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by markyboy
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops fix date for ending old music settings
Replies: 20
Views: 7996

Re: Bishops fix date for ending old music settings

Perhaps at the same time the bishops will insist that priests use only the new translation, not pick and mix, or ignore it, as some do now. For the bishops to issue this musical directive now, without having ensured that their presbyteral brethren toe the line, is illogical. Personally I like the ne...
by markyboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 24616

Re: Organ nightmares

As a young man I played at a local Anglican church. Just prior to my leaving there was a LIVE tv communion service. Not being Anglican I was unsure what to expect and no-one obliged me with a text. The organ was at the back, up stairs, and the chancel was some way off, slightly out of clear view, wi...
by markyboy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Going down to one Mass
Replies: 34
Views: 13355

Re: Going down to one Mass

I'm following this with interest, as we are going down to one mass in our church around Advent. Because it is likely to be the main mass which survives (we haven't been told yet!) and I am the only musical link I don't anticipate many problems, except that the disappearing mass congregation will ins...
by markyboy
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 24616

Re: Organ nightmares

Just read the post about Whitby, where I play in the successor church. I hadn't seen this one before. From what I've heard of Mr Lawson, this was not a one-off 'discussion.' The organ was only two years old at this time, and may actually still exist in another church, though not in use, having left ...
by markyboy
Fri May 31, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 96845

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Brings to mind the old joke about Matings and Evensnog! And I did actually see 'Complain' on a notice once.
by markyboy
Fri May 31, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 51530

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

Wonderful. Improves the quality of my playing no end!
by markyboy
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Instead of Christmas Cracker Jokes
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: Instead of Christmas Cracker Jokes

Loved it - especially the PC version of Psalm 22/23
by markyboy
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 4 o'clock Vigil service?
Replies: 22
Views: 7203

Re: 4 o'clock Vigil service?

Been following this thread, just thought I'd add our experience. We have a new PP this year; he asked a few weeks ago what we usually did - 8pm 'midnight' Mass, plus 30 minutes sing-a-long beforehand (hate it, but congregation seems to like it though don't sing well), and 10.30 Christmas Day. Then t...
by markyboy
Thu May 31, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Conditional Baptism
Replies: 16
Views: 6680

Re: Conditional Baptism

I've read this thread with interest, and just thought I'd add my own experience. I was received into the Church some 33 years ago on Holy Thursday evening, aged 20, by an old-fashioned Irishman, now sadly gone ahead. I duly presented my certificate of baptism from my infant Anglican 'do', which he s...
by markyboy
Thu May 31, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Invitation to be blessed at communion time
Replies: 12
Views: 4491

Re: Invitation to be blessed at communion time

My PP uses words along the lines of 'Mindful that there may be some here today unable, for whatever reason, to receive communion, there is always an invitation to come forward and receive a blessing from the minister.' He doesn't say this at every Mass, but he always does so at Requiems.
by markyboy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 26080

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

Hi Nick
We had them under previous priest; but this guy doesn't believe in inserts or even Funeral and Wedding sheets, so cancelled the licenses. Mindful of Hebrews 5,2 I won't say more; I like him, and the way he says Mass.
Mark
by markyboy
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 26080

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

Interesting conversation. Maybe we're doing better than I thought. We are currently singing the revised Lourdes Gloria, and struggling with the extra syllables, the Missal Holy Holy, and Missal Acclamation no.2. We've tried the Missal Gloria, and may come back to it. We tried out one of the Gloria i...