This month the parish of St Matthew’s, Stretton, will host a Facebook party to mark the second anniversary of its monthly ukulele sing-along Singing Kettle.
The popular monthly event is in support of the lonely, isolated, cared for and their carers, and this year their birthday celebration at the church hall would have fallen on St George’s Day, 23 April.
The Revd Alan Jewell, Vicar at St Matthew’s, Stretton, and St Cross, Appleton Thorn, and founder of Singing Kettle, says: “We were planning a St George's day party sing-a-long and I’d even ordered St George Cross flags and table decorations.
“Obviously, we won't be meeting in the church hall, but I am planning to live-stream some sing-along songs from the vicarage just as I did for last month's Singing Kettle.
“I will be playing my ukulele and I hope everybody joining in on Facebook will be singing along too. We’ll be singing a selection of English songs in keeping with the special day.”
The Singing Kettle St George's Day Party will be live on Facebook at 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 April.
The idea for the Singing Kettle was devised by Revd Alan Jewell and Sheila, a Pastoral Worker in the parish. Sheila had for some time wanted to do something for the lonely and isolated in the community.
The first Singing Kettle was launched in 2018 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. Church members have combined their skills of tea making, cake baking, and music playing into the popular local event.
Watch a short video about Singing Kettle made in 2019 to mark its 1st birthday.