This is a well-established favourite of our Sunday School! I think the children would choose to sing it every week if they could, but they are strictly limited to autumn only. The tune jauntily takes the singers through a list of experiences, not all of them autumnal, with a regular reminder to say, “thank you” … More Autumn Days – E White (1925-2011)
This is essentially a Native American prayer set to music by legendary jazz composer Bob Chilcott. I had to learn this piece thoroughly (and quickly) for a weekend of conductor training with Sing for Pleasure … More Give Me Strength (Sioux trad., arr. Chilcott)
In 2018 the world woke up to the dangers of plastic waste when Sir David Attenborough’s series Blue Planet 2 showed the shocking scenes of birds and sea mammals dying because of plastic pollution … More Plastic Free Prestwich
It’s that time of year. We are bombarded with advertisements on every side to help us choose our Christmas presents … More Shopping and Giving
This article was written for the October 2017 edition of the parish magazine. According to Wikipedia, this is one of the most often performed hymns in the U.K. It even features in a shortened form as “All Good Gifts” in “Godspell”. We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it … More We Plough the Fields and Scatter
Harvest Praise 2020 comes to you from St Margaret’s Prestwich. Do please join in with the prayers and singing at home. … More Harvest Praise
This article was included in the March edition of our parish magazine. You can read it again here: We all know how important it is for children to play sport. They learn to play in a team, and they need exercise and fresh air. But a new report shows that in many areas the air … More A breath of fresh air?
We all know how important it is for children to play sport. They learn to play in a team, and they need exercise and fresh air. But a new report shows that in many areas the air they are breathing is far from healthy … More A breath of fresh air?
Rev Deborah’s Harvest Sermon at St Margaret’s on Sunday 6 October was a fully interactive affair, and included a run-down of our Eco Week activities … More Harvest
St Margaret’s and St George’s Eco Week began on Sunday 29 September, which a service at which Bishop David of Manchester was preacher. You can read his sermon again here … More Eco Week