Why Sing?

I write this the day after returning home from a 9-day singing and conducting summer school with Sing for Pleasure. Based at Jesus College, Cambridge, it was utterly exhausting yet completely exhilarating. Work began at 8.45am last Sunday morning as we started learning Sarah Quartel’s “A Winter Day”, led by the SfP tutors. Sublime … More Why Sing?

Thank You Lord

One of my favourite songs in the Sunday School Repertoire is Thank you Lord, by Mark & Helen Johnson of Out of the Ark Music. I tend to drop it into our weekly singing practices whenever I feel there is something to be grateful for – the sunshine, the rain, plentiful hot clean running water, my family, my friends, the food in the cupboards, for waking up reasonably healthy, for being born into a first-world country … More Thank You Lord

Lord of all Hopefulness

The parishes of St Margaret’s Prestwich and St George’s Simister are blessed. We have been selected to host an hour of Great Sacred Music at 1.00pm on Saturday 22 October 2022. More than a concert, but not quite a service, this will be an hour of exquisite music performed by HeartEdge – an ensemble of talented choral scholars drawn from across the diocese, many of them being current students at the Royal Northern College of Music … More Lord of all Hopefulness

The Storm

Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 25 September. we are still in Creationtide, and the theme today is The Storm. Rev Sue will preach and preside.

There were some issues with our livestream this morning, including complete loss of signal, and a 12 second lag between video and audio! However our techies have done their best for you – please bear with us. … More The Storm

Animal Sunday

Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 18 September 2022: Animal Sunday. Rev Sue will preside and Reader Christine will preach. We begin with the hymn “O worship the King all glorious above” … More Animal Sunday