I’ll sing a song for you
I’d like to give you advance notice of an event I’m involved in on the evening of Saturday 20 November in St Mary le Wigford Church (right next to the station in downhill Lincoln) to raise money for the Be-Attitude project for the homeless. There will be three main acts on the bill, with Tim Williams, the fine pianist and organist from St Wulfram’s, Grantham treating us to some excellent contemporary music; the Diocesan Director Ordinands Dr Jeff Heskins will dust off his ukelele and take on the persona of George Formby for the evening and, finally, the excellent close harmony ensemble which is ‘Lincs Effect’ (all present or former members of the Lincoln Cathedral choir letting their hair down a bit) will take to the stage for us to headline. All of this will be held together by ‘yours truly’, who will sing a few songs, tell a few stories(most of them tall) and even indulge you in a little poetry. I will be joined by my two sons: Christopher(on bass) and Simon (on guitar), who are both members of a popular local band in Sheffield, well known on the circuit, called The Wynells (check out their website on the side bar). We’ll come together for this one night only as ‘the Bishop Tonight Three’. We’ll be tip-toeing through my back pages and performing some Bob Dylan, Jim Reeves, Donovan, Paul MacCartney and much more. All will be performed in a relaxed, jovial way and accompanied by loads of food and wine (all of which is included in the ticket price).
The event will cost £12.50, and all proceeds will go to the Be-Attitude project to provide meals for those unlucky enough to live on our streets. You can get tickets from my own office or from the clergy at St Mary’s. I hope you’ll be there, and I look forward to seeing you: in the words of Donovan ‘I’ll sing a song for you’!