A very successful shared fund raising event for Edgerston Women’s Rural Institute and St Johns new organ was held on 21st June in the church.
As well as sponsoring the event itself, a lot of people came along in person to request a favourite hymn to be played or sung, or both.
There were approximately 185 requests for hymns, these being played and sung from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.
During the event, which was organised by Marion Miller and Isobel Portch, Marion sang requests and was accompanied by Isobel who played the organ. Those in the pews joined in with the singing.
The names of those who requested a hymn were read out, together with the reason for their choice. Ken Fotheringham provided excellent and valuable information about the hymn and its writer.
For about half an hour Marion and Isobel were joined by members of the church choir, with Ted at the organ.
Ted and Isobel played a piece together on the ailing organ, and then for a short while Ted played the organ with Isobel on keyboard.
The Tea Ladies from Edgerston Women’s Rural Institute and St Johns Church got together and at the back of the church provided teas, coffees and scrumptious home baking .
A very enjoyable time, (and emotional for some) was had by all who came along.
Thanks go to all who took part in the sponsored hymn and singalong, including those who requested and sponsored hymns, those who sponsored the event itself, those who helped out in so many practical ways, including providing refreshments and tray bakes. Special thanks go to those who organized it.