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by keitha
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

The problem with your current PP's approach is that it makes it much harder for those priests who will not allow recorded music. I recall a liturgist friend of mine who, with great care, would attempt to persuade people not to have recorded music only to get the response "it was allowed for the fune...
by keitha
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship
Replies: 1
Views: 283

The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship

Here are the Guidelines that came out this morning. It's fun spotting the differences between these and the guidelines issued by the Bishops Conference last week. In passing, I think that they mean cleaning those parts of a church organ that the virus can land on! Now for the actual legislation....w...
by keitha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass

I imagine someone worked out that there might be hearing problems if you have a cantor wearing a mask or behind a screen! In fact, the changes to the law that will be required to enable public acts of worship have not yet been published. Public Health England has, I understand, been conducting exper...
by keitha
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass

I understand that the attached are the Guidelines that have now come out - interesting...and lots of food for thought!
by keitha
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Redundancy after furlough
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Redundancy after furlough

I would bet that this is the HR department gathering information before deciding where redundancies may fall in August (probably if there is no return to attended services in church by then) - so they have sent a survey form to parishes - without realising that PPs will hand them to relevant people ...
by keitha
Thu May 14, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

I had wondered about doing something similar - but 5/6 hours per hymn is more time than I have to spare...and I lack expertise (and probably the necessary willpower!) so it would probably take a lot longer. In addition, when I mused on this with our clergy there was a reluctance to use what they reg...
by keitha
Tue May 05, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing in Church
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Singing in Church

I have read quite a bit about the problems with singing while we have the coronavirus around. In my view, Germany is adopting a sensible approach, for the reasons set out in the following: https://www.drheathernelson.com/singingandcovid19?fbclid=IwAR0b1T-j0T9IHDH7f4fiwU0CY2QrgdNH3koMapXAfFpWISMWq-Lc...
by keitha
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

We tried Zoom, but the varying upload and download speeds of the participants makes it very difficult and people cannot speak together. When I use it (and other systems such as Teams) for large groups in business meetings, we have to have a plan to ensure that no more than one person talks at a time...
by keitha
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

Our daily Evening Prayer via Zoom has gone reasonably well - we get between 15-20 participants and people like the rhythm it gives to their days. Adding music to the Triduum has proved a tougher nut to crack - mainly because the gizmo that I ordered has been stuck with Royal Mail for a couple of wee...
by keitha
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

I am a lawyer - and I'm certainly not licking my lips! My view is that as Catholics we should be supporting the spirit of the legislation and doing our best to protect people. That's where, I think, the Bishops are generally coming from and like you, I feel very sorry for our priests in these circum...
by keitha
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

The problem is that the Regulations (see above) do not go as far as statements from government ministers and the press seem to be implying. Our bishops have, probably rightly, but inconsistently, gone much further than the law requires. Gatherings of more than 2 people (not being in the same househo...
by keitha
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

I have just read the regulations that came into force yesterday and which replace all previous regulations and government guidelines (the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020). As I read them (i) (apart from the 'normal' permitted exceptions) a minister of religio...
by keitha
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

We are currently experimenting with using virtual technology to provide some 'active participation' - which will not be 'full' but may be better than nothing! Wish us luck. If we crack it, I will post details here.
by keitha
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: COVID-19 - Latest information from the Liturgy Office
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: COVID-19 - Latest information from the Liturgy Office

In order for this new 'suppression' tactic to work it needs to be in place for at least 3 months. The Imperial College modelling indicates that we might then have a month or two of the previous 'management' strategy before bringing back 'suppression' for another three months, and that this sequencin...
by keitha
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Presentation of the Lord
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Presentation of the Lord

We are going through a bit of a time of change with a new Parish Priest from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (plus an Ordinariate curate - a real bonus!) and are the 'home' of the local Ordinariate group. Our Principal Concelebrant yesterday was Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinariate's Ordinary...