The team were also joined by some local helpers - Grahame Chubb played the drums as well as organised the day. Alison Larkham played cello, while her husband Andy did a lot of choir training. They were a huge help and wonderful supporters.
Roger divided the day into several sections:
Psalms and Seasons - which picked out the music from the book which was based on Psalms, and some others that fitted into the various seasons such as Christmas, ascension.
Rites, Rhymes and Reasons - which looked at why we worship, and also included some of the songs that fit particular events such as baptism or the creed.
Come, let us praise the Lord - this was the finale of the day, which was a worship service which included an interview with the Bishop as well as lots of songs/hymns from the book.
The day went very well, and the team received some lovely comments at the end. This comment came from the vicar at the church:
Dear Roger,Thank you, and all your team, very much indeed for travelling down to put on such an inspirational day. Everyone I spoke to found it spiritually energising and uplifting - 'tingles down the spine' was one comment. I am very hopeful that we will be able to introduce at least some of the hymns & songs into our regular worship in the Winterbournes. Rev Peter Ostli-East