IMG_1263On Saturday 9 July, the singers from All Saints Parish along with many others from the deanery and beyond attended a music workshop delivered by Jo Boyce. Jo came to the fore producing contemporary Catholic music for parishes through her partnership with the late Mike Stanley. Who can forget the haunting, ‘Bread of Life, Truth Eternal’, or their jaunty Mass settings, of which we are currently singing ‘The Mass of St Bernadette’.

The main hall at Seale Hayne, just outside Newton Abbot, was an excellent venue with fine acoustics. Jo took us through the musical high points and quieter moments in the Mass, providing us with new and accessible music that you will notice us using from time to time over the coming weeks and months. Many thanks to Richard King for drawing our attention to the event and to the Torbay Deanery Liturgy Committee who organised the event.

Tony Watkins