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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Seeker-Friendly Church

Burton Dasset is so literalist. I told him I wanted him to organise a "Seeker-friendly service".

So he organised the following Hymn Sandwich:
"I'll never find another you"
"Morningtown"  (which I suppose is, at least, suitable for Compline in the C of E)  
"Georgie Girl" (a radical revision of the story of England's patron saint) 
"The Carnival is Over" (Recessional, obviously).
But I had to veto "Beg, steal or borrow".  Partly because it sounded like we were advocating Antinomianism. But mostly because people don't like to have "new" songs in Church.


5 comments :

  1. But 'Beg Steal or Borrow' is such a wonderful, uplifting offertory .

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  2. Blowin' in the wind. A safe and sanitised version, suitable for Beaker Folk (and Anglicans?) at Pentecost.

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  3. What's wrong with any Graham Kendrick composition?

    He's very popular in those spheres of influence where shaggy beards and guitars are prominent.

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    1. I concur fully UKViewer, but doing so I hasten to add - there ain't nuthin' wrong with shaggy beards - - shaggy beards rule OK (at least in my pulpit anyway - probably not in Eileen's)

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  4. I can see 'O Sinner Man' might trouble your inclusivity, but surely their edited version of 'When the Stars begin to Fall' is fuzzy enough? (Or would Judith's top C frighten the guinea pigs?)

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