St Aidan’s, Clarkston, yet again


Our third visit to St Aidan’s, Clarkston, was no less eventful than the previous two!

A Patronal Festival Evensong is pretty-well fixed in the church’s calendar, so if people are likely to be away elsewhere, then there is a problem. This happened this time with the organist, and several of the Church Choir members, and some of our members not being available on the due date.

The new Rector Rev Nicholas Taylor, had hardly  time to settle in before this festival, and Helen Raeside, the assistant organist had to get to grips with the music, some of which was new. Even problems with one of the radio mics seemed to conspire against us.

However, even with all that, it was a lovely service with  an excellent sermon from the Rector of a neighbouring Church. The usual eats and drinks before and after gave us a chance to socialise with many folk we had met before.


  • Introit:- ‘Except the Lord build the House’….(JHM)
  • First Hymn:- ‘Saintly Aidan’
  • Psalm:- 89, Chant E.J.Hopkins
  • Magnificat:- Chant J.Turle
  • Nunc Dimittis:- Chant H Baker
  • Second Hymn:- Dear Lord and Father…to tune Repton
  • Anthem:- ‘O, Lord, my heart is not proud’ …Music by Margaret Rizza
  • Hymn:- Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour!
  • Vesper:- ‘May the road rise to meet you’…music by J.Jerome Williams

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