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Alton Methodist Church

New Building

Alton Methodist Church will again be welcoming the well known organist and composer Nigel Ogden who has presented the BBC Radio 2 Programme “The Organist Entertains” (Tuesdays 9.30pm) for over 25 years.  His repertoire is wide.  He plays regularly in cathedrals, churches, chapels and cinemas.  He has made numerous CDs, many of which feature mighty Wurlitzer at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, as well as organs all over the country.  He is just at home with pipe organs and electronic versions - Hammonds, Allens, and Makins such as ours.

Last year, after coming to Alton, he was invited to perform the first concert following the refurbishment of the famous twin console Compton pipe organ at Southampton Guildhall.  His touch can make the organ sing and produce some unusual sounds (!), so “come along and listen to” our very own Church organ being played by an internationally known master of the keyboard - his chance to play rather than present.

An enjoyable evening is guaranteed, and you will be contributing to the fundraising that is still required to pay for the recent work on the Church.

Tickets will be on sale shortly at £10, with a special family (2+2) rate of £25. They can be obtained from the Church office on 01-420-82695(mornings 9.30-12.00 except Tuesdays and Saturdays), to whom any enquiries should be directed.

The Transformation of our church – a record and souvenir of the recent redevelopment on DVD

From the middle of February, this two DVD set will be available for just £10. Disc one contains a pictorial record (with music and captions) of how our church building was transformed from what it used to be, to what we now enjoy. Also included are some edited highlights from the official opening and dedication service back in September 1980. Disc two contains edited highlights of our recent rededication service held on 28th November last year.

If you wish to place an order, simply let me know – (Cheques should be made payable to Alton Methodist Church and all monies raised will go towards the redevelopment fund via the talent challenge).  My grateful thanks to Nigel Hughes and Jerry Janes for all their technical assistance and help.

Thanks in advance – Keith (83167)