Music live once more in St Alkmund’s

It was a delight to launch our new series of Lunchtime Concerts in the church on the last Tuesday in May, when four young instrumentalists gave us a really memorable feast of music. Together, the four boys added up to about Grade 45 (although the average age was not quite 13), and we heard flute, violin, double bass, trumpet and piano music of a high standard.

I hope that many more people will be encouraged to attend our concerts – the next is on 8th June – you can reserve places, find details of future concerts and even find posters all on the Concerts and Events page of this website.

Our thanks to the performers, Rich, Harry, George and Richard – 15 months without concerts is a long time when you are 13 – to the accompanists, to the audience (who gave generous donations which will be devoted to music at the church) and to the other helpers who made this a very special day.

Annabel Moeller

Dates for your Diaries

Service Times appear on the Worship and Prayer page. Why not ‘bookmark’ that page now so that in future you may find it quickly?

Thursday, 20th May at 1830h Conversation and Reflection: “On Forgiveness”. With Mother Pietersen and Padre Jason. Forgiveness in Christian life – its challenges, possibilities and limits. Zoom link available from Office.

Tuesday, 25th May at 1300h Lunchtime Concert (in church, limited to 30 people). Four superb young players from Shrewsbury – if you need to be sure of a place, please email Jeremy Lund. Entrance free, but donations welcome towards church funds (especially supporting music at St Alkmund’s). Bring your lunch if you wish! 25 places out of 30 now reserved – please be quick if you hope to attend!

Tuesday, 8th June at 1300h Lunchtime Concert (in church, limited to 30 people). Performers Stuart Spiers (saxophone, flute) and Jeremy Lund. Basic details as for concert above.

Tuesday, 8th June at 1900h Mike Wooldridge, OBE – “Hope in a Distracted World”. Contact Chris Walker 07942 734899 or Martin Wilson 07929 522453 for more details.

Nomination forms available from Office.

Contributions to Magazine required!

Parish Magazine

We are hoping to produce a further edition of the St Chad’s and St Alkmund’s Parish Magazine, with a publication date of late May or early June. Contributions, in the form of articles of interest, reminiscences, spiritual experiences, poetry, quizzes, and indeed anything else which you think might entertain or indeed educate are therefore invited and will be warmly received. Please submit your proposed contribution to this prestigious magazine to Peter Flint (St Chad’s) or John Clark (St Alkmunds) via this email address: Many thanks in anticipation of your participation!

from Kathryn, Parish Administrator