Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dedication of the New Choir Stalls

It's continuing to be a busy month and I have a backlog of news to add as time whizzes by. Highlight so far was the special choral Evensong service on Sunday 10 June in Dorchester Abbey to celebrate the conclusion of the John Piper and the Church exhibition and the dedication of the new Choir Stalls, designed and made by Philip Koomen Furniture. The preacher was Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth, the former Bishop of Oxford. The Dorchester Abbey choir sang beautifully and the readings were all wonderfully appropriately chosen from the Old and New Testaments on the themes of Arts and Crafts.

Dorchester Abbey ~ Choral Evensong
John Piper and the Church
 Conclusion of the exhibition
“John Piper and the Church”
and the
Dedication of the New Choir Stalls
My Photo

Monday, June 4, 2012

Money raised for Workaid

One of our freelance colleagues donated the money he earned from working on the Dorchester Abbey new choir stalls to Workaid. This paid for a container of refurbished tools and equipment to be shipped to Africa.
Workaid tackles poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self supporting. Tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK, refurbished and sent to vocational training projects and self-help groups, mostly in East Africa and in the UK.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Donation to Sylva organisation

At our recent workshop exhibition Dr Gabriel Hemery from the Sylva Foundation based in Little Wittenham gave a talk on the OneOak Project. One of our visitors subsequently was able to donate £5000 from his charitable organisation to Sylva (more details will follow soon on this blog, no doubt) - very exciting!