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Music at St Saviour's Church

Organist and Choir Leader - Jessica Lock

St Saviour's church has a small, enthusiastic choir, of mixed voices, currently all adult. New members are always welcome, of any age - it would be especially good to have some young people again and a few more men. The only requirement is that you love to sing and can hold a tune. Of course, it's good if you can read music, but that is something you can gradually learn.

The Choir sing at the 10am service on Sundays and at various weddings throughout the year. At the moment, choir practice is held on a Thursday, in church, from 7.30pm for about an hour. This time could be adapted to meet the requirements of young ones. Contact Jessica if you are interested and want to know more.

There is a music group, which plays at monthly Parish Praise services. This includes some young violinists as well as piano, flute and occasional clarinet, bass guitar and small drums. Anyone interested in helping out with this should talk to Janet. You need to be fairly proficient on your instrument and be able to attend some practices with the rest of the group.

There is a well-maintained and well-loved pipe organ at St Saviour's. Jessica plays for most services, with two or three other organists in the area playing for evening services once or twice a month. Contact Jessica if you would like to try the organ or hear more about it.

By Jessica Lock

How can I say I love

'How can I say I Love'

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Music by St Saviour's Choir - Recorded on 29th March 2009

1 How can I say I love
When I see those hands and feet,
Cruel nails and crown of thorns,
Jesus crucified for me.

2 How can I think I serve
When I see him washing feet,
Take the towel and bend the knee,
the master of humility.

3 O how I need his love
as I watch him break the bread,
and I see him take the cup,
to the last drop poured out for me.

4 And now my heart's undone
as I hear this lonely cry,
as he takes his final breath,
gives up his life in place of me.
How I need his love.

Janet Lunt© 1993 author

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