NOAH’S ARK SAILS
IN EXNING Issued: August 24, 2009
Parish of Exning
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NOAH’S ARK SAILS IN EXNING
St Martin’s Church in Exning was packed
last Sunday, needing extra chairs to be brought in, as proud parents
gathered to see their children perform "Captain Noah and his
Floating Zoo". The performance took place during the regular
"Worship For All" service and was the culmination of Exning’s Music
During the week of August 10th,
thirty-five (35) children rehearsed the 10 songs that make up the
Captain Noah musical. The week was the brainwave of Christine
Conway-Jarrett, who said "children love to sing but there are so few
chances for them to do this outside school". Christine played piano
whilst he daughters Kayleigh (18) and Samantha (16) rehearsed the
children each day. The family are all accomplished musicians and the
girls have trained at Lincoln Cathedral Choir. Their professionalism
included a "warm up" fun song for the children – with parents and
congregation joining in on Sunday!
But a show needs props and, as well as
learning the songs each day, the children created: animal face
masks; portholes with animal faces; an ark; and a "rainbow of
hands". They were assisted in this by a team of helpers who also led
them in games outside in the sunshine.
Exning’s Vicar, Revd. Joyce Williams, said:
"We are very aware that part of the Church’s ministry is to serve
the community and we see this a starting point for many new
initiatives". One such under consideration is a more regular
opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come together to
make music and sing.
When asked whether she would do it again,
Christine said: "I’m already thinking of what to do next year – with
"Joseph" being highly likely"
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