Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hymnathon!!

Stained glass by Hilary Davies at St. Andrew's Church, Leytonstone
Stained glass by Hilary Davies
at St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church, Leytonstone is having a hymnathon on 12 -13 October as a fund-raising event for repairs to their organ. The church was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfied in the 1880s. It includes stained glass by Margaret Chilton and by Hilary Davies. The organ is based on one acquired from St. Jude's Church, Whitechapel in 1889. It was expanded by Lewis & Co in 1913 and repaired in the 1990's by J.H.Males of Polegate, Sussex. (You can hear the organ here). Now the original leather-work is failing and fundraising is under way. The church aims to sing the entire New English Hynmal at one sitting, between noon on Friday 12 October and 7pm on Saturday 13. There is a schedule on the church's website. And if you can't sing, there is a sponsorship at the fundraising page.

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