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by alan29
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Just popping in.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1645

Re: Just popping in.....

blackthorn fairy wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:04 pm
Lucky you Alan29. We too have lots of deathhs in the parish but the first funeral I have been asked to play for since January 2020 will be in two weeks' time.
I have two this week. It feels like I am doing something positive in this awful situation.
by alan29
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Just popping in.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1645

Re: Just popping in.....

This will pass. The worry is what will be left when full worshipping re-starts. We are allowed 80 in our socially distanced church. We get under 60. I go. I play hymns. People appreciate it. We give sad little waves across the building to each other which are answered by thumbs up, or the waggling h...
by alan29
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 0
Views: 583

New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/new-lectionary ... lIhX8i34Lc
Lets hope musicians get sight of it early enough to adjust/re-write responsorial psalms.
by alan29
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Women in 'Minor Orders'

There has been precious little money for lay education and formation in the past.
I suspect the impact of Covid on collections will mean even fewer funds in future.
by alan29
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Women in 'Minor Orders'

Thank you for your considered reply. If I might reflect on it There is a certain 'confusion' of language in alan29's email. I hope the question marks mean its ok to offer some clarification (at least at the level of the theory of things!) If lay people do these things at present it is by virtue of ...
by alan29
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Women in 'Minor Orders'

It raises a number of questions. If lay people do these things at present it is by virtue of their baptism .... why "clericalize" this lay right? If they are commissioned by the bishop will it be just for their parish, or for a wider ministry? Will commissioned people go to the top of the queue when...
by alan29
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Because it isn't. It is for some of us Can I presume you live in a part of the world where there are so many pastoral musicians champing at the bit that you will never be able to serve again? We've just lost our building. But we have no intention of giving up. Good for you. And good luck to you and...
by alan29
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hare wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Why not just throw in the towel and accept it is all over?
Because it isn't.
by alan29
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I'd agree with everything John said. One caveat about humming, even when wearing a mask. Fairly early on (March/April) they did studies on humming as an alternative to singing and found that just as much was produced in the way of aerosol, even when the hummer was masked. Every week or two, someone...
by alan29
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I am less despondent. I think that those who return when things like singing and provision for children restart will be wanting to sing. I worry more that people will have lost the habit of going to church and will have found other ways of filling that time on a Sunday. I can see a time of shrinkag...
by alan29
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I am less despondent. I think that those who return when things like singing and provision for children restart will be wanting to sing. I worry more that people will have lost the habit of going to church and will have found other ways of filling that time on a Sunday. I can see a time of shrinkage...
by alan29
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Of course this change is of no use at all in parishes like mine where we have no choir.
by alan29
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hare wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:48 pm
I would happily play but am furloughed until singing is allowed - or the furlough scheme ends - when I would be redundant.
That's a bad situation.
by alan29
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8122

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I play before and after and at the Presentation of Gifts and Communion at ours. People really appreciate the change of sound from what has become a spoken word fest. And it gives me personally a change of activity. Good parish liturgy has evolved to have a balance between spoken word and singing. My...