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In the Spirit of the nuns
Recently, with the wonderful service of Compline, something that 500 years earlier nuns of the Benedictine convent took part in as part of their daily routine, the Abbey Girls’ Choir stepped back in history to become a part of history. This was a prelude to a fund raising event, a sponsored sleepover in the Abbey to raise money for Choir Funds.
After the serene service the girls settled down like intrepid explorers, in St. Nicholas Chapel on air beds, wrapped up in sleeping bags and jumpers after having hot chocolate, muffins and popcorn! What a wonderful safe place to be amongst some of Romsey’s past residents including Lord Louis Mountbatten. The movement and chiming of the clock was a ready-made lullaby which lulled all of us to sleep.
A glorious sunny morning heralded the dawn and gradually brought the Abbey to life shining through the beautiful stained glass windows. The girls emerged from their sleeping bags like chrysalises ready for a breakfast of bacon sandwiches, cereal, toast, orange juice and tea in the Church Rooms. After saying goodbye to Siobhan who was due to sing at the BIC with JLS (their last concert together) that evening, the girls were then sent on their way to collect their well-earned sponsor money. I’m glad to say we have raised in excess of £500! Thank you to all who contibuted to this event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
21st Century Benedictine nuns!
19 October 2013
Perhaps not – getting in the zone for our joint St. Ethelflaeda Festival Service with Christchurch Priory Girls’ Choir.
Girl Power for St. Ethelflaeda
Finally, congratulations to Helena Mole and Tabitha Burbidge on gaining their RSCM Dean’s Award and to Emily Garland on her Bishop’s Award.