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January 6, 2021

Back to Square One

evelyn @ 1:59 pm

Well, that’s it.  Churches closed again.  Everything locked down.  What a way to celebrate the Epiphany.

At least this time I don’t have to worry about keeping the organ ticking over with a weekly practice.  It’s out of action, undergoing a major refurbishment.  The hope is that it will be ready for Easter …

Last Sunday I played our small electronic organ, down in the side-chapel.  It was unexpectedly pleasant being down there, even though I had to wear a mask, and at one point, a visor.

And it was nice to be part of the socially-distanced group that gathers in the cold outside the side door after Mass. Some old friends were there.  That will stop, too.  Only two people are allowed to meet in the open air now.  There’s no Mass for anyone to meet after, anyway.

What are the chances of a proper choir singing with a refurbished organ at Easter, I wonder?

We can always live in hope, I suppose.  At least we have kept the audio files from last year’s Holy Week.  And after the huge, frantic effort that was Christmas, that is very good to know!

Happy New Year!



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