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God Treads Softly Here
September 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmdonation
‘God Treads Softly Here: You do not Hear Her Coming’
An evening of words and music for Christian Aid
Trevor Dennis, Brian Heald and Lionel Clarke,
St Mary’s Handbridge, Wednesday, September 15, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
This is the fourth and last in a series of evenings of words and music that have been held in St Mary’s Church, Handbridge for Christian Aid since the middle of last December. We’ve had evenings to do with Christmastide, Passiontide, and Women’s voices in the Bible. This time the theme is simply God!
Trevor Dennis will read six of his published stories or poems on that theme, while Lionel Clarke and Brian Heald, two highly celebrated Chester musicians, will be playing six pieces for cello and piano. The mood will be less sombre this time – it will be quietly reflective at times, at others positively playful. And Trevor assures everyone that this programme will easily fit within the 90 minutes.
We will find ourselves at the gate of heaven, on the bank of one of the rivers of Eden, in the silence of the Sinai desert, or with the marks of God’s floury hands on our backs. And there will be Dvŏrák, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Bach and more.
Thanks to the Methodist Book Centre at Hanley, and their wonderful manager Julie-Ann Ellis, there will be a bookstall and at the end of the evening a chance to buy copies of some of Trevor’s books, including three of the collections he will have been drawing upon. Julie has promised to donate 10% of the profits to Christian Aid.
No tickets are being sold, but as before there will be a chance to give to Christian Aid, either in the church or online. Astonishingly, the first three evenings between them raised £8,850. Let’s see if we can bring the grand total to over £10,000! The need is so great, and so urgent.
If you wish to reserve seats in the church, please email Trevor on firstname.lastname@example.org , or telephone him on 01244 638441. You will be more than welcome. If you prefer, you can watch the evening on Zoom, or catch up with it afterwards on the St Mary’s Handbridge YouTube channel, and you will be given a link to an online-giving page, set up by the Chester Christian Aid Committee. Cheques made out to Christian Aid can be posted to ‘Christian Aid, c/o The Parish Administrator, St Mary-Without-the Walls, Overleigh Road, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL’.