammar School, under the direction of our own Carolynn Woodman and including Bethany Boughton, performed to the high standard we know they are capable of but still didn’t come away with the silverware. We must reassure the girls that to be inthe top six out of any initial entry of 400 is more than brilliant.Well done everyone!
NChant on stage at the Royal Festival Hall
Sarah Mann and Andy Millest have sent us the following letter:
Attached (above) is a flyer for our second ever Music Man Project (Kent/Medway) Concert. Please come and see just how our performers (all adults with learning disabilities) are developing their musical skills and gaining in confidence. Entry is free, but donations will be very welcome! Marc McOwens, the general manager of Southend Mencap, is running four fundraising marathons in four days, and on Friday 13 April he’ll be coming to Gillingham. His run that day and our concert at 3pm that afternoon will help us raise funds to take our musicians to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019.
‘Making Tracks’ will take place at The Salvation Army, Green Street, Gillingham (please see flyer attached). If you are driving, it’s best to park in Balmoral car park (pay and display) off Randolph Road, then walk round the medical centre (large colourful building) and cross the footbridge over the railway line. This soon leads to Green Street and the Salvation Army hall is on your right. Alternatively, the Salvation Army hall is only 150 metres from the Railway Station in Gillingham.
We would be delighted if you were able to join us and support us. If you would like to reserve a seat, please let us know that you are coming – otherwise it’s pot luck!
Could we finally draw your attention to the Just Giving website (details on the bottom of the flyer) if you would like to sponsor Marc’s Medway Marathon? www.justgiving.com/4in4KentMMP
Should you require further information, please do get in touch.
We do hope that you are able to come.
Sarah Mann & Andy Millest Regional & Assistant Director, Music Man Project (Kent/Medway)
(Editor’s note: We went to the first concert and it was a WOW!!!!! – this is not one to be missed)
Mother’s Day meetings were held at both Chatham and Strood yesterday. We are reporting on the meeting at Strood led by Major Karen Smith
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What a splendid idea. Get the kids to wash your car and drink coffee while they’re doing it! Come on over to Church Street (ME4 4BT) on Saturday between 10 and 12am to enjoy this great experience.
The next guest for a ‘Sunday night is music night’ is Nik King on 25th March.
Nik is one of the 2 Assistant Directors of Music and Creative Arts at Territorial Headquarters, his responsibility being for ‘Contemporary Worship and Song’. He comes to us as an accomplished pianist.