Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Wardens and People of St John’s, Blackstock, as donors, St Matthew and St Aidan’s has a brand “new” organ to replace their ailing keyboard.
On 26 October, Jim, Nick, and Donnie assisted Arie Vandenberg in removing the instrument from Blackstock, transporting it to Buckhorn, and installing it in the church.
The Venerable David Peasgood was on hand in the afternoon to get a feel for his “new toy” and to prepare to play it for the congregation on the following Sunday. He has also introduced Susan to the new instrument so that she has a chance ahead of time to become familiar with it.
David remarked, “The sound from this instrument is absolutely amazing. People have just got to come by to hear it”. [ed.: Sorry we can’t post a video with sound.]
St Matthew – St Aidan’s is so fortunate to have Susan and David as our organists. Both David and Susan will be providing festive music for Christmas Eve with the Knights-Wever family of talented musicians.
In the new year, Father Glenn has suggested that the parish invite the Wardens and others from Blackstock to a special Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing of the”new” organ. He said, “Then the good people from St John’s will be able to see that their organ has found a good home where it will be cared for fondly. We extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the People of Blackstock for their gracious generosity”