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Welcome to 2019 and doesn’t the New Millennium now seem a long time ago?
If 2018 was a year of uncertainty in global politics and financial markets, let’s try to be optimistic for 2019. A Brexit withdrawal deal of some sort will be done because it’s in both sides’ vital interest to conclude one. It will go to the wire, as it always does and the wire might even be moved further down the track, even if our Prime Minister has to kiss Jean Claude Junker, poor thing, and shake hands with Jacob Rees Lost.
My Dear Friends
We live in a world that doesn’t seem to know what it thinks about secrecy and disclosure, privacy and openness. The very vocabulary we use can be emotive: whereas ‘transparency’ is applauded, ‘revealing sensitive information’ is frowned upon; ‘whistle blowing’ is brave, but ‘betrayal’ is disgraceful; ‘rigorous investigation’ is what we want the police to do, but ‘invasion of (our) privacy’ is another matter. (If you watched the ITV documentary about Sir Cliff Richard on 10 December, you’ll know how very strongly he feels about this!)
More Parish Notes from John the Ticket
If what I have heard on Radio 4 is true, it has now been admitted that we will be less well off after Brexit. Surprise, surprise. Govt warns of six-month border disruption under 'no-deal' Brexit. Dear Theresa survives “no confidence” motion but some one hundred plus voted against her. Parliament must contain some of the most two faced persons, don’t you think? Well not too long to go ‘til UK government decides what they want to do.
As part of the consultation programme regarding the above, Wokingham Borough Council is holding a series of public meetings over the next few months.
The meeting for our area will be at Loddon Hall, Twyford on Thursday 10 January at 7pm.
In order to make WBC aware of the strength of local opinion, we hope to see as many local residents as possible at the meeting.
Parish Church of Waltham St Lawrence
Director of Music
(or Organist, or Organ Scholar)
from January 2019
Our friendly and active village church community has a strong musical & choral tradition with enthusiastic support from the congregation and clergy.
- Fine ‘Father’ Willis 2-manual organ in good state of repair
- RSCM-affiliated robed SATB choir with student choral scholarship scheme
- Main Sunday service (CW Communion or Morning Worship), Choral evensong monthly.
- Occasional offices, Weddings and Funerals (extra fees).
- Opportunities to innovate, and become involved in youth music, concerts, festival etc.
- RSCM scale rates paid, according to responsibilities undertaken.
We would also consider appointing an Organist only, to work with a Choir Director,
or an Organ Scholar, already receiving tuition
(with funding for their tuition and an attendance fee)
For further information please contact: