Ernest Sands

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Southern Comfort
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Ernest Sands

Post by Southern Comfort » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:03 pm

News just coming through that Ernie has died. It apppears that, tragically, he took his own life. More details as they become available.

Prayers for his family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

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Re: Ernest Sands

Post by alan29 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:21 am

Oh.
Dammit.

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Re: Ernest Sands

Post by Southern Comfort » Wed May 04, 2016 7:39 pm

Music sung at the funeral service for Ernie last Friday was all by Ernie himself:

Sing of the Lord's goodness
Psalm: I will call upon the Lord and bless his name
One of his Alleluia settings
God of all life, of every earthly blessing (We praise your name)
Song of Farewell: May the choirs of angels

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Re: Ernest Sands

Post by alan29 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:05 pm

Where was it held?
He was of our diocese and though he was "mentioned in dispatches" since his death there was no other word.
Difficult.

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Re: Ernest Sands

Post by Southern Comfort » Thu May 05, 2016 1:49 pm

alan29 wrote:Where was it held?


St Thomas (Church of Wales), Penybontfawr.

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Re: Ernest Sands

Post by alan29 » Thu May 05, 2016 8:43 pm

Thank you.
So many thoughts in this Year of Mercy.

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Re: Ernest Sands

Post by Gwyn » Fri May 06, 2016 10:54 am

Sad indeed.

I remember when he came to Cardiff to lead a dayschool on music in the liturgy; he was funny and informative.
He said "If God has given you a lousy voice, then make sure that He gets to hear it". :lol:

May he rest in peace.

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