St Martin's, Brasted

CHRISTMAS CLEANING

Christmas Cleaning: We shall be preparing the church for Christmas from 9.30 am on Monday 9 December, and if you are able to help for whatever time you can spare during that morning, it will make the load all the lighter and the church all the more beautiful. Do come if you can, refreshments will be provided. Thank you!


CD OF OUR ORGAN, played by Stephen Davies

Many of us remember the organ recital which Stephen Davies gave during Advent of 2018. In January of this year he came back into the church to record some of the very last works written by Bach and Brahms:

1 Ricercar a 3 (J S Bach)

2 Sung Chorale: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele (J S Bach)
3 Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele (Brahms)

4 Sung Chorale: Herzliebste Jesu (J S Bach)
5 Herzliebste Jesu (Brahms)

6 Contrapunctus 4 from 'the Art of Fugue' (J S Bach)

7 Sung Chorale: O wie selig seid ihr doch (J S Bach)
8 O wie selig seid ihr doch (Brahms)

9 Sung Chorale: O Gott, du frommer Gott (J S Bach)
10 O Gott, du frommer Gott (Brahms)

11 Contrapunctus 11 from 'the Art of Fugue' (J S Bach)

12 Sung Chorale: Herzlich tut mich verlangen (J S Bach)
13 Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Brahms)

14 Sung Chorale: O welt, ich muss dich lassen (J S Bach)
15 O welt, ich muss dich lassen (Brahms)

16 Ricercar a 6 (J S Bach)

The resulting CD has now been released and Stephen has donated some copies to us, expressing the wish that they be sold in order to raise money for a charity which the church is currently supporting. These CDs are in the church and cost £10; all proceeds will be donated to Porchlight. Please contact Gloria Toplis (07751 173800, gloria.toplis@outlook.com) if you would like to buy one.



New History and Guide for St Martin's

St Martin’s Church, Brasted now has a new guide book for the first time in nearly thirty years.

Original source material was used in compiling the long history of the church, making this new book an amazingly comprehensive work. There are 44 pages and 22 photographs.

Readers can also use the book in a self-guided tour to learn more about the many features of the church and their part in its history.

Copies are now available at £3.50, or £5.00 inc UK P&P. Either from St Martin's, checking this website for when it might be open, or from Roger Rogowski (roger_rogowski@yahoo.co.uk).

All proceeds after costs go to St Martin's.


New Pattern for Evensong

The July evensong will be our last monthly one. In future the pattern will be:

Harvest

The first Sunday in Lent

Pentecost Sunday

For these services we will be inviting other local church choirs to join us so that we can make much more of the music. Hopefully we will have more people in the congregation to enjoy and appreciate the service too.