Ronald Shillingford Posted January 5, 2007 Share Posted January 5, 2007 I wonder has it ever dawn on any of u Organists just how vulnerable u might be when your at your Machines making I hope sweet Music. This question came about really as the Church where I have played at for the last 20 years had a spate of Robberies whilst a Service was in progress. Yes Folks ! Believe it or not while are beloved faithful were going up to receive the communion the Ladies been so naive had their handbags stolen by some cheeky person. You might argue it was their fault for leaving it behind and rightly so. But the point I am trying to make is how safe do u feel in Church ? For example if your practising alone do u lock yourself in as a matter of safety ? What about if u park your Car each time u go to visit the Church or indeed come away from it ? How do u know someone isnt watching your movements ? Folks u have to have eyes like a hawk. I havent heard of Organists getting attacked but that dosent mean to say it couldnt happen to u. We are living in very prevalent times now and u need to think of your safety everytime u go out to play for a service or whatever. I find it useful to carry a mobile phone which should be fully charged up and if yours is a pay as you go type have credit on it in case u need to phone for the Police ! Also a large Torch so if your coming out of a dark Church in winter evenings for example u have the full vision to your Car and also see if theres anyone lurking in the bushes ! Also useful to cosh the Vagabond !! I dont want to alarm u all but as much as I love what I do I dont want to become another victim so please take care of yourselves and enjoy ! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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