Michael Heighway’s concert and a brief update on the extension, Spring 2018.

Trevor Swainson writes:

Performed by Michael Heighway.  The weather on Sunday (18th) was hardly conducive for turning out for the Organ Concert in St. Margaret’s Church but the 70 or so who braved the weather were treated to a truly inspiring concert. The Church organ has not been worked so hard for many years as Michael treated us to a wide selection of music starting with the Wedding March by Mendelssohn followed by well-known and not so well-known pieces by Bach, William Walton and others finishing with the Vidor’s Adagio before the entire audience joined with Michael for an enthusiastic rendering of Parry’s ‘Jerusalem’. At the conclusion, tea and cake refreshed us before we once again braved the elements.


We are delighted to report the receipt of a most welcome boost to the Extension Fund that now stands at £235,000.   It has been a long haul but the end is in sight and we are well on the way to providing the much-needed facilities planned for St. Margaret’s Church.   Lots of work has been going on behind the scenes culminating in the PCC formally endorsing the project to enable ‘real’ work to start on the archaeological and other surveys. We will have a fuller report in the next edition of the ‘Chronicle’.
We are most grateful to all who have contributed to the fund so far. If you have not made a donation so far or, indeed, if you would like to make an additional donation, then please contact either of the Churchwardens or Trevor Swainson. We look forward to hearing from you.

Trevor Swainson