Music to our ears

LENT can be a challenging time, a period of prayer, reflection, sacrifice, charitable giving and penance in

Susan Boyle

preparation for Easter.

This Lenten period has been especially difficult, falling early after a harsh winter and as many within the Church and wider community struggle to cope with tragedy—from natural disasters in Haiti and Chile to the weight of the clergy abuse crisis.

It is pleasant to think for a moment on the lighter side of life—news such as Susan Boyle’s delight at meeting The Priests.

Also the fact that the singer seems likely to stay in Scotland in spite of a recent break in at her Blackburn home.

Lord Gill, The Lord Justice Clerk, with the Senators of the College of Justice Pic: Paul McSherry

And staying with the theme of hitting the right notes, no doubt his appointment as chairman of the Royal School of Church Music will be music to the ears of the Rt Hon Lord Gill, the Lord Justice Clerk.


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