A message from the SFO.

A message received 18/03/2020 from the SFO.

This morning the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church instructed that all services should be cancelled with immediate effect. Early today the Church of Scotland cancelled this year’s General Assembly and in the afternoon the Church of Scotland instructed all congregations that services are to be cancelled from tomorrow until further notice.

Any SFO member who is caused difficulty by this or who has any queries should get in touch with me and I shall attempt to assist in any way I can.

Secretaries, please forward this message on to all your members without delay.

Contact Donald Maclagan, 01540 662431, 07974 935224, donaldmaclagan@scotsorgan.org.uk. 1 Victoria Court, Kingussie, PH21 1HZ.

Best wishes and stay safe,
Donald

Important news – Come and Sing

❗IMPORTANT INFORMATION❗

This post will not come as much of a surprise.
After discussion with our Church hosts and with the Lanarkshire Organists committee surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel the Come and Sing scheduled for Saturday 4th April, at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland.

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The organist entertains…

“The Organist Entertains” …..EK Old Parish has recently installed a new Allan organ and Allan Hawthorne, a renowned young organist, will give an evening performance on Friday 1 May to entertain and to demonstrate the capabilities of this wonderful instrument. Aaron has promised that “you’ll hear things you’ve probably never heard on a church organ!” Tickets £5 available soon. See https://www.ekopc.org.uk/ for more…

Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion April 2020

We just love a good Come and Sing, and look to hold at least one each session. 

Details of our April 2020 come and sing are noted below and if you would like to register on line please use the online form below.  Your details will be securely transferred to our secretary, Anne Maguire, and she will be in touch to confirm.

Rehearsal is at 12noon.

There will be ample opportunity to have breaks and you are encouraged to bring along a light snack. Tea/Coffee and Juice will be available.

Invite your friends along for the 4pm performance!

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

Information for Calderbank organ Visit

Saturday 15th February 1pm

For those of you who are considering coming to Calderbank on Saturday:
The heating is booked and the urn will be on for teas and coffees! Calderbank Church is on the main street immediately opposite the Primary School. There is sufficient parking if you turn in the church gate to the wee car park and access to the building will be via the hall door up the ramp from the car park. Looking forward to seeing those who are able to come.
Brigid

February organ visits….

Our next syllabus event takes place on Saturday 15th February

We’ll visit two different churches only a few miles apart with two totally contrasting organs.

11.00am – St Francis Xavier Church is located at Taylor Avenue, Carfin ML1 5AL

1pm – Calderbank Church is located at 14 Main Street, Calderbank, ML6 9SG

Ecumenical Songs of Praise January 2020

This January the Lanarkshire Society of Organists are hosting a service at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Bellshill Central Parish Church.

The Evening will feature lots of Songs of Praise, led by the mighty Hilsdon Organ of Bellshill Central Church, with it’s organist Alan Mathew as Director of Music.

The 1930 Hilsdon Organ at Bellshill Central Church

On Friday’s 17th and 24th January at 7.15pm there will be choir practices for those wishing to be part of an Ecumenical Choir to help lead our praise. If you are interested in this please contact Alan via the form below.

October 2019 East End organ crawl

We had a wonderful day on 12th October 2019 visiting St Mary’s Church Abercrombey Street and Dennistoun New Parish Church in the East End of Glasgow.

St Mary’s has an excellent Hill Norman Beard two manual organ high up in the gallery, overlooking the magnificent Church. Dennistoun New Parish Church has a Willis 3manual instrument which sounds superb in the acoustics and setting of the church.

Our grateful thanks to both churches for allowing us access to these fine instruments in beautiful buildings.