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Encourage one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5, 19-20

 

Dear Congregation,

 

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the sudden death of Jane Parker-Smith, our long-standing organist.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues.

Jane was the organist at the German Christ Church for over 30 years. She enriched our services with her wonderful preludes and postludes as well as her invigorating accompaniment.

She is now safe in God's hand and in His love.

Jane’s family will conduct a private committal service. However, at a date still to be confirmed, there will be a Memorial Service held at All Saints, Margaret Street, London in which we plan to participate as a congregation. We will mark our service at the German Christ Church on Sunday, July 12, with a tribute to Jane.

Jane's family has requested that no flowers be sent. Instead, donations would be welcome to a charity which will be set up in Jane’s name. The charity will aim to inspire young people to play the organ (as soon as further details are known, we will publish them here).

 

Deacon Jonas Keller, for the Church Board of the German Christ Church London, June 27, 2020