bourdon basher Posted March 1, 2007 Share Posted March 1, 2007 I play at a small country church somewhere in deepest Sussex, within a two-parish benefice. In June last year, we welcomed our new incumbent. Since then, our "traditional" services - i.e BCP and nowt else, have been manouvered in favour of much more modern flavours - variations of Common Worship etc. The next casualty is about to happen. Our new P-in-C has said that we should experience more modern choral music - i.e change the hymn book. A generous benefactor has come forward to pay for the new books for both parishes. The weapon of choice - Complete Mission Praise, with the intention to replace A and M NS. Myself and the choir on several occasions have said this will be OK, if we can defer to A and M where words have been politically corrected beyond belief or where the harmonies have been b*ggered about with. However, our P in C has pretty much said that the new hymn book will be used exclusively. Has anyone had any experience of this - i.e such a sudden change and without, I should add, much consultation or advice sought with the organist. I am kind of giving my current position until the end of the year, to see what happens across the whole of the church year - and see what else gets tinkered with. Our church has already lost out on Easter Day services, in favour of the other parish (where the rectory resides!). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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